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Chelsea Tatham, Times Staff Writer

Chelsea Tatham

Chelsea is the chief editorial assistant in the Tampa office and staff writer for the Tampa regional sections. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications and media studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She came to the Times in 2014 as an editorial assistant in St. Petersburg before moving to Tampa. She writes news, human interest stories and contributes the The Feed blog.

Phone: (813) 226-3303

Email: ctatham@tampabay.com

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  1. What to watch this weekend: 'The Defenders,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'What Happened to Monday'

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    Slow burn: The Defenders

    First there was Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist followed. Now, the superheroes team up for The Defenders. The new Marvel series on Netflix follows the city's unlikeliest heroes as they struggle with their own personal vendettas while also trying to save New York City. Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), is fresh off giving up his vigilante life and throwing himself back into the grind of pro bono law work after the death of Elektra (Elodie Yung). Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) stumbles into an even bigger conspiracy after continuing her private investigation business. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is trying to help a neighborhood kid get on the right track after another stint in jail. Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand (Finn Jones), comes back to NYC after he gets a whiff of a sinister plot. The four ragtag heroes come together to battle the Hand, a criminal organization referenced in Daredevil and Iron Fist. And Sigourney Weaver is the gang's elusive leader. 3 a.m. Friday, Netflix....

    Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones in The Defenders.
  2. Spooky Empire brings Spooky Day in the Parks to Disney World

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    Foolish mortals, evil queens and hook-handed pirates finally get their own day this year at Walt Disney World.

    Spooky Empire, a yearly local horror convention, hosts Spooky Day in the Parks at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

    The event, actually three days of mischief and mayhem Sept. 22 to 24, is a way for ghoulish fans to gather and celebrate their love of Disney villains and The Haunted Mansion ride....

    Spooky Day in the Parks comes to Disney World Sept. 22-24.
  3. Review: 'The Defenders' brings out the best in Marvel's unlikeliest heroes

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    The ties that bind Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist run deep. But they're just starting to figure all that out in The Defenders.

    The new Marvel Netflix series that teams up Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/really-wants-someone-to-call-him-Iron-Fist (Finn Jones) does a stellar job of weaving their standalone stories together while also bringing in a formidable villain for the four to fight....

    Mike Colter, Scott Glenn, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter and Charlie Cox in The Defenders.
  4. Get your Disney movie fix with these 63 titles before they leave Netflix

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    Last week, Disney announced it would pull its titles from Netflix to launch its own streaming service.

    Don't worry just yet, your favorite Disney movies have a home on the world's largest streaming service until 2019.

    Disney CEO Bob Iger offered few details apart from the standard announcement, but said anything Disney or Pixar-branded would likely find a home on the new streaming service. And new releases Beauty and the Beast, Cars 3, Coco and Pirates of the Caribbean are still slated to hit Netflix in the coming months and into 2018....

    Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast.
  5. Halloween Horror Nights brings 'Saw: The Games of Jigsaw' to Universal Orlando

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    Universal wants to play a game.

    For its 27th year of Halloween Horror Nights, the Orlando theme park brings back the popular Saw house, the theme park announced Monday.

    Saw: The Games of Jigsaw, inspired by the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures horror film franchise, brings to life some of the most terrifying games seen in the films. The new maze pits guests against the twisted master craftsman, Jigsaw, and his collection of sadistic traps, including some horrors from the upcoming origins film Jigsaw....

    Saw: The Games of Jigsaw comes to this year's Halloween Horror Nights.
  6. Game of Thrones: 5 game-changing reveals from 'Eastwatch'

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    Season 7 is really coming through with the soapy drama, game-changing revelations and fiery dragons.

    Last night's fifth episode packed everything there is to love about Game of Thrones into one neat episode -- Bastards! Incest! Dragons! Treason! More confirmation of Jon Snow's parentage!

    LAST WEEK: Daggers and dragons steal the show in The Spoils of War...

    Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington as Daenerys and Jon in Game of Thrones.
  7. What to watch this weekend: 'Atypical,' catch up with the Defenders before their Netflix debut

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    High-functioning: Atypical

    Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is an 18-year-old senior in high school trying to figure out his place in the world. He's also on the autism spectrum. He would actually be considered high-functioning. He's got a job at an electronics store with his best friend, an adorable relationship with his protective older sister and just decided he wants to "put himself out there" and start dating. Atypical is a new family dramedy about growing up autistic and searching for love and independence, even if Sam's story isn't representative of all people on the spectrum. The series will make you uncomfortable at times, and you'll want to scream in outrage when Sam gets picked on by horrible teenagers. But the best parts come when Sam and sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) have heart-to-hearts and whenever he gushes his vast knowledge and love of penguins. Now streaming on Netflix....

    Keir Gilchrist stars as an autistic teenager in Atypical.
  8. Princess Diana: A guide to all the TV specials celebrating her life 20 years after her death

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    Aug. 31 marks 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, a tragedy that gripped the world for months. Naturally, the world commemorates the anniversary by looking back through numerous TV specials chronicling her life and legacy two decades later.

