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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: Dark! Josie Rises

The latest hour of Legacies hovered on the border of anticlimactic and game changing with a strange mix of obvious twists and the potential for greatness. “You Can’t Save Them All” picked up with Kai returning to the main world while Ric used his BAMF former hunter skills to ward off the revenge-seeking student attacks. This culminated with Ric and Jade on opposite ends of a sword. Poised to savor her victory, Jade’s humanity suddenly snapped back to the surface with the help of Dark! Josie. Needless to say Ric had questions. Dark! Josie wasted no time with answers. She […]

Legacies Review: Welcome to Kai Parker’s World

Kai Parker made his triumphant return to the Vampire Diaries universe last night on the latest hour of Legacies. As the title “Kai Parker Screwed Us” suggests, anyone and everyone orbiting Kai’s prison world wound up cursing our favorite villain. Some things never change. When we last left off two weeks ago, Ric, Lizzie, and Josie arrived via Alyssa’s revenge spell. Sebastian greeted them, exposing Ric’s deception to his daughters. Naturally, he’s not the first student Ric and Emma shipped off to the land of Kai. There’s also a witch, a werewolf, and a vampire roaming the world. The Saltzman […]

Legacies Review: Football & Fighting

The annual Mystic Falls High vs the Salvatore School flag football game went off with a lot of hitches on the latest hour of Legacies. (#Tradition) “You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know” brought Hope and Ric back to their former school grounds under the guise of a friendly football game in order to search for a missing Mystic High player. This gave Hope and Josie a chance to reunite without Josie’s memories of Hope (spoiler alert: things got UGLY). MG signed on to help Lizzie with the mystery of Sebastian; Maya, Ethan, and Sheriff Mac became more […]

Legacies Season 2 Premiere Review: Hopeless in Mystic Falls

“I’ll Never Give up Hope” mostly gave the monsters a rest while it set up several storylines and potential relationship perils for the season.

Shadowhunters Series Finale Review: You Can See Me

“All Good Things…” A fitting title for the Shadowhunters finale…even if we desperately wish this was not the end. Last year, another one of my favorite shows—Timeless—also ended with a wrap-up movie after a cancellation. Things were rushed, questions were left unanswered, actors were underused, and even though there were great, fantastic, amazing payoffs, we lacked the time to enjoy them. But that’s okay. Because we got an ending—a mostly happy one—and so few shows and fandoms receive that during this Peak TV era. It’s the same for the Shadowhunters finale. Do I wish it had been 10 hours instead […]

Shadowhunters Review: City of Glass

This week’s hour of Shadowhunters passed by in a blur of action, emotion, and OMG is that really happening?!?! moments. As we all know “City of Glass” was meant to be the Season 3 finale. It wrapped up major storylines and gave us a glimpse of what’s next. Chaos, basically. So much went down during the hour that the only way to talk about it is to break it into pieces, starting with Luke. Mainly, because I still have so many questions. He’s definitely doing the Praetor’s bidding; seemingly at the expense of his loved ones. If he doesn’t they’ll […]

Shadowhunters Obliterate My Love

We’ve reached the point of the Shadowhunters season where nothing is going well for our favorite characters. Call it the Dark Night of the Soul, All Hope is Lost, etc.—whatever term you prefer for the crushing sadness and defeat the hour provided. “Aku Cinta Kamu” means “I love you” and if you’re familiar with the full quote from the book series, there’s an addendum afterward: “Not that that changes anything.” In other words, the episode title could not be more fitting for the hour of heartbreak. After Alec ended things last week—for Magnus’ own good because that always turns out […]

Shadowhunters Review: Halloween Hellscape

Oh, Alec. What did you do? The latest hour of Shadowhunters unfolded like a slow motion car wreck. We saw the bad stuff coming a mile away. Not just with Alec and Magnus, but with Clary, too. Magnus and Alec were not going to make it out of this magic drama without a major dark night of the soul moment. Clary wasn’t going to keep fighting off Jonathan’s dark appeal no matter how soothing Jace’s voice whispered to her better angels. (Pun totally intended). “The Beast Within” brought the character drama to a head in a devastating way. It unleashed […]

Shadowhunters Review: Project Heavenly Fire

Victor Aldertree resurfaced on Shadowhunters. And, to the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention, he remains the worst. “Heavenly Fire” gave us the scoop on Project Heavenly Fire aka the Clave’s unsanctioned program for Downworlders. Izzy, being her usual genius BAMF self, concocted a plan: send Simon in as a fake prisoner, make sure he’s sent to the program, and use Seelie rings to communicate. Obviously things had to go spectacularly wrong because 1) it’s a TV show and 2) Simon Lewis rarely gets a break. Neither does Izzy, for that matter. After she strong-armed Aline into assisting […]

Shadowhunters Review: Stay with Me

We have to start with that dance. Shadowhunters opened with the kind of bait and switch that often makes fans roll their eyes. How many times have we seen a classic fake-out/dream sequence/hallucination that’s designed solely to lull the audience into a false sense of security? Too many to count, right? And clearly we knew the picture perfect Malec breakfast was one of those scenes because we all remember gasping in horror when Magnus collapsed last week. But here’s the thing…I knew it was imaginary and I didn’t care at all. Because Malec is THAT couple. Their dynamic is captivating […]

Shadowhunters Review: What Makes Us Better?

Shadowhunters gave us a lot to think about this week. It’s easy to get lost in the moral gray area between television and reality. When we’re watching TV, we might cheer for the villain—or the antihero—and it’s often easier to support their redemption than a real life murderer. Other times, we want to see the villain beaten down—or straight up killed—and we call this justice. Because they definitely had it coming…and it’s fine to have this attitude because it’s fiction and no living person is being harmed, right? “To the Night Children” rolled out a counter argument that’s hard to […]

Shadowhunters Review: Mad for Loving You

Shadowhunters dialed the creepiness factor to eleven million this week. Why are you so obsessed with your sister, Jonathan? And perhaps, more importantly, why is Clary falling for it? “A Kiss from A Rose” began with Jonathan and a Seelie disguised as Clary. In his version, she’s tired of her virginal persona and wants to be bad with him. (Pause for collective vomiting). Yes, yes, Jonathan’s a demon, raised in hell, tortured, etc. It’s a sad story and maybe in another life there’d be a redemption arc. But now we know two things for sure: 1) he’s way too attached […]