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The White Lotus is back for a second season, and the dead bodies are already piling up! This will surely not be good for the Yelp score. While the first season took place at a White Lotus resort in Maui, the second season moves the story to a hotel destination in Sicily. Valentina (Sabrina Impacciatore) is the unfortunate manager who has to deal with these fickle guests, including season 1 veterans Tanya McQuoid-Hunt (Jennifer Coolidge) and Greg Hunt (Jon Gries), a newly married couple. But there’s trouble in paradise and tension between Tanya and Greg when she drags her assistant, Portia (Haley Lu Richardson), along on their “romantic” getaway. Comedy, drama, and possibly murder will ensue.
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