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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 and listen to this week: 'Bates Motel,' Trevor Noah stand-up special, Archive 81 podcast

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    Bates Motel, 10 p.m., A&E: The fifth and final season of the Psycho prequel series begins Monday, with Freddie Highmore back as a teenage Norman Bates. The season begins two years after Norma's death, but with Norman still struggling from blackouts and his "Mother" alter ego threatening to take him over completely. A half-hour recap of Season 4 airs at 9:30 p.m....

    Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel.
  2. What to watch this weekend: 'Big Little Lies,' Britney Spears biopic, 'Planet Earth II'

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    Weekend couch planner

    Perfect lives, perfect lies: Big Little Lies

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    Planet Earth II airs Saturday night at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
  3. Review: Alpha moms fight dirty in devilishly good 'Big Little Lies'

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    HBO's Big Little Lies has all the trappings of a prestige melodrama: a tangled web of gossipy characters, explicit sex scenes and a slowly unfurling murder mystery.

    Better yet, it has an all-star cast, full of Academy Award winners and nominees and actors who make everyone's best-of lists.

    Big Little Lies excels with its gaudy casting and juicy beach read drama but falls short with its constant pursuit of gravitas where it should keep things light....

    Kathryn Newton, Darby Camp, Adam Scott and Witherspoon are pictured in a scene from Big Little Lies.
  4. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Doubt' on CBS, Civics 101 podcast

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    MONDAY

    The Golden Girls, the complete series, midnight, Hulu: Maybe you were a loyal fan of The Golden Girls since its beginning in 1985 or maybe you were introduced to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia by your mom or grandma and have been hooked on the golden comedy every since. Either way, the complete series arrives on Hulu today and it has never been a better time to relive Dorothy's iconic style and Sophia's "picture it: Sicily" stories. Thank you for being a friend....

    Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis and Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan in CBS's Doubt.
  5. What to watch this weekend: Grammy Awards, 'The Missing' on Starz, 'The Walking Dead'

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    Weekend couch planner

    Lost and found: The Missing

    When young British woman Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), stumbles into her hometown and collapses, her return sends shockwaves through the community of Eckhausen, Germany. She has been missing for 11 years, and possibly has knowledge of another missing young girl. The second season of the anthology series The Missing follows three timelines - the day Alice disappeared, the days following her return and years later where we see her family torn apart. The Missing explores the measures taken to find a missing child, but also the heartbreaking ways their return affects their families and communities. The second installment is a different story from the disappearance of Oliver Hughes in Season 1, but features the return of retired detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Also stars The Walking Dead's David Morrissey. 8 p.m. Sunday, Starz...

    Starz's second season of The Missing follows the disappearance and return of young British woman Alice Webster. Her return after more than a decade sends shockwaves through her family and German community.
  6. Noah Hawley and Dan Stevens explain 'Legion's' trippy visuals and comic book origins

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    FX's foray into comic book-inspired shows premiered last night, marking the small screen debut of the lesser-known Marvel mutant, Legion.

    Legion can be hard to take in at first. Watching is like stepping into main character David Haller's mind, which is a drug-addled patchwork of pain and confusion due to his schizophrenia. The show follows David's journey through the mundane routine of yet another mental hospital to the slow realization that the voices in his head may be a result of immense power, not illness....

    Dan Stevens (David Haller), 'Legion' creator Noah Hawley, Nick Grad (President of Original Programming for FX) and Rachel Keller (Syd Barrett) at the premiere of 'Legion.'
  7. Disney sets opening date for 'Avatar' land at Animal Kingdom

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    Avatar land at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is set to open May 27, park officials announced Tuesday.

    The new land will have two main rides  the Na'vi River Journey, a family-friendly river ride through the bioluminescent rainforest made famous in James Cameron's 2009 film, and the more intense Avatar Flight of Passage, where flyers ride on a banshee over Pandora....

