Mandy Treccia

Mandy Treccia
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 No Score Yet Stitchers: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2017) Snappy dialogue and the team's genuine chemistry with one another hold[s] the show together. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
91% Castle: Season 6 (TV, 2009-2016) This was a solid episode, but it makes me a little wary that they went for something so heavy right out of the gate. I've always said that I enjoy Castle when it doesn't take itself too seriously and there is a lot of humor injected into the episodes. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
83% Suits: Season 3 (TV, 2011) Now that is good TV. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2013) As the episode title, "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes", suggests, there have been some big changes to the series. While it's still too early to judge whether all of these changes are for the better, the show delivered a solid premiere episode - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
100% Hart of Dixie: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2015) I loved the premiere, even if I would have rather seen more of Annabeth and less of Ruby, but other than that, it was solid. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
100% White Collar: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2014) The cast, the writing, the plot; everything about this episode was epitome of what makes the show so much fun to watch. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
67% Castle: Season 5 (TV, 2009-2016) "Castle" is back and already leaps and bounds better than last season. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
43% Saving Hope: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2016) It's fast-paced, the medical cases are interesting, the character dynamics are intriguing and all of the actors brought their A-game. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
30% Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) This isn't "Grey's Anatomy" and it's not "Scrubs" either. It's a really well-written and well-acted show about people who are just trying to figure out life while they do their jobs. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
85% Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012) I have nothing but good things to say about the cast, the writing, the premise, you name it, I loved it. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
83% White Collar: Season 5 (TV, 2009-2014) The episode completely and totally lost us at this point. We don't understand why the writers insist on forcing Neal and Peter's relationship back ten steps EVERY SINGLE SEASON. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
95% Arrow: Season 2 (TV, 2012) While it's always going to be Oliver's story, it's nice to see the other players having their own lives, even if they do ultimately tie in to what's going on with Oliver and his journey from vigilante to hero. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
No Score Yet Hart of Dixie: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2015) All in all, this was a great episode and I am so happy to be back in Bluebell with all of these kooky characters. I'm not feeling the new characters, but hopefully that will change or maybe they won't stick around too long. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
58% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2017) While the show has made it clear that some liberties will be taken with historical accuracy, we don't mind at all because we're already completely obsessed. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
57% The Originals: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2018) Despite our love for the show and the characters, we can admit that the premiere had a few 'misses' as well. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (TV, 2009-2017) The Vampire Diaries premiered for the eighth and final time. Written by the show's creators, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, the episode delivered nostalgia, horror, romance, friendship, brotherly love, and new mysteries. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
83% Shadowhunters: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) How much does it suck that Jace Wayland was better off when he thought he was an orphan? Jace's familial struggles and the mission to find him-dead or alive-dominated the season two premiere of Shadowhunters. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
89% Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (TV, 2011-2018) While the episode did tread its share of familiar, somewhat tired ground, the heroes managed to capture Mr. Hyde fairly early in the hour. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
100% Once Upon a Time: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2018) Once Upon A Time returned for its fifth season with a fantastic episode centered on Emma's journey to becoming the new Dark One better known as "The Dark Swan." - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
77% The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 (TV, 2009-2017) The Vampire Diaries kicked off its seventh season with one of their best season premieres ever. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% The Originals: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2018) I LOVED seeing all the Original siblings in their original bodies right after they became vampires so please give us more of these scenes. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
85% Arrow: Season 4 (TV, 2012) All in all, a solid episode that did a nice job of making sure all of the cast members had something to do other than stand in the background. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% Hart of Dixie: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2015) I don't know about anyone else, but I spent the first 20 minutes of "Kablang" grinning until my cheeks hurt because it was so fun to be reunited with these quirky characters and their outrageous small town antics. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% The Originals: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2018) All in all, this was a great season premiere and well worth the long hiatus. It tidied up the last big threat from season one and stressed the importance of family and blood and fighting for what matters most. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
90% Arrow: Season 3 (TV, 2012) "The Calm" introduced us to someone we barely recognized - Oliver with a positive outlook on life. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
62% Once Upon a Time: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2018) Overall, this episode was enjoyable, but it felt disjointed. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% Suits: Season 4 (TV, 2011) Overall, this was a solid episode and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I like how many story possibilities are floating around and I'm looking forward to seeing where the writers go next. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - This is the Part Where You Run (TV Episode) While "This is the Part Where You Run" carried the usual clunky, expository quirks associated with pilots walking the delicate line between giving the audience valuable information and not overwhelming them to the point they change the channel. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn (TV Episode) "Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn" tapped into the true magic of this universe: its ability to dig into the characters' emotional wounds and twist the knife. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - We're Being Punked, Pedro (TV Episode) 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. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - Hope Is Not the Goal (TV Episode) In what's becoming a fun tradition, the villain of the hour proved rather unexpected. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - Malivore (TV Episode) Once again Legacies reminded us that supernatural teenagers are not that different than the rest of us when power is at stake. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Legacies: Season 1 - Mombie Dearest (TV Episode) The latest hour of Legacies packed one hell of an emotional punch. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
100% Timeless: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) Like any good story reveling in its rise from the ashes moment, the episode picked up right where we left off last year only to blow up the entire premise of series with one well-placed bomb. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
60% Famous in Love: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) While Famous in Love suffered the standard pilot kinks (awkward chemistry, overzealous line delivery, and too much telling rather than showing), the series delivered on its potential for addictive, soapy drama. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
100% The Originals: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2018) "Gather Up the Killers" started out slow. Not because of the exposition, but due to the lack of Original family members. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
No Score Yet Famous in Love: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) Sadly, Famous in Love started its sophomore run with "The Players," a filler episode about as exciting as watching paint dry. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
67% The Originals: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2018) If all the episodes are as good as this one, I'm not going to be ready to say goodbye. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Originals: Season 5 - When the Saints Go Marching In (TV Episode) "When the Saints Go Marching In" served as a pre-death funeral for Klaus Mikaelson; a chance for his siblings, as well as the audience, to share a final goodbye. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
No Score Yet Shadowhunters: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2018) All in all, not the most exciting season premiere in the history of television. But that's okay because there's plenty of material to work with and room for the stories to grow. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
91% Timeless: The Miracle of Christmas (2018 Christmas Special) (TV, 2016-2018) "The Miracle of Christmas Part I and II" offered us action, high stakes, emotional payoffs, long awaited answers, hope, defeat, and above all, love. - TV Source Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4.5/5 91% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Obviously we knew the show wouldn't let the main characters stay dead/incapacitated for long. That's not how TV works. Still, how much fun was it to watch Alice's body heal itself before she went to work on saving her friends? - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017