The White Lotus: Miniseries

The White Lotus: Miniseries

The White Lotus: Miniseries

At an exclusive tropical resort full of affluent guests, the week of extravagance and relaxation gradually becomes darker and more complex in this HBO black comedy limited series created by Mike White (Enlightened).

Over the course of a week marked by disputes over room allocations, illicit drug use, theft and manipulation, The White Lotus follows a newlywed couple, a family holiday and a grieving woman, all VIP guests at a Hawaiian resort. Stars include Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Steve Kahn, Connie Britton and Sydney Sweeney.

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EPISODE 1.1
12 July 2021

Arrivals

As a new wave of guests arrive at the White Lotus, resort manager Armond tries to assuage an unreasonable Shane and his easy-going new wife Rachel, while spa director Belinda calms a grieving Tanya. Meanwhile,... MORE Nicole suggests her husband Mark distract himself from a health scare by spending time with their son Quinn, who’s been cast out by his sister Olivia and her friend Paula.

EPISODE 1.2
19 July 2021

New Day

A cautiously optimistic Belinda walks a fine line with Tanya, while Armond brainstorms ways to deal with Shane. After her husband belittles her work, Rachel approaches Nicole for advice. Paula and Olivia lose track of... MORE their stash, while a revived Mark attempts to connect with Quinn.

EPISODE 1.3
26 July 2021

Mysterious Monkeys

Stripped of his gadgets, Quinn reluctantly takes a scuba class with Mark, who’s struggling to process revelations regarding his late father. Hoping to reignite the spark with Rachel, Shane enlists Armond to help plan a... MORE romantic evening. Tanya leans on Belinda for support as she scatters her mother’s ashes at sea. Paula keeps a secret from a suspicious Olivia.

EPISODE 1.4
2 August 2021

Recentering

After Shane shoots down her latest career plans, Rachel is further blindsided by an unexpected arrival. Just as Belinda begins to take her business proposition seriously, Tanya’s attention turns to an intriguing hotel guest. Meanwhile,... MORE Armond’s renewed commitment to sobriety is put to the test.

EPISODE 1.5

The Lotus-Eaters

Expected arrival: 9 August 2021 

As Armond attempts to do damage control, Belinda tries to redirect Tanya’s focus to her business proposal. Paula grows increasingly disillusioned with the Mossbachers. A sidelined Rachel begins to question her future. Nicole rebuffs Mark for airing their dirty laundry to Quinn.

EPISODE 1.6

Departures

Expected arrival: 16 August 2021 

Rachel shares some harsh truths with Shane and confides in Belinda, who’s reeling from bad news of her own. As the Mossbachers turn the page on their harrowing scare, Quinn reveals major life plans. With nothing left to lose, Armond goes on an all-out bender – and exacts the ultimate revenge on his nemesis.

The White Lotus: Miniseries / Reviews

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Frequently uncomfortable, sometimes poetic, occasionally hilarious, and deeply idiosyncratic throughout.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

White Lotus is delightfully mean-spirited and unexpectedly big-hearted in ways that will probably polarise some audiences.

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Variety

Variety

The White Lotus leaps into a whole other gear when centering its two smartest performances... Bartlett and Coolidge are exceptional as they embrace every twisted knot of conflict inherent in their roles.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

White spins “Have a nice vacation” into both a blessing and a curse, and The White Lotus thrives in between those extremes.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Go in expecting a pleasing, intelligent, and well-paced romp, one that definitely won't make you miss overseas travel.

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Paste

Paste

As serene vacations take dark turns, the series hits a bit of turbulence, leading to a rocky conclusion that doesn’t quite live up to the show’s strong start.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Hilariously sardonic... one of the year’s best new shows.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

One thing holds it back: It’s a social satire that might have been better as a dark, absurdist comedy.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The essence of The White Lotus emerges through carefully chosen dynamics fleshed out between masterfully built characters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This is a sharp, soulful series that knows its characters in full and gets richer as it goes on. It’s vicious and a little sudsy and then, out of nowhere, sneakily uplifting.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

2021’s best, and most uncomfortable, TV show.

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Salon

Salon

The White Lotus is a destination event, a safe, controlled daytrip into disquiet.

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Stuff

Stuff

Fitfully funny and diverting rather than compelling viewing.

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