    Put these specials on your watch lists to remember the "People's Princess."

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    Princess Diana on her wedding day to Prince Charles.
  9. Game of Thrones: Daggers and dragons steal the show in 'The Spoils of War'

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    Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion have come so far since hatching from their eggs in Season 1.

    The fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones started out with icy calm reunions of the remaining Stark children and ended with the full, fiery force of a dragon against a helpless army.

    Oh, and we need to talk about that perilous cliffhanger.

    LAST WEEK: The queens got justice and the meeting of Ice and Fire on Game of Thrones...

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jerome Flynn in Game of Thrones.
  10. What to watch this weekend: 'Sharknado 5,' 'Comrade Detective'

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    Spoof: Comrade Detective

    If you're looking for something absurd, yet weirdly brilliant, give Comrade Detective a watch. Amazon's newest comedy, from Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (I KNOW), is made to feel like a real 1980s Romanian cop show that was created by the government in the midst of Cold War hysteria. Real Romanian actors perform in the series, but are hilariously overdubbed by familiar American voices. It feels silly and outdated, yet the Communist propaganda parody is full of Marx references and witty nationalist gibes. Tatum and Gordon-Levitt voice the lead cops, but tune in for the voices of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen and Kim Basinger, among others. Now streaming on Amazon....

    Tara Reid and Ian Ziering in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
  11. Coming to Amazon Prime in August: 'Victoria,' 'The Tick,' 'Ghost' and more

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    Amazon Prime typically gets the same list of new movies and TV shows each month as Hulu, save for a few original programs.

    But that doesn't mean you should pick one over the other. Just last week, Amazon premiered The Last Tycoon, based on the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. And this month it gets superhero spoof The Tick, part of last year's pilot season.

    Review: The Last Tycoon is a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished work...

    Jenna Coleman stars at Queen Victoria in Victoria on PBS.
  12. What to watch this week: 'The Sinner' on USA, 'Siesta Key' on MTV

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    Siesta Key

    By now you probably know MTV shot a reality series on the No. 1 beach in America. Siesta Key, debuting at 10 tonight, follows a group of young adults as they navigate life in their early 20s over a summer in sunny Florida.

    The Times previously reported that the mastermind behind this new show is Dr. Gary Kompothecras of 1-800-Ask-Gary. His son, Alex, is the star of the show, and much of the action in the series' first episode happens inside and out of Kompothecras' mansion on the beach. Kompothecras even makes a few cameos....

    Jessica Biel stars in The Sinner, premiering Wednesday on USA.
  13. Game of Thrones: How the queens got justice and the meeting two decades in the making

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    Some Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for this meeting of Ice and Fire since the first book published in 1996.

    Jon Snow, the King of the North, and Daenerys Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, finally met on last night's episode. Important not only because they're two of the biggest power players in the kingdom, but also because they're secretly related.

    As it was finally confirmed last season, Jon is actually also a Targaryen, namely the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. It makes Jon Dany's nephew, and if we're following traditional lines of succession, the actual heir to the throne....

    Ser Davos and Jon Snow arrive on Dragonstone in Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 3, The Queen's Justice.
  14. What to watch this weekend: 'The Last Tycoon,' 'Room 104,' 'Rick and Morty'

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    Checking in: Room 104

    Listen up, fans of Hitchcock and American Horror Story. Room 104 might be your next obsession. With a premise that feels experimental, Room 104 explores one of film's most traditional styles - telling a story from the inside of just one room. The HBO series is from Mark and Jay Duplass (Animals and Togetherness), and is an anthology series set inside an American motel room. The characters and stories told have only a few things connecting them: the two beds, TV and fixtures inside Room 104. The episodes can't be described as all horror or comedy or drama. They're all different, and they're pretty great (at least the six episodes sent to critics are). The first shows a babysitter coming to the hotel to watch a young boy, Ralphie, and learns that locked in the bathroom is either his evil twin or a nightmarish figment of the boy's imagination. Another follows Orlando Jones as a cult priest attempting to bring a woman to enlightenment. Then another takes it back to the late '90s and shows a young man trying to explain to his mother how to use a computer over the phone so she can save his novel. The series is one of the more intriguing newcomers of the summer. 11:30 p.m. Friday, HBO....

    Rick and Morty returns on Sunday for a third season.
  15. Siesta Key: 5 things you need to know about MTV's new Florida reality series

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    By now you probably know MTV shot a reality series in the number one beach in America. Siesta Key, airing Monday at 10, follows a group of young adults as they navigate life in their early 20s over a summer in sunny Florida.

    The Times previously reported that the mastermind behind this new show is none other than Dr. Gary Kompothecras of 1-800-Ask-Gary. His son, Alex, is the star of the show, and much of the action in the series' first episode happens inside and out of Kompothecras' marble mansion on the beach....

    The cast of Siesta Key during press interviews at Gary Kompothecras's mansion in Siesta Key. The MTV series premieres July 31 at 10 p.m.