Friday, March 30, 2012

10 reasons I watch Vampire Diaries Season 3 because of the Originals

In Vampire Diaries season one, Damon got the honors of being the sole reason I tuned in weekly. Season two, with Vampire Barbie in her prime, Caroline was crowned.

Season three? It's the season of the Originals, without a doubt.

Without further ado...


1. Backstabbing, frontstabbing, and torture, oh my!
Considering that they're willing to stab one another into hundreds-of-years-long coffin comas, it's no surprise that they don't hesitate to maim, torture, and decapitate humans, werewolves, and other vampires.
Klaus: You people seem to respond best to violence.
Episode 10 - The New Deal 
Finn (about Klaus): He stored us in boxes.
Episode 18 - The Murder of One
Rebekah: Why don't you sit down and shut up before I ruin everything by ripping your head off?
Episode 15 - All My Children
Rebekah dislikes her torture sessions being interrupted.

2. Thoroughly Modern Mikaelsons
After being in a coffin for centuries upon centuries, they're totally nonchalant about technology. Cars, cell phones, credit cards....yanno, electricity..... unfazed. These Originals sure can adapt. I mean, check out their pre- and post-coffin hair!

Why hello, Elijah.
No matter the century, Rebekah has awesome hair.
Finn...well...he didn't get the best Mikaelson genes.
And we can't forget Klaus's lion's mane...

3. They're so fashionable.
From throwing lavish balls to being spiffy in everyday life, the Originals surely know how to dress.
Rebekah: There has to be more to this dress.
Stefan: There’s not.
Rebekah: So women in the 21st century dress like prostitutes, then? I got dirty looks for wearing trousers.
Klaus: You wore trousers so women today could wear nothing.
Episode 4 - Disturbing Behavior

4. Good? Evil? Who cares!
Remember in Season 2 when Elijah was the unkillable, super-scary vampire who decapitated Trevor with a swift headsmack? And now he's all noble and swoony and Klaus is the bad guy (who's actually just lonely)? Yeah, don't bother keeping track.
Klaus: We can sit and eat, or I can reach down your throats and pull out your insides. The choice is yours.
Episode 13 - Bringing Out the Dead
Klaus (about Rebekah): My sister has gone missing.
Damon: Cute. Blonde bombshell. Psycho. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
Episode 10 - The New Deal
Elijah: Mother made us vampires. She didn't make us monsters. We did that to ourselves.
Episode 15 - All My Children
Here, I got you this heart.

5. Originals - They're Just Like Us!
Sure, they're immortal, thousand-year-old bloodsucking fiends, but they just want to be loved.
Klaus: All you have to do is get Stefan to stop decapitating my friends.
Episode 11 - Our Town
Sage: Please don't tell me that you and Rebekah are friends.
Damon: Not unless you count hate sex.
Episode 17 - Break on Through
Caroline: I'm too smart to be seduced by you.
Klaus: That's why I like you.
Episode 15 - All My Children

6. They're obscenely wealthy.
After a thousand years, they have no problem buying (and compelling people to renovate) mansions and throwing lavish balls with less than 24-hours notice.
Caroline: I've never really been anywhere.
Klaus: I'll take you; Wherever you want. Rome. Paris. Tokyo?
Episode 14 - Dangerous Liaisons
7. They're (almost) unkillable.
White oak tree or no white oak tree, linked or unlinked, the Originals have years upon years of compulsion prowess and super strength. They make for fun villains, and they're keeping the Mystic Falls Villain Body Count Per Episode lower than it's ever been before! (The Mystic Falls Victim Body Count, however, is thriving.)
RIP Finn.

8. They prove that age doesn't bring maturity...
... Or end sibling rivalry.
Rebekah: This house has enough men rolling around in it.
Kol: Just like you, Rebekah.
Episode 15 - All My Children
Courtesy of Price Peterson's hilarious recaps.
Rebekah: I am not a brat!
Klaus: A thousand years of life experience says otherwise.
Episode 4 - Disturbing Behavior
9. They shake things up.
Truth is, Mystic Falls is a one-restaurant, one-bridge, one-waterfall town, and Katherine can only do so much damage. (PS - I miss Katherine!) Thrown in a posse of hot, super-powerful vampires with minimal morals, questionable motives and ever-changing loyalties, and you have yourself one heck of a party.

10. 'ello. Me name's Rebekah.
Let's face it. I'm an American. I'm swayed automatically in favor of anyone with a foreign accent. I vote that they stick around in Mystic Falls.
Again, Price Peterson is a genius.

But to be fair, Damon and Caroline have had their shining moments of awesome this season....
Elena: Where's Damon?
Caroline: Probably off somewhere doing bad things to good people. What? Consider me the honesty police.
Episode 4 - Disturbing Behavior
Damon (mocking an old Stefan diary): Dear Diary, a chipmunk asked me my name today. I told him it was Joe. That lie will haunt me forever.
Episode 16 - 1912 

So who's your favorite Original? I'm torn between Elijah and Rebekah. Leave some Original love in the comments!

*Thanks to for assistance with the quotes!


  1. Great post, I agree with the reasons for watching! My favorite original is Klaus, I don't know why, maybe it is his attraction to Caroline, or maybe its the accent! Rebekah is a close second, I want to know more about her!

  2. Lol fantastic post!! Klaus is definitely my favourite original. Like the previous commenter, I love his relationship with Caroline and also how misunderstood he is. He's awesome!

    The Cait Files

  3. My favorite original is elijah best original hands down

  4. I would have to say dear old Mom cause shes the one plotting to kill them all off.

  5. Elijah is my favorite but Kol and Rebekahsharing the second place


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