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

The 65 newest TV shows and movies to stream right now

What’s available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video and more in April.

April 24, 2023

The best television of 2023 so far

‘Mrs. Davis,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Poker Face’ all make our evolving critics’ list of 2023’s best TV shows

April 19, 2023

‘Mrs. Davis’ will make your head explode

The new Peacock show is like nothing you’ve ever seen, made up of everything you’ve ever seen.

April 19, 2023
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‘Succession’ goes for the kill

The boar is finally on the floor.

April 10, 2023

Has ‘Yellowjackets’ bitten off more than it can chew?

The Showtime drama offers a meaty platter of cannibalism, angst and trope-breaking. But whether the flavors are complementary remains to be seen.

April 7, 2023

Can guest hosts save ‘The Daily Show’?

Hasan Minhaj, Wanda Sykes, John Leguizamo and a few others make a strong case.

March 31, 2023

‘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