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

Legacies Review: Will You Be My Boyfriend?

After its midseason break Legacies returned this week to give us long awaited answers. Naturally those answers led to even more questions. “Maybe I Should Start from the End” kicked off with Hope, Landon, and Ric waking up in the middle of a sunny field. “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” was Ric’s first observation. Except…when […]

Timeless Movie Review: Timing is Everything

It couldn’t have been easy to write a series finale for a show that’s cheated death twice. After all, the Timeless writers painted themselves into one hell of a corner with the season two finale. Relationship drama, Rittenhouse problems, betrayals, Lucy and Wyatt arriving from the future… Not to mention the unacceptable dangling thread of […]

Legacies Review: Family is Always and Forever

As promised in last week’s previews, “Mombie Dearest”brought the twins’ biological mother back from her untimely grave.

Legacies Recap: Political is Personal

Elections bring out the worst in everyone, don’t they? Once again Legacies reminded us that supernatural teenagers are not that different than the rest of us when power is at stake. In addition to pitting friends and enemies against each other, “Malivore” also delivered the biggest answers of the story so far. (And left us […]

Legacies Review: That’s What Heroes Do

It’s hero time. Lizzie channeled her parents and her stepfather (RIP, Stefan) to solve the mystery of her nemesis’ disappearance on Legacies. And, in what’s becoming a fun tradition, the villain of the hour proved rather unexpected. Not to mention super gross… Matt Donovan, annoying and self-righteous as ever, informed the Salvatore student body that […]

Legacies Review: Guardian of the Knife

That’s more like it, Legacies. While the first two outings of the series wobbled between character intros and mythology whispers, “We’re being Punk’d, Pedro” cemented the show’s worthy inclusion in this universe. Simply put: it found the sweet spot between character and mythos. Yes, it’s still weird there are suddenly dragons and gargoyles in this […]

Legacies Review: Playing the Dad Card

Unlike its predecessors Legacies promised to showcase a monster of the week. This week’s monster: a dragon. Seriously. A woman turned into an actual dragon. I’m torn between being impressed and rolling my eyes. On the one hand: Cool unexpected twist! On the other: really?! After nine years and two shows, both featuring characters that […]

Legacies Series Premiere Review: The Villain in Your Story

Legacies kicked off its season with the same question characters in this universe have grappled with since The Vampire Diaries began: Are we heroes or are we villains? The answer usually landed somewhere in the gray middle for TVD’s characters as well as those populating The Originals. We’ve seen heroes compromise their morals and we’ve […]

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 […]