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The White Lotus (2021)

Rayting:   7.7/10 12000 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

Set in a tropical resort, it follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.

Episode Guide

Season 1

August 15, 2021Episode 6 Departures
August 1, 2021Episode 4 Recentering
July 18, 2021Episode 2 New Day
July 11, 2021Episode 1 Arrivals

The White Lotus Trailer

User Reviews

NicholasBarton 28 July 2021

I really hope she gets some award consideration love. Every single scene she is in is cringeworthy, fun, and full of depth. She's killing it!

maxinepuffington 19 July 2021

It's not for everyone's taste but if someone likes weird and satiric humor, can enjoy cringe and slow-burn stories with layers then it would be one of the best from recent shows. Finally something different.

Acting and writing are on point too. After the utter Netflix nonsenses this show is like your first ice cream sundae after a year long diet with extra whipped cream.

vokeynick 1 August 2021

This is currently my favorite show that's running (honestly though, it doesn't have much competition). The music is phenomenal and I hope the composer wins an award. It's not everybody's brand of comedy, but just because something isn't lol funny doesn't mean it's not funny. Although we're at episode 3 and nothing of huge significance has happened yet, I'm 100% invested in the characters and can't wait to watch it every week.

edscremin 16 August 2021

Yes, almost all characters are extremely unlikable, but I think that's the charm of The White Lotus. You can definitely still see each of their motivations and I feel like the writers were very self aware of the stereotypes they put in each main character. The comedy for me was on point, but it might be disappointing for people who prefer punchline jokes. The music was pretty awesome and it set a very specific tone to the series.

The story is pretty good, but my main criticism is that it makes you think that all the characters' side stories would come together at some point, but I just didn't think that happened in a satisfying way. The different groups only interact with each other on a few scenes, and with very few exception, the encounters barely make any difference to the plot. Besides, some side encounters make no sense, like the quick appearance of the pregnant lady from the first episode. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell she was there for.

All things considered, I highly recommend it to people who like satirical comedy. Great main characters and pretty good storyline.

T2TLED 12 August 2021

Gets better every episode. Really great stuff.

At first, I was meh. But when this show kicks in, it kicks in.

artemuscat 25 July 2021

Honestly, "reviewers"? This show is a true HBO show. It is quirky, uncomfortable, exquisitely written, beautifully acted, and is presented nakedly, warts and all.

I found the reviewers fell into two categories - love it or hate it. The "love its" praised it for what I praised it for (above). The "hate its" did not like that you don't have a joke, then a laugh, then a joke, then a laugh. This is an adult satire. When you reviewers write that you can't find anything to like about the characters, THAT'S the idea. You are supposed to delve into why you don't like them. You are supposed to not like what they do (or, if you're a little bit twisted, LOVE what they do). Brilliantly written by Mike White, it exposes the underbelly of people, yet still shows dignified people in the same context. You don't like water breaking? That is a natural occurrence. White mingles humanity with absurdity, and coats it with a sheen of money, power, and humility. These actors are willing to be bad people, honest people, people at the end of their rope, and people trying to understand what life holds for them. I have only watched two episodes, and I feel that this show could go in any direction and I'd still love it.

idospasjody 11 August 2021

This is a gem. The writing and acting is amazing. I can't wait for every Sunday evening. I wish I wouldn't have started it so I could binge watch the hole thing. There are parts that it takes a few seconds for your brain to process and then bang OMG laugh out loud funny. Rewind watch again funny. The story telling is masterful. Only thing wrong with this show is can't find anything to it's equal wile waiting for the next one to be released.

ce3 23 July 2021

I believe the use of the music in episode 2, nearly overpowering the dialogue in some sections, was intentionally done to further enhance the unsettling mood of the entire episode. There's a lot bubbling under the surface of these characters, and it's about to start boiling over soon.

If you don't like many of these characters and find them hard to root for, that's intentional too. Mike White writes characters that challenge you and leave you feeling conflicted. He wants us to have an inner dialogue with ourselves as we watch. As to what's around the corner, I can pretty much guarantee you we have no idea (unless you've read the scripts). But fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

vtenvisions 9 August 2021

Let me say that i do not understand the negative ratings. IT WAS REFRESHING TO BINGE WATCH ALL OF THE EPISODES IN A DAY. This was quirky, funny, unpredictable, as well as satirical. It had you wanting more and anticipating the next episode. Im realy tired of short series being about cops, or mainly about drugs, or finding dead children. Refreshing to watch! Kudos to the writer and the actors were all amazing as well.

duncanwilliams50 20 July 2021

I am giving this eight stars as this is another Mike White series and they take a while to build. Enlightened definitely got better as it went along. Jake Lacy and wife Alexandra Daddario are a great pairing at being a bad romantic pairing. Nice to see the great Steve Zahn back in something as well. Jennifer Coolidge is hitting another high water mark as a clearly disturbed woman. Love the setting and music as well. Great summer series. Love i!

jatsby 12 August 2021

I've watched the first episode, and several times was wondering just where it was headed. I've decided that it isn't going somewhere in particular yet, it's going to follow these different characters and see where they go; tension is clearly building between several of them, a few are cyphers...can't say I was "liking" it but it intrigued me, I'll watch more. Interesting and sometimes recognizable people, in a particular sort of situation. Yes, interesting.

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