Chaya

Chaya Coppersmith

Editor


Chaya is a born and bred New Yorker who can't recall the title of the first play she ever saw. Since that elusive first play (when she was probably about 2), she has been enthralled by the multifaceted world of fiction. Chaya has never kept a diary herself, but will happily read yours. She began at LeakyNews as "The Vampire Diaries" expert and has since expanded her repertoire to include "The Originals" and Syfy's "Haven".

By Chaya

The Vampire Diaries Season Finale Recap: Home

As expected the uneven season 5 of The Vampire Diaries ended with a mediocre finale. The traveler plot has been confusing and uninspired since it was brought in and to end a main characters life because of the travelers is awful. The More…

The Originals Season Finale Recap: Hope

Sorry The Vampire Diaries, but there’s absolutely no way your finale will reach the standards set by The Originals in “From a Cradle to a Grave”. This season The Originals has proved to be more than your standard spinoff and the season finale further established More…

Vampire Diaries 5×20 Recap: What Lies Beneath

Cabins, party games, witch problems, and Tyler’s big break were featured in “What Lies Beneath”. The fifth season of The Vampire Diaries has been very hit or miss. We’ve had Delena and some incredible Katherine plots, but the overarching plot lines of More…

The Originals 1×20 Recap: Playing Hard to Get

There are only two episodes left in the first season of The Originals. It’s hard to believe, but just a short while ago Hayley was just a werewolf with abandonment issues, Klaus wanted nothing  more than Caroline Forbes, and Elijah ruled only his More…

The 2014 Tony Award Nominations

The 68th annual Tony Award nominations were announced this morning in New York by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu. While there has been a lot of excellent theater on Broadway this year there has not been a stand out musical More…

The Originals 1×18 Review: There Will Be Blood

Nothing says peace like a lavish parade of children being carried on litters by large men. This is the new New Orleans, where Elijah wears green fitted T-shirts and pretends to be in charge as his brother continues to undermine More…

Vampire Diaries 5×16 Review: Telephone

Welcome back Elena Gilbert. Nina Dobrev again showed that she is the best thing about the CW last night with Elena’s sickly return to consciousness. She is the doppelgänger queen. No matter how many times you tell your brain that Katherine More…

The Originals 1×17 Review: Moon Over Bourbon Street

This is what The Originals looks like without Rebekah Mikaelson. In “Moon Over Bourbon Street” Rebekah’s absence was obvious. Now that Elijah and Klaus don’t have Rebekah to take care of the older brother/younger brother relationship is heightened. Elijah has taken More…

The Originals 1×16 Review: Farewell to Rebekah

Since her arrival in Mystic Falls Rebekah Mikaelson has been one of the best characters in the TVD/The Originals universe. Rebekah’s storyline captured the struggle of being immortal and wanting to lead a normal life. Her struggle with being a vampire is More…

The Vampire Diaries 5×15 Review: Gone Girl

How do you solve a problem like Katherine Pierce? How do you catch her and pin her down? How do you find a word that means Katherine Pierce? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown! The Vampire Diaries is deep into its More…

Vampire Diaries 5×14 Review: What is Canoodling?

canoodle (third-person singular simple present canoodles, present participle canoodling, simple past and past participle canoodled) To caress, touch up, pet or make love He’s got a big smile on his face; who’s he been canoodling recently? To persuade or cajole That’s for you Nadia. Serious props go to Matt Donovan and Nadia for last night’s The Vampire More…