Mary McNamara


Mary McNamara is a television critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and 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

  • 'Tut' miniseries brings us fun with a pharaoh

    'Tut' miniseries brings us fun with a pharaoh

    Ben Kingsley is the selling point of "Tut," Spike's three-part miniseries about the pharaoh formerly known as Tutankhamen, which premieres Sunday. He is something to see, Sir Ben, with his shaven pate and Egyptian-drag eyeliner, peering through the undulating bodies of dancing girls with conniving...

  • TV picks: 'Tig,' 'Rectify,' 'Catastrophe'

    TV picks: 'Tig,' 'Rectify,' 'Catastrophe'

    “Tig”—Though a longtime notable on the stand-up comedy circuit, Tig Notaro became famous in 2012 after she gave a performance at Largo in Los Angeles in which she discussed an epic series of misfortunes: a month after Notaro contracted a life-threatening intestinal disease, her mother died; a month...