The primary sequence of The White Lotus was a “lockdown deal with” – a comedy-drama in regards to the ghastly methods of the super-rich, set in a five-star resort in Hawaii, stated Ed Energy in The Each day Telegraph. Now, it’s again, however this time the motion unfolds in a luxurious lodge in Sicily, and there’s a new solid.

The one acquainted faces are Jennifer Coolidge, who returns because the eccentric heiress Tanya, and Jon Gries, her series-one lover. As earlier than, the overprivileged American holidaymakers are drawn with “gimlet-eyed precision”, from a nerdy skilled couple to a multigenerational household of Italian-Individuals making a misty-eyed go to to the land of their forefathers.

True, the sequence (on Sky Atlantic and Now) suffers “from all of the characters being completely different flavours of unlikeable”, and the European ones (who embrace a Bertie Wooster-ish Englishman performed by Tom Hollander) are a bit on the flat facet; however at its finest, it affords “brilliantly bawdy enjoyable”.

It’s enjoyable to look at, stated Abby Robinson within the Radio Instances, but it surely “lacks the chew” of sequence one, which thrived particularly on the sparring between the lodge supervisor Armond (Murray Bartlett) and a very annoying visitor.

Nonetheless, “there’s nothing extra gratifying to look at on tv proper now”, stated Nick Hilton in The Impartial. “Whip-smart, attractive and with an inventive sentiment as relentlessly targeted on viewers gratification because the lowest-denominator actuality TV: that is as moreish, and mouth-watering, as a giant bowl of spaghetti alle vongole.”