The Originals – The Complete Second Season: Blu-ray Review

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Season Overview:

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.

It’s no surprise that this season continues on very strongly as the previous season. The group trying to protect the newly born baby of Klaus and Rebekah named Hope is a great way to go and gives the whole season purpose. While watching it I got a feel of almost like a comic book kind of story happening which feels way different (in a good way) than anything I’ve seen on any other season of The Vampire Diaries. It ALMOST feels like a True Blood kind of show without all the nudity or language unlike TVD (which I still dig) that still feels more like a teen kind of show. The season does have its slow episodes here and there but for the most part it’s either fast paced or compelling which definitely kept my attention the whole way through. This was a great season with awesome storytelling and if you’re a fan of TVD then chances are you’ll like this show just the same if not more. 8/10

Special Features:

Always and Forever – This feature gives you cast and crew interviews as they talk a bit about story elements and more.

The Awakening Web Series – A cool little four part series that takes place before this series and gives some insight on a few of the characters.

The Originals’: 2014 Comic Con Panel – A panel that many have seen before but is great for those that haven’t.

Come Visit Georgia PSA – A feature that showcases the positive side of working in Georgia when it comes to the entertainment side.

Unaired Scenes – A good amount of scenes scattered throughout the season which are actually decent.

Gag Reel – A fantastically funny collection of flubs and missed cues.

The Originals: The Complete Second Season is available NOW on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment

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