Lili Loofbourow

Oakland, Calif.

Education: University of Southern California, BS in psychobiology; USC, BA in English; USC, BA in music; University of Alabama, MFA in creative writing

Lili Loofbourow is the television critic for The Washington Post. She previously worked at Slate, where she wrote about news, politics, comedy, gender and internet culture. Before that, she was the Week's staff culture critic. She was a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Review of Books and has written for venues including the New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, the Guardian, PMLA, the Virginia Quarterly Review and the Cut. Loofbourow is based in Oakland, Calif.
Latest from Lili Loofbourow

‘Succession’ stops pulling punches in its final season

With an end in sight, the HBO hit breaks out of rinse-and-repeat mode but remains wickedly delightful.

March 23, 2023

Can depression get playful? ‘Lucky Hank’ says yes.

The AMC show about a professor has no thesis. That’s half the fun.

March 18, 2023

‘Ted Lasso’ returns for Season 3 but feels stuck on repeat

The Apple TV Plus show feels stuck in stoppage time. Perhaps it’s time to call this match.

March 15, 2023

Maybe the Oscars are better when they don’t try so hard

Sunday’s Academy Awards show was surprising for its warmth and sincere, unpolished emotions that blossomed in a stultifying format.

March 13, 2023

‘Daisy Jones & the Six,’ rocking through the ’70s with rote emotions

Based on the bestselling novel and borrowing heavily from ‘Almost Famous,' Prime Video's 'Daisy Jones & the Six' reaches for a vibe but never fully feels it.

March 3, 2023

‘The Consultant’: A deliciously creepy star turn for Christoph Waltz

The eight-episode psychological thriller draws on the actor’s trademark malevolent courtesy.

February 25, 2023

‘Party Down’: Still unprofessional, still a good time

The beloved Starz comedy returns after 13 years, and it’ll still give you a rockin’ buzz.

February 23, 2023

‘Hello Tomorrow!’ wants to dream but makes you snore

The Billy Crudup-starring Apple TV Plus retrofuturistic show can’t decide if it’s drama, comedy or satire — so it ends up being nothing.

February 16, 2023

Natasha Lyonne soars in ‘Poker Face.’ If only the mysteries did.

Rian Johnson’s case-of-the-week Peacock show charms but could use some grounding.

February 2, 2023