Mandy Treccia


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Mandy Treccia was promoted to Executive Editor in 2016 after serving as Editorial Director from 2012-2015. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

Current Favorite network shows: The Vampire Diaries, The Flash, Supergirl, Timeless, Lucifer, Once Upon A Time, How to Get Away with Murder, Modern Family, Black-ish, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Cable Shows: Veep, The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Shadowhunters

Guilty Pleasures: I have no shame when it comes to TV

Soap: General Hospital

Recent Articles

The Originals Series Finale Review: Because I’m a Mikaelson

Is there anything better than a full circle moment when it’s time for a story to come to its conclusion? When The Originals began during an episode of The Vampire Diaries in 2013, Elijah and Klaus sat side by side on a bench in New Orleans, contemplating the future. Elijah begged Klaus to see his […]

The Originals Review: Carrying the Burden

The penultimate hour of The Originals brought us back to where it all began: Mystic Falls. With the full moon due to trigger Hope’s curse as the dark magic raged inside of her, the family witches warned (off screen) that the youngest Mikaelson would not survive the night. Naturally, Klaus deemed that outcome unacceptable, asked […]

The Originals Review: Beauty in the Moment

Wedding bells rang on The Originals as Klaus learned of the grim fate awaiting the youngest Mikaelson. AND THEN THERE WAS THE HUG! FINALLY. FINALLY. FINALLY. (Sorry your wedding was upstaged by a hug, Freya. But facts are facts). “Til the Day I Die” didn’t quite live up to the greatness of “The Kindness of […]

The Originals Review: Hope and Rage

The Originals returned from its two week hiatus with a disjointed episode. “There in the Disappearing Light” somehow managed to focus on nothing while simultaneously slashing through stories as if running out of time. Perhaps that’s due to the fact that we are running out of time. This is the final season ever. Urgency is […]

The Originals Review: These Are Our Streets

Remember last week’s nearly flawless hour of The Originals? We probably should have watched it again rather than waste time with the latest offering. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh. There were good moments sprinkled throughout “We Have Not Long to Love.” But when we’re down to the final five episodes of a series, it’s hard […]

The Originals Review: We All Make Each Other Miserable

The Originals delivered what might have been its best episode ever with “The Kindness of Strangers.” Elijah needed a quick exit from the chambre de chasse to save Antoinette. Klaus scoffed at the idea of working together. Antoinette dying was what Elijah deserved after letting Hayley die. (Harsh, but it’s hard to argue with his […]

The Originals Review: Remember the Bond of Always and Forever

If nothing else, The Originals will keep finding new ways to break our hearts until the end. “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water” provided a mixed bag of emotion. Hayley’s family and friends prepared to say goodbye while Greta’s cult plotted revenge. It’s that second part that brought down the episode and what’s keeping the final […]

The Originals Review: Look Away, Hope

Is everyone sufficiently traumatized after the latest episode of The Originals? “What, Will, I, Have, Left” finally brought Hayley back to our screens when Roman led Hope right to her mother while following his mother’s instructions. Unfortunately, there was no time to celebrate or even smile. From the moment Hope walked into that house, we […]

‘The Originals’ Review: The Gift of Shame

Klaus’ past is once again coming back to bite him on The Originals. “Don’t It Just Break Your Heart” continued the hybrid’s quest to track down Hayley by any means necessary. And those means mostly revolved around torturing Greta. After she stepped forward as the mastermind (the least shocking reveal given all her sassy side […]

‘Shadowhunters’ Midseason Finale Review: Trading Life Forces

Credit where credit is due: Shadowhunters two-hour midseason finale packed an emotional punch. Too bad the cliffhanger turned out to be such a letdown. Sure, we’re all wondering where Clary and Jonathan went. Did they get sucked into Edom with Lilith? Did Clary portal them out of the explosion? Did the Mark of Cain make […]

CW Unveils Fall Schedule: ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Charmed’ Tapped for Sunday; ‘Arrow’ Moves to Monday

It’s our favorite time of year: Upfront Week aka what’s airing when in the fall. The CW became the latest and final network to show off its new lineup on Thursday.  The CW will launch its 2018-19 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later.

‘Shadowhunters’ Review: 3 Go In, 3 Come Out

Things went from bad to dire in the blink of an eye during the latest hour of Shadowhunters. We’ve hit that point in the season where we’re too close to the midseason finale for the good guys to expect too many wins. But “A Heart of Darkness” went above and beyond to make sure no […]

‘Timeless’ Review: When Cagney & Lacey Met Denise

Can the Time Team change the future? That’s the big question Timeless wants fans to ponder as we head into next week’s season—please be season—finale. Considering Rufus’ life is on the line, we can all agree that answer better be a resounding yes. Before we get into the bigger picture, let’s walk through the events […]

‘The Originals’ Review: You Love Us…You Love Me

Elijah Mikaelson is dead. (Typing those words hurt even if it is a metaphorical death). Well, technically a compulsion induced death. The Originals strayed from its formula in a big way during “Ne Me Quitte Pas” as the hour peeled back the curtain to show us what’s been happening to Elijah. Erasing always and forever […]

‘Shadowhunters’ Review: Think Outside the Box

Clary’s in trouble. And not just because the man she loves threw her off a building and left her for dead in the latest episode of Shadowhunters. As usual, a lot happened during the course of “Salt in the Wound” and, also as usual, not all of it made sense due to erratic pacing. But […]

‘Timeless’ Review: You’ve Got to Keep Fighting

Does the time team need to make room for Emma in the bunker? Probably not, but the baddie did seem to be questioning her life choices more than once during the latest hour of Timeless. “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” sent the team back to 1919 because Nicholas planned to nix the 19th Amendment from ever becoming […]

‘The Originals’ Review: The Weight of Sacrifice

Klaus Mikaelson may have finally met his match in the form of a “mythical tribrid freak show”. …better known as his teenage daughter. The Originals is hitting all the right notes in its final season (so far). Hope Mikaelson is a lost little girl who just wants her father to love her. She’s also a […]

‘Shadowhunters’ Review: The Pacing Puzzlement

Is anyone else’s head spinning after the latest episode of Shadowhunters? “A Window to an Empty Room” delivered revelation on top of revelation, which should have been exciting. Instead, the hour alternated between info dumps and characters suddenly being far smarter than they have been all season. The pacing of the show is a disgrace. […]