*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*
When The White Lotus hit HBO last summer, it was a smash success, quickly gaining a devoted fanbase, as well as critical praise, thanks to its star-studded cast, sticky story and picturesque setting. And to top it all off, the dramedy collected 10 Emmy Awards last month, including the prize for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, as well as statuettes for two of its stars—Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett.
So, HBO decided to convert the limited series into an anthology, and season 2 transports viewers to Italy, where we follow a brand-new set of narratives and meet an entirely fresh batch of characters (except for Coolidge, who reprises her role as Tanya McQuoid, and Jon Gries, who returns as her romantic partner, Greg).
In the highly-anticipated second season, we once again see a group of privileged and flawed, but highly engrossing characters as they enjoy (or better yet, hope to enjoy) a stay at another White Lotus resort. And does it live up to the hype? Absolutely, 100% yes. But based on the first episode, season 2 of The White Lotus seems to be a little lacking in one small area.