Mary McNamara

Columnist

Mary McNamara is a television critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries “Oscar Season” and “The Starlet.” She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children, two dogs and a hamster.

Recent Articles

  • Cold-War thriller 'The Game' at the top of its spy game
    Cold-War thriller 'The Game' at the top of its spy game

    Sleek, stylish and superbly performed, BBC America's Cold War drama "The Game" offers more to look at than think about, but then there's something about espionage that almost always calls for a little eye candy. The six-part series premieres Wednesday.

  • Deceptively simple 'Olive Kitteridge' unfolds as work of art
    Deceptively simple 'Olive Kitteridge' unfolds as work of art

    HBO takes a lot of heat. It may not be fair, but much is expected from the network that reinvented television, and when perfection is not delivered people find fault. With the overwhelming maleness of its dramas, and the whiteness, with the naked women used (still!) as scenery or the reins-free...

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