Interviews and Conventions, Oh My! Here’s What I’ve Been Up To

Is this thing on? I know, it’s been a while since my last update but I have great news to share! Back in August, I transitioned from freelancer to assistant editor at The Mary Sue. If you’re into geeky things from a feminist perspective, check out our site. I’ve written essays like this one on Tim Burton’s predominately white films. I’ve also spoken to some wonderful people including Marvel producer Victoria Alonso and Vampire Diaries star Candice King. Oh, and did I mention I’ll be writing about some of my favorite shows for PopSugar?! I can’t tell you how excited I am about everything right now.

I also attended DragonCon and got to speak with Felicia Day and Alan Tudyk about their mobile game Con Man. I also went to New York Comic-Con for the first time and dove right back into on-air reporting. I’ll have to upload photos of all the great cosplayers I saw at some point but for now, check out these videos from the event.

My journey to NYC has been hectic and unpredictable, but now it looks like I’m finally settling in. Can’t wait to show you all the amazing things coming up.

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Joseph Sikora from ‘Power’ Talks Killing Ghost and Teaming with Tasha

Joseph Sikora, who plays Tommy Egan on Power, dishes on marathon eating, killing Ghost and more.

 

The story follows Ghost (Omari Hardwick) trying to escape his double life as both a top drug kingpin and legitimate business owner. Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Andy Bean and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson also star.

You can catch the series Sunday nights on Starz at 9 p.m. ET. Don’t forget to follow Joseph on Twitter and Instagram @JosephSikora4.

 

Cancellations, Renewals and New Shows – Oh My!

This year’s TV Upfronts brought some major heartbreak along with a string of new shows. ABC was particularly ruthless, giving favorites like The Muppets, MARVEL’s Agent Carter and Castle the axe. Fox saved Sleepy Hollow despite the loss of Nicole Beharie, and decided that quirky freshman comedy The Grinder would rest for good. Kristin and I went over the highs and lows of the cancellations and renewals over last week. Listen in now:

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The Originals: “The Bloody Crown” Review

Hey guys! I got together with Kristin to discuss the highlights of the season finale of The Originals.

Season 3 | Episode 22 – “The Bloody Crown”

After months of thwarting off dangerous threats and deadly attacks, the Mikaelson siblings finally come face to face with the one person that could lead to their ultimate demise. With the stakes higher than ever and the compound overrun by an army of his oldest sworn enemies, Klaus is put on trial for centuries of atrocities he’s committed. Meanwhile, Marcel, who has been spiraling out of control following an act of betrayal by those closest to him, is stunned by the unexpected arrival of someone from his past. Finally, Elijah, Freya and Kol frantically search for a way to save their family before it’s too late.

The full episode is available now on CWTV.com.

Sleepy Hollow: Hollow Hangout w/Mike Pierce “Dark Mirror” [video]

Check it out TV fans!! I had the chance to be a special guest on @SleepyAddicts’s Google Hangout called – HOLLOW HANGOUT. We chatted about last week’s episode “Dark Mirror” as well as a bunch of other Sleepy Hollow things. Please check it out when you get the chance.

See more of @SleepyAddicts at SleepyHollowAddicts.com

Sleepy Hollow: Hollow Hangout w/Mike Pierce “Dark Mirror” from Chrissy Piccolo on Vimeo.

-Mike the Movie Guy

The Originals: “Heart Shaped Box” Review

Hey guys! Every Saturday, I get together with co-hosts Kristin and Raechel to discuss the highlights of the latest episode of The Originals.

Season 3 | Episode 13 – “Heart Shaped Box”

Determined to make her ultimate move against the Mikaelson brothers, Aurora uses Freya as bait to lure Klaus and Elijah into a dangerous trap. Meanwhile, after being recruited by The Strix’s powerful coven of witches to perform a spell that could save the lives of her closest friends, Davina finds a way to conjure up Kol, the only person who may know the key ingredient to completing the spell. Finally, Hayley is forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice. Marcel and Cami also appear.

Tune in Friday nights at 9 p.m. on the CW Network.

The Vampire Diaries: ‘This Woman’s Work’ Review

Hey guys! Every Saturday, I get together with co-host my Kristin to discuss the highlights of the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries.

Season 7 | Episode 13 – “This Woman’s Work”

When complications from her supernatural pregnancy leave Caroline’s life hanging in the balance, Stefan and Valerie take extreme measures to try and save her and the babies. Meanwhile, after uncovering a dark secret about Damon, Enzo uses the information to force Damon into helping him track down Rayna Cruz, a ruthless vampire hunter who is on the loose. However, when Damon’s actions inadvertently put everyone he loves in Rayna’s path, he is forced to make things right before it’s too late. Bonnie and Alaric also appear.

Tune in Friday nights at 8 p.m. on the CW Network.

The Originals: “Dead Angels” Review

Hey guys! Every Saturday, I get together with co-hosts Kristin and Raechel to discuss the highlights of the latest episode of The Originals.

Season 3 | Episode 12 – “Dead Angels”

When a powerful weapon that could take down the Mikaelsons for good ends up in the wrong hands, Klaus finds himself in a tense standoff with an unlikely foe. Meanwhile, Elijah’s attempt to reclaim control of the Strix leads to a violent showdown and the emergence of a potential new leader. Elsewhere, when a new coven of witches tries to influence Davina into helping them locate the elusive weapon, she quickly realizes she may be in over her head. Hayley, Marcel, Cami and Vincent also appear.

Tune in Friday nights at 9 p.m. on the CW Network.

The Originals: “Wild at Heart” Review

Hey guys! Every Saturday, I get together with co-hosts Kristin and Raechel to discuss the highlights of the latest episode of The Originals.

Season 3 | Episode 11 – “Wild at Heart”

While Klaus finds himself dealing with pressing matters at home, Elijah reluctantly aligns with Aya after learning that she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original Vampire for good. Meanwhile, alone and shunned by her coven of witches, a desperate Davina is left conflicted after she is approached with an enticing offer that could bring her one step closer to reuniting with Kol. Hayley, Marcel and Cami also appear.

Tune in Friday nights at 9 p.m. on the CW Network.

The Vampire Diaries: ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ Review

Hey guys! Every Saturday, I get together with co-hosts Kristin and Raechel to discuss the highlights of the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries.

Season 7 | Episode 11 – “Things We Lost in the Fire”

With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix Stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, leading Matt to spiral out of control and into trouble with an officer named Penny. Meanwhile, Tyler returns to town for Alaric’s baby shower and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.

Tune in Friday nights at 8 p.m. on the CW Network.