7.5
911 votes
The White Lotus

The White Lotus

HBO 2021

Follow the exploits of various guests and employees at an exclusive tropical resort over the span of a week as with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The White Lotus

The White Lotus - S1E6

#1 - Departures

7.56

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 episode was rated from 576 votes.

The White Lotus - S1E5

#2 - The Lotus-Eaters

7.49

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 536 votes.

The White Lotus - S1E4

#3 - Recentering

7.45

Season 1 - Episode 4

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, Armond’s renewed commitment to sobriety is put to the test.

The episode was rated from 580 votes.

The White Lotus - S1E3

#4 - Mysterious Monkeys

7.40

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 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.

The episode was rated from 589 votes.

The White Lotus - S1E2

#5 - New Day

7.27

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 their stash, while a revived Mark attempts to connect with Quinn.

The episode was rated from 617 votes.

#6 - Arrivals
7.15
Season 1 - Episode 1

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, 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.

The episode was rated from 715 votes.

Last updated: oct 28, 2021

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No clue why this has been so low rated. The first episode was great and sounds we have another HBO good series. If you like drama, thriller and comedy don't miss this one.

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Oddly captivating, The White Lotus is like a car crash you can't stop staring at. It's not outright entertaining, but something about it is intriguing and gripping on a level I can't fully explain. Looking forward to see where they go with this, every characters backstory is fairly deep and fleshed out considering it's told exclusively through dramedy snippets.

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Really enjoyed watching this week to week (long live the weekly release format!) . I'm still bitter about the ending, but I guess this was a dark comedy that poked fun of the white privileged scum, so in order to stay true to that they'd be the ones with the last laugh. Best performance here was definitely Murray Bartlett as the manager of the hotel who reverts to his drug addiction due to the unbearable demands of his spoiled patrons. That being said, the finale pissed me off since the character I rooted for gets killed by the worst character from the show. We get an ending reminding us of the privilege the guests have, but this is a bit depressing since this is a comedy where we see these rich monsters get called out for what they are. However, they leave unchanged and unaffected. Anyways, I'm eager to see another season of this but I'd rather Mike White not be David Simon and try to show us "this is reality" since White's work is satirical where Simon's is actually journalistic. I'm guessing the other White Lotus resort won't have a death at the center of its story, but there will indeed be scandals. If we see characters return, hopefully they receive they cumuppins.

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Two episodes in and it’s a boring snooze fest. LE: After finishing watching the show I can conclude it was a boring senseless show. It had a few moments here and there but it was just not my "cup of tea". I have a feeling the actors and director just wanted a vacation and thought yeah, let's just have some stuff that happens without anything actually happening so we have a paid vacation. I see there are people that liked this, no problem, good for them, everyone has different tastes and likes different things and that's fine, I've enjoyed many movies/tv shows that others rated low, but this one was far from being enjoyable.

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Meh, I've got to say more than five words, but "meh" pretty much sums it up. It's set in Hawaii, so it's pretty to look at, and there's enough going on to want to finish it, but it's not beyond just being watchable.

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The writers want everyone to know that everything they do revolves around virtue signaling, and that they are hip with knowing about ketamine, klonopin, and butt licking. Yuck, and we are all less human for having that on film. Revolting and even with shock factor and a stupid BLM joke, just isn't enough to lead me to another episode. Please get me the last season of True Detective, HBO. This is turrible.

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A really enjoyable, and in some ways quite traditional, social satire about race and class. This is very much a satire in the ironic and social type sense rather than a laugh out loud funny satire, even if it does have its moments. Because of the closed hotel set it really has a theatrical feel to it, and feels like draws from some of the drawing room social satires written in the early 20th century. But that traditional feel is infused with with a larger cast, and some of the ambivalences and ambiguities of contemporary television that HBO has done so much to develop in the last twenty years. Because of this you don't get the simple moral anarrative pay off that you might have gotten from those plays, but you do get a very interesting exploration about the nature of exploitation, both the environment and of people, without the show explicitly explaining who is exploiting whom. The cast are excellent, but special mention to Jennifer Coolidge who steals every scene she is in.

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I really enjoyed this six-part miniseries about a few guests and staff at a luxury resort in Hawaii. The tone is unique, specific, and carried throughout. Something about scenes and characters is always a bit . . . off or unexpected. I look forward to another season of the anthology series featuring a new resort locale and set of characters. I would recommend and would rewatch down the line when I've forgotten the main plot.

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[HBO] It is so determined to make the characters look like idiots that the story is lost in a grotesque performance rather than an ironic or satirical view on a wealthy group's vacation. Nor does it help to fall into all the topics about the representation of classism. It is a kind of "Succession" (HBO, 2018-) decaffeinated with the sense of humor of "Nacho libre" (Jared Hess, 2006).

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The first five episodes, taken individually, were quite watchable. They painted the picture of a group of rich people at a hotel and the employees who had to fawn over them. The main characters were all distinct and interesting, the acting was very good, and the production value was really high. As a whole, though, when taking the finale into account, the show doesn't work either as drama or satire. As drama, it's hard to root for any of the characters, and the ones that I was rooting for botched my sympathy in the final episode. Additionally, there was very little change or growth in the characters. They all left the finale the same way they entered the premier. As satire, it was only occasionally funny, and I have a dark sense of humor. The satire wasn't sharp enough to make up for the lack of drama. That being said, if you want a show where bad people don't know they're bad and pretend to be good, and learn nothing about themselves, watch this.

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This is a very interesting show. Someone else here mentioned ".. it's like a trainwreck ... you can't look away". I find that quite apt. The show is essentially a much more mature version of Fantasy Island (the old tv show - not the movie) or Love Boat. It is also a sad commentary on the lives of the rich. All-in-all it's worth a watch. I assume future seasons (if there are any) will be similar stories with new guest stars. How I rate: 1-3 :heart: = seriously! don't waste your time 4-6 :heart: = you may or may not enjoy this 7-8 :heart: = I expect you will like this too 9-10 :heart: = movies and TV shows I really love!

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Honestly didn't think this would be in Mike White's wheelhouse, but pleasantly surprised. Not quite the punchy social satire it sets out to be, but damn close. And that soundtrack.

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