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Araceli is an East Coast transplant from Charleston, South Carolina, who was born in Spain, grew up in Germany and now calls Los Angeles home. She studied Literature and Film in college, before deciding it'd probably be a good idea to combine them together. She's currently a TV writer for Up&Comers. You can find more of her thoughts on Mystical Magick and Twitter.

This Friday one of the year’s most anticipated series comes to Syfy. “Helix” is an enthralling new thriller from “Battlestar Galactica” creator Ron Moore about a team from the Centers for Disease Control investigating a potential outbreak at Arctic Biosystems, which then uncovers a vast coverup that threatens the rest of mankind. Actress Kyra Zagorsky plays Dr. Julia Walker, a Senior Scientist that co-heads the rapid response team’s mission along with her ex-husband Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell), and she ends up having a personal stake in many of the terrifying events that unfold.Read More
Ron Moore first became successful as a writer for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” before creating one of Syfy’s highest-rated series, “Battlestar Galactica,” and now he’s returning to the same network that made him famous as an Executive Producer for “Helix.” Following a team from the Centers for Disease Control investigating a potential outbreak, the new thriller does for the biopunk subgenre what their last collaboration did for space opera almost ten years ago, elevating it to a higher level using human drama set againstRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Araceli RoachIn Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 TV Shows of 2013

Television these days is an embarrassment of riches between network, cable and premium channels, as well as new original programming steaming services like Netflix and Amazon. With such variety it’s not hard to imagine how any number of shows, both comedy and drama, could appeal to many different viewers, so much so that between our two lists, we only share one TV show between us. Our Top 10s are below. Did any of your favorites make the lists? Let us know below in the comments! Click here for Araceli’s TopRead More
Reece Ritchie
Historical dramas are hot right now, and FOX has decided to take a dip into the pool with their newest project, set in the intriguing world of ancient Egypt. British actor Reece Ritchie will make his U.S. television debut next season in a starring role for the 13-episode series, “Hieroglyph,” per Deadline. The drama from “Pacific Rim” writer Travis Beacham follows a notorious thief who is removed from prison to serve the kingdom’s young, handsome Pharaoh named Shai (Ritchie). As ruler, Shai trusts no one and is obsessed with maintainingRead More
“You. Will. Burn…” Seth Gabel coldly warns the condemned souls that tempt and plague the good people of his town in the first teaser for WGN America’s first original scripted series, “Salem,” a retelling of the infamous witch trials of the 17th century. The drama follows the mysterious Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), wife of one of the town’s important Selectman, and her ageless right-hand woman, Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), in the midst of one of the country’s greatest cases of mass hysteria. Leading the witch hunt is aristocrat Cotton Mather, playedRead More
NBC has announced that everyone’s favorite bunch of sociopaths will return on “Hannibal” this February 28th at 10PM, taking over the “Dracula” timeslot after that show’s season finale the week before. The 13-episode second season will follow “Grimm” and stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Unbeknownst to almost everyone though, Hannibal is a serial killer himself, yet we see Will is the oneRead More
Lies upon lies are what Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) find in the January 14th episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” amusingly titled “Love ShAck, Baby.” Because when the girls discover they’re in possession of Ali’s (Sasha Pieterse) diary, albeit written in code to hide the truth, they’re forced to have a sit-in at the cabin to uncover the past if they want a chance at figuring out the present. And from the looks of these new stills, the catch is any oneRead More
Penny Dreadful
Not much is known about Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” besides the fact its created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“Hugo,” “The Aviator,” “Gladiator”) and the first two episodes are directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”). But with more than enough accolades between this writer-director pair and and an all-star cast, the cable network has chosen to simply rely on a few mysterious teasers to keep viewers in anticipation for now, including this latest one featuring actress Eva Green. Reintroducing someRead More
Both Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) ended up drowning somewhat in the season three premiere of “Switched at Birth,” thanks to continuing fallout from their decisions last season, ie. the whole Ty and blackmail fiascos, but it looks like they might finally be back on course with their lives in these new stills from the second episode, titled “Your Body is a Battleground.” Embodying the phrase no pain, no gain, Bay decides to give it her all and join Daphne and Toby’s (Lucas Grabeel) new field hockey teamRead More
Hollywood’s resident Aussie actor Sam Worthington hasn’t been seen on the big screen much of late, but he has quite a few films scheduled for 2014, and now a new miniseries for the year after. THR reports Worthington will star in “The Gallipoli Story” for Australia pay TV company Foxtel, with Michael Rymer onboard to direct. Commemorating a real-life failed battle, which celebrates its centenary in 2015, the four-hour miniseries follows journalists Phillip Schuler (Worthington), Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch and Ellis Ashmead Bartlett during World War I and how theyRead More