TV series show: More trouble in paradise at ‘The White Lotus’
21 October 2022 | 10:05 am
Dark clouds cast a shadow over the luxury resort once again as "The White Lotus" returns for a second season. TV critic Dheepthika Laurent tells us why the critically acclaimed series has set a high bar thanks to a stellar cast and stunning locations. We also discuss the difficult transition of "Shantaram" from page to screen, following pandemic-related setbacks and formal challenges.
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