Oct 26, 2022 • 57M

The White Lotus - Season 1 Lookback and Season 2 Preview (with Roxana Hadadi)

Decoding TV kicks off its coverage of 'The White Lotus.'

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I was really impressed with The White Lotus when it first aired on HBO in July 2021. The show invited us into the lives of characters that worked for or were visiting its titular resort, some of whom were delightfully quirky, some of whom had a darker side, but all of whom were tortured in one way or another. Beyond just being a lot of fun to watch, the show also featured some biting commentary about the hypocrisy and obliviousness of wealthy people. 

I wasn’t alone: The White Lotus was massively buzzed about, critically acclaimed, and went on to be nominated for 20 Emmys, eventually winning 5 of them, including for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing.

The second season of The White Lotus will debut on October 30 on HBO and run for 7 episodes, and I’m thrilled to share that Decoding TV will be recapping and reviewing each episode. Furthermore, I’m excited to announce that my co-host will be Roxana Hadadi, a TV critic at Vulture.com and one of my favorite writers on the internet today.

In this episode of Decoding TV, we discuss season 1 of The White Lotus, with a particular focus on its finale. Where did we leave off with each of these characters? What was this show trying to say about wealth and privilege, and how effectively did it say it? And what about that whole murder mystery plot? Listen to hear our thoughts on all of the above!