Lorraine Ali Television Critic
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

Lorraine Ali is television critic of the Los Angeles Times.

95 Articles
4 days ago
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The 10 best TV shows (and three best dance sequences) of 2022

'Abbott Elementary,' 'Severence,' 'Mo' and more: It was a banner year for new series. TV critic Lorraine Ali runs dow...

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15 days ago
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Netflix's 'Wednesday' is the 'Addams Family' spinoff we deserve

Jenna Ortega kills as the dead-eyed, boarding school-bound Wednesday Addams in the streamer's triumphant update to a ...

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16 days ago
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'Welcome to Chippendales' is an engrossing trip back in time to seedy '80s L.A.

Kumail Nanjiani and the rest of the all-star cast bring human dimension to Hulu's true crime tale about the founding ...

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27 days ago
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'The English' wants to critique the blood-soaked Old West. Instead, it revels in it

In 'The English,' starring Emily Blunt, violence and wanton cruelty are as commonplace as shimmering fields of buffal...

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about 2 months ago
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How 'House of the Dragon' fumbled its season finale

'The Black Queen' sets up a tantalizing showdown — next season. But the episode's weaknesses reflected shortcuts the ...

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about 2 months ago
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'House of the Dragon' has a pacing problem. Episode 8 might have solved it

In 'The Lord of the Tides,' a drama that's often felt rushed finally appeared to settle in for the long haul.

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2 months ago
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After cast shake-up, 'SNL' confronts weaknesses — but can't overcome them

After a sharp meta-opener and a send-up of Armie Hammer, it was all downhill for the Season 48 premiere of the beleag...

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2 months ago
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Trevor Noah's exit won't just hurt 'The Daily Show.' It'll hurt all of late night

A Black South African with a global view in a field dominated by white Anglos and Americans focused on U.S. politics,...

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2 months ago
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Why 'House of the Dragon's' flash forward could be a major misstep

In a risky move, 'The Princess and the Queen' sees the 'Game of Thrones' prequel leap ahead 10 years and replace seve...

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4 months ago
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HBO's first 'Game of Thrones' spinoff recaptures the power, grandeur of the original

“House of the Dragon” will delight fans with a new, engrossing chapter in the saga — one that matches and at times im...

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4 months ago
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How the Hillside Strangler case helped make L.A. 'serial killer capital of America'

Peacock's fascinating new docuseries 'The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise' details a chilling case — and dark e...

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9 months ago
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In Ukraine reporting, Western press reveals grim bias toward 'people like us'

When newspaper columnists and TV correspondents express shock at European conflict, they reveal a damning belief that...

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