    Avatar world is created to look and feel exactly like the world of Pandora from the Academy Award-winning film.
  8. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Legion' on FX, Dear Sugar podcast

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    MONDAY

    SERIES PREMIERE: APB, 9 p.m., Fox: A tech tycoon (Justin Kirk) buys a troubled police precinct in Chicago to avenge a friend's murder. His deal with city leaders includes introducing high-tech tools to fight crime. Det. Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) is willing to give these gadgets a try, while her co-workers are not convinced they'll make a difference....

    Katie Aselton as David's brother, Amy, and Dan Stevens as David Haller in FX's Legion.
  9. Review: 'Legion' is a hypnotic journey into the mind of a lesser-known Marvel mutant

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    In a world full of deception and falsities, David Haller grasps at any semblance of truth he can find.

    Haller, played by leading man Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast), is the anti-hero of FX's new comic book-inspired series Legion. He's a young man who has spent most of his life in and out of mental hospitals and struggling with severe schizophrenia....

    From left: Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett and Aubrey Plaza as Lenny in 'Legion.'
  10. Video: 'Hamilton' Schuyler Sisters add "and sisterhood" to 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl LI

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    The original Schuyler sisters from the Tony award-winning musical Hamilton performed America the Beautiful before the start of Super Bowl LI.

    The trio  Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo  added "and sisterhood" during the line "God shed his grace on thee/ And crown thy good with brotherhood/ From sea to shining sea!"...

    Singers of the cast of Hamilton, Phillipa Soo, right, Rene Elise Goldsberry, center, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, sing "America the Beautiful" before the NFL Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Houston.
  11. What to watch this weekend: 'Santa Clarita Diet,' Superbowl LI

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    Your next X-Men obsession: Legion

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    Rachel Keller and Dan Stevens in Legion....

    Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore, right, and Timothy Olyphant.
  12. 'The Collection,' '10 Cloverfield Lane' and more coming to Amazon in February

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    Thelma & Louise: The iconic feminist film stars THE Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as two best friends who embark on a road trip to get away from the disappointing men in their lives. Feb. 1

    Teen Wolf (1985): Michael J. Fox plays a 17-year-old high schooler who inherits the worst genetics -- he comes from a long line of werewolves. Feb. 1...

    10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.
  13. 'The Golden Girls,' 'Pretty in Pink' and more coming to Hulu in February

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    The Machinist: A psychological thriller from 2004 starring Christian Bale as a machinist whose insomnia causes him to become extremely emaciated. His appearance and psychological problems drive away his coworkers, especially after he is blamed for a workplace accident where one coworker lost his arm. Bale was lauded for his dark role, for which he lost 62 pounds to be dramatically thin. Feb. 1...

    Golden Girls stars Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White.
  14. Review: 'Santa Clarita Diet' is the zombie show we need right now

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    Does the world need another zombie show? No. Does the world need a zombie show starring Drew Barrymore as an undead real estate agent who devours humans in between showing suburban ranch homes? Yes.

    Barrymore stars as Sheila Hammond, the other half of a real estate agent duo with husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant). They're high school sweethearts who live in the titular town of Santa Clarita in southern California with their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson)....

    Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond in Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.
  15. 'The People vs. O.J.,' 'Finding Dory' and more coming to Netflix in February

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    Babe (1995): It's a bit jarring when you realize the same James Cromwell who plays the sadistic Dr. Arden in American Horror Story: Asylum also starred as a kind, pig-rescuing farmer 17 years earlier. Anyway, Babe, now 22 (!) years old, is an adorable story of a pig who aspires to be a sheepdog. Feb. 1

    Balto (1995): Another 22-year-old favorite that still hits us right in the feels. Balto is loosely based on a true story of the Siberian husky who saved children during the diphtheria epidemic in the 1925 medicine run to Nome. Feb. 1...

    The People v. O.J. Simpson stars Sterling K. Brown, left, as Christopher Darden and Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson.