Season Two of The White Lotus is a chef’s kiss. From the misdirection to the continuous tension, I enjoyed the season as much as I got stressed by it trying to figure out what’s going on.
Right on the heels of the finale of the limited series, HBO announced a second season of The White Lotus. And I was skeptical. I loved the show as a limited series, it just worked, and I didn’t want them to ruin it.
However, not exactly sure how, but creator Mike White managed to make the show even better. Anchored by the amazing Jennifer Coolidge as the only remaining character from the first season, the show dove even harder at what made it great: Blunt representation of money, sex, and personal relationships. Plus, it also helps when you sprinkle some shocking scenes that turn into a meme generating gold mine. Just check any social platform.
The thing is, nothing is perfect. In some ways, this season was a less frustrating experience than the first series. In others, it’s not as punchy. But keep in mind that the show is more than the sum of its parts. It’s so well written and structured that you will be anxious for each new episode to begin.