galacticgirl7 asked: Hi Dani! Congratulations for your interview in the Klaroline Magazine! It was amazing. Now, how do you imagine The Originals when they announced it in January 2013? I was hoping something like ABC's Revenge (yes, the irony, JoMo's ex). The main is the villian badass, a mastermind. She always gets what she wants. Target located, Target destroyed. Always. She even has problems for being too cold.
Hello, thank you!
I imagined TO dark (really, not just the lightining), more like a horror show like AHS. I imagined they’d have a real villain, someone like Silas who wanted to kill all the originals so Klaus would have to fight him/she. To make a lead character work the audience needs to feel empathy for him somehow, since Klaus is evil they’d have to make him fight someone worse than him. That would make him a victim but he’d still be a badass. I thought the whole point of the show was going to be “be bad with a purpose” but instead he fought a guy younger than him making him look like a coward.
The Revenge thing could work very well, maybe Klaus found a society of people who did horrible things for him in the past and decided to kill them all, that could be cool!
All better than what we got!
Silas should have been TOs villain…he didnt even have to be Paul Wes. they could have made his true face Charles MD…Have him be a vampire and create his own type of vampires…Maybe even make the NOLA witches his followers, as Kol learnt about Silas from witches in NOLA…Jane Ann and gang could have lured the mikaelson’s to nola with fake baby, especially since hayley was helping shane bring back silas so he could bring her family back and have silas wanting to wipe them out so he can take over the world with his own vampire race…even have some hunters like Vaughn down there trying to kill him. and intermingle TVD and TO a lot more…other shows have to separate their fanbase when they get spin-offs as sometimes they film in completely different locations and or have different people connected to the shows, TO and tvd on same network with same writers filming same place could have been going back and forth between each show…On TVD they could have had Bonnie working with silas since he was messing with her in season 4 and keep her as a witch fighting the elena and gang and even having qetsiayh in the show fighting her…use the secret society to be connected to bill forbes and maybe some hunters, even having the augustine storyline connected to mikael…they could do so much stuff
But i realize they would have to do a bit of thinking and its clear over night hackjob writing is their specialty, spend as little time as possible working on the show…