what the writers of the originals wanted to do;
•they wanted to show how dark and edgy they are in comparison to their mother show
•they wanted to have high ratings and be deemed as being “creative geniuses”
•write the characters however way the want, write their fave ships regardless if the general audience hated it or not
what the writers of the originals actually did;
•they centred the show around the concept of love interests and ships rather than showcasing the bonds of family, sure they have a few klelijah scenes here and there but we rarely get to see the other siblings and their insight into the complicated history and relationships they share with their family, there’s barely any meaty, deep family moments which includes rebekah, kol and finn along with klaus and elijah, the five of them never really appeared to be in the same damn room at the same time……..and the fact most of their interactions are in relation to their love interests ugh
•whether you love her or hate her you can admit that the writers managed to show that their biased when it comes to hayley, hell they casted her before any of the actual mikaelsons, we don’t know the story about what happened between phoebe and claire or why claire left but they replaced the female lead, who was an actual mikaelson, with her, and they give her more focus than almost every member of the family and “abilities” which enables people to dub her as “flying jesus”…
•they managed to carelessly annihilate fan favourite characters by destroying their characterisation to fit their own fantasies, apparently some of the writers admitted to disliking some of the characters when they were on tvd, they claim it’s all character development but there’s a clear difference between writing a character who is nothing but a mere shallow of who they were and all of their compelling attributes which made people interested in them now removed and character development
•a few examples includes klaus, do you remember back in the glory days of tvd when people were absolutely terrified of him - he was an urban legend and in s3 of tvd he was utterly fascinating and complex but in the originals he’s a mess a weeping mess at that, there’s nothing wrong with crying but not all the time, especially if you know his character, he’s reduced to a shadow of his former self
•another prime example is kol, he quickly became a fan favourite in tvd because he was a character that was fascinating much like klaus but in other ways, he was cheeky, outrageous, slightly psychotic, vain, all in all a trouble maker with a boyish charm who underneath it all felt as if his family didn’t care about him -like he didn’t belong, two deaths, a body swap and a resurrection later most of those qualities were pretty much stripped away and he was only all about davina, I didn’t mind davina as a character it’s the fact that the writers used that ship to in a way “disneyfy” him, I could also rant about elijah….
•the writers retconned a few canon events that were established in tvd such as tatia and her death, in tvd her blood was used to help turn the originals into vampires by esther and she subsequently died because of this/esther but in the originals they changed it and apparently elijah killed her? kk
•the writers forget the existence of henrik mikaelson, with the youngest mikaelson sibling never being mentioned verbally or through flashbacks
•the writers frequently would feud with and antagonise the fans, in particular with fans who ship klaroline and fans who love kol
•so the writers manage to end up with lower ratings because of ooc characters, weak plots although there is some potential with marcel, being ship infested and rather repetitive at times, and the fact that a lot of people would rather watch it if there was no baby plot because let’s be real here babies and vampires don’t particularly mix well.