Created by Mike White (HBO’s Enlightened) and set on an exclusive Hawaiian resort called The White Lotus, the six-part satire comedy features a stunning ensemble cast including Australia’s own Murray Bartlett (Tales of the City), plus Connie Britton (Nashville), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Fred Hechinger (Eighth Grade), Jake Lacy (Girls), Brittany O’Grady (Little Voice), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Steve Zahn (Treme) and Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live).
THE WHITE LOTUS was filmed on the island of Maui and follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week, as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travellers, the hotel’s cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.
In Episode 3: “Mysterious Monkeys”
Stripped of his gadgets, Quinn (Fred Hechinger) reluctantly takes a scuba class with Mark (Steve Zahn), who’s struggling to process revelations regarding his late father. Hoping to reignite the spark with Rachel (Alexandra Daddario), Shane (Jake Lacy) enlists Armond (Murray Bartlett) to help plan a romantic evening. Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) leans on Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) for support as she scatters her mother’s ashes at sea. Paula (Brittany O’Grady) keeps a secret from a suspicious Olivia (Sydney Sweeney).
Written by Mike White; Directed by Mike White.
Thumbs Up love the characters and off the rails.