Check out the cast, review, and trailer of the new HBO and HBO Max Limited Series, “The White Lotus”, from creator Mike White. The first episode of the show will premiere Sunday, July 11th.
The White Lotus Cast
|Amber Abara as Amber- Attractive Girl|
|Murray Bartlett as Armond|
|Connie Britton as Nicole Mossbacher||Mike White – Creator|
|Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid|
|Alexandra Daddario as Rachel Patton||David Bernad – Executive Producer|
|Fred Hechinger as Quinn Mossbacher|
|Jake Lacy as Shane Patton||Nick Hall – Executive Producer|
|Brittany O’Grady as Paula|
|Natasha Rothwell as Belinda|
|Molly Shannon as Kitty Patton|
The White Lotus Review
The White Lotus is written, directed, and created by Mike White. It stars Alexandra Daddario, Jake Lacy, Jennifer Coolidge, Murray Bartlett, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, Brittany O’Grady, Fred Hechinger, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, and Molly Shannon.
Set in a tropical resort, it follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.
The White Lotus is helmed by Mike White, who has had one very fascinating career. He has written comedies such as School of Rock and Nacho Libre.
And created another HBO series, the Laura Dern Led Enlightened, and On The Unfortunate End of Things Cowritten Pitch Perfect three, and the emoji movie.
So to say, Mike White’s filmography is all over the place is putting it lightly, but when he is in full control of his craft, he is able to create such keenly observed and uncomfortably resonant comedy. And with The White Lotus, he has never been better.
The series follows a group of highly privileged and toxic individuals on their vacation in Hawaii and what has been named the island’s most romantic resort.
While there these guests and the employees at the resorts, lives are intertwined as they battle their innermost demons and unscrupulous desires, which all ends in murder.
One word that I could not get out of my head as they Dove headfirst into these six episodes was toxic. Nearly every single one of these characters in The White Lotus are so poisonous that any action that they make or word that they spew could possibly make you sick to your stomach.
White’s prerogative is never to make you feel compassion for these people or necessarily to even enjoy their exploits. It is to Peel back their layers one by one to discover how they have become this way.
Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McCoid says multiple times throughout this show that she is an onion and when meeting a new suitor, all she wants to do is immediately pull back all of her layers and show him what is truly at her Center.
The resort location is almost a catalyst for all of these characters to unmask themselves from their real-life facades. With this setup, White has taken the term, you only see people’s true colors after you’ve traveled with them and run with it.
The Who’s who of cast members in The White Lotus form one of the best ensembles I have seen in television, period.
If they are not rewarded by the screen actors, it will be a robbery. The cast continue throughout the six episodes to one-up themselves time and time again, providing small but rewarding gifts through their performances in every scene that they are in.
White also allows them this luxury by giving nearly all of his cast time to develop their characters so they can shine. Honestly, it would be a crime to single any one of them out here. As all of them are extraordinary.
The White Lotus tackles extremely difficult and taboo topics of discussion in such a Frank way that it will be very offputting for many viewers.
The way this series plays out is so uncomfortable and anxiety-ridden that you will surely squirm throughout its runtime.
In every episode, there are scenes at this nightly dinner service that boil up with so much tension that it feels as if you’re watching a thriller. And all of this is elevated by the intensely unnerving tribal score by Cristobal Tapia Diver.
There were times I wanted to turn this show-off and run for the Hills, but at the same time, it’s like watching a car crash. You can look away.
Audiences will also be disgusted by the behavior of these characters, which I am most certainly not here to endorse whatsoever.
The way in which a lead gay character uses his power and authority to exploit and take advantage of another. The way in which an African American woman’s hopes and dreams are dependent on the bidding of a rich white Aris, as well as the way a man struggles and aspirations are looked at as far more valuable than a woman.
These are all deplorable, and these are just some of the many problematic issues that the White Lotus has that will upset audiences who look at this show at face value.
White is never here to say that these things are right, or even that this is how things always are. He is here to provide us with characters and situations that will spark important conversations and give us laughter that is so, so uncomfortable because some of it brings far truer than we’d like to admit.
But above all else, the creator is begging his audience to take a good, hard look at our inner selves to discover if we actually like what we see there.
So I’m not gonna be doing a score rundown here because I just want to be as blunt as possible. This series will not be for everyone.
It can be an appalling, downright, nasty experience. The characters will make you shutter and disbelief with how awful that they are.
But the White Lotus is fun to watch because somehow, someway Mike White has been able to fight a heart in the core of this rotten onion.
And I believe that this limited series is the definition of a difficult and demanding yet remarkably rewarding watch.
The White Lotus premieres on HBO Sunday, July 11, 2021, and make sure to tune in every week after that for a new installment.
Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of The White Lotus Comedy-Drama TV Mini-Series. See you next time.
The White Lotus Trailer
Check out the trailer of the new Comedy-Drama TV Mini-Series “The White Lotus”.