• July 28, 2021

Have you run out of things to do since we’ve been quarantined? If you’ve already attempted to give yourself a haircut, dye your hair, spent all your money online shopping, or even tried sewing your own clothes and you’re still bored, here are a couple of shows to binge if you haven’t watched them already.

The Vampire Diaries 

This show is perfect for binging — it has eight seasons with around 20 episodes in each season and each episode is about 40 minutes long. Besides that fact that the show is long, it also has a great plot. The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural show based on the book series written by LJ Smith. This show is centered around Elena Gilbert and her childhood friends who live in a small town called Mystic Falls. Elena has just lost both of her parents in a car crash when she meets Stefan Salvatore, the new guy at school. Not long after meeting him she finds out he’s not who he says he is. Mystic Falls soon becomes a city filled with romance, supernatural creatures, danger, and drama. If you like vampires, werewolves, and love triangles then this is the perfect show for you.

The Originals

Now if you enjoyed the Vampire Diaries then you’ll definitely like this spin off. Although this show is not as long as The Vampire Diaries, it’s still just as good. The Originals takes place in New Orleans and follows the life of Klaus Mikaelson, the original hybrid (vampire and werewolf) and his family who were the first vampires ever created. When Klaus returns to New Orleans he learns that his city has been taken over by his long lost vampire friend Marcel. Klaus and his family try to reclaim their city while Klaus gets some unexpected news. After you’ve watched The Vampire Diaries you can dive into The Originals.  


If you aren’t tired of vampires and supernatural creatures by now then you should give this show a try. Legacies, a spin off of The Vampire Diaries and the Originals, takes place back in Mystic Falls, and follows Hope Mikealson, the daughter of Klaus and Hailey, and Alaric’s twins Josie and Lizzie. Alaric has opened The Salvatore School of the young and gifted where Hope, Lizzie and Josie, and other supernatural kids go who are coming of age and learning how to control and use their powers. Throughout the show the students rely on ancient folktales and their teachers to battle their enemies and attempt to keep a balance in the world.


Hi! My name is Mariah and I am a staff writer and social media editor for The Mycenaean. I am also a member of Black Student Union and Track and Field.

2 thoughts on “The Vampire Diaries and its spin offs

  1. It’s a nice tale on how they meet and I love the way the express their feeling for each other I love the way Nina dobrev and Paul Wesley portray multiple of them selves as Elena and Stefan and Silas and Katherine and Tom and amara Tatia it’s just so amazing and how Damon can changed his mean selfish self ever since he met Elena he becomes a more understanding nice vampire who emotions are on

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