Legacies Season 1: What Has Worked Through Midseason?

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Legacies is the third entry in The Vampire Diaries Universe.

Yes, it's still super weird what the powers that be have named this universe, but here we are. 

With seven episodes of Legacies Season 1 in the can, it's time to take a look back at what has worked for the show, and what needs some work. 

Have a look below, and be sure to return for a full rundown of Legacies Season 1 Episode 8 after it airs January 24. 

Remember you can watch Legacies online right here via TV Fanatic. 


1. The Monster of the Week Format - Works

The Monster of the Week Format - Works
Many fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals worried that this new format would be a dud. However, the new creatures have actually been interesting and given most of the new characters time to shine.

2. Caroline Forbes Being Away from the Action - Doesn't Work

Caroline Forbes Being Away from the Action - Doesn't Work
Candice King is not part of the cast of Legacies Season 1 and is well away from her children and the school she helped build from the ground up. Even though we know she's trying to find a way to stop the twins merging, it was silly to think that she wouldn't return home for them turning 16. It would have worked better if Caroline at least sent them a video message.

3. Posie - Needs Work

Posie - Needs Work
Penelope and Josie have chemistry for days, so it's not hard to imagine that they will be one of the show's most popular couples. However, Penelope randomly disappears from the narrative and pops back up. Give Lulu Antariksa that series regular contract and it will fix this.

4. Handon - Works

Handon - Works
Landon and Hope have the potential to be a great couple. They have both had messed up things happen to them over the years. That's not the only thing they've got in common. They started the season as a disposable couple, but when the mythology kicked in, it became clear, they could be so much more.

5. Lizzie - Needs Work

Lizzie - Needs Work
It's blatantly obvious Lizzie is supposed to be like a pre-vampire Caroline, and that makes sense. For every good thing Lizzie does, she follows it up with some downright questionable things. Fans are split down the middle with her. There's no middle ground. She needs further fleshed out before it's too late.

6. Cameos from the Previous Shows - Needs Work

Cameos from the Previous Shows - Needs Work
The beauty of Legacies is that some characters from the previous shows can stop by. Matt's appearances have made sense, but would it hurt to give fans a little look at what's going on for him away from the job? Jeremy's return was a bit of a waste because we didn't learn much. Jo's return, however, was excellent and gave her daughters and ex-lover a gift that should never have been possible. More returns like Jo's please!

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Legacies Quotes

Alaric: Cheater!
Hope: You should really get a vampire to start doing my training. You're getting a little old for me to break your human bones.
Alaric: How dare you.

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Alaric: Block with your hand.
Hope: I got it.
Alaric: If you had it I wouldn't have to say it.