A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus 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 travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself. (synopsis courtesy Flickering Myth)
Going away on holidays aka vacation is the best.
We get to leave the day-to-day banality of life behind, exchanging all that humdrum for the delights of a world off the clock and a million miles (or thereabouts) from our daily commute.
But one thing that The White Lotus sagely observes is that we can’t leave ourselves behind, which means that while the setting may change, all our idiosyncrasies, troubles, cares and woes most definitely come with us.
It’s fertile ground for a TV series and HBO Max looks set to make merry with it in a show that more than hints at the fact that all the fun and frivolity often just hides the fact that all the stuff we ran away is sitting there waiting for us in our hotel room.
The guests check into The White Lotus on 11 July on HBO Max.