‘Hotel Portofino’ gives viewers drama, glamour and mystery
This is an image for the TV show “Hotel Portofino,” airing June 19-July 24, 2022, on PBS. (CNS photo by PBS)
NEW YORK (CNS) — The six-episode drama “Hotel Portofino” presents viewers with an unequal mix of banal storytelling and relevant social commentary. The series’ picturesque setting in the namesake Italian resort, moreover, fails to mask the amoral maneuverings of the titular hostelry’s inhabitants.
Having first aired on BritBox in January, the glossy soap opera — created and written by former journalist Matt Baker and directed by British filmmaker Adam Wimpenny — debuts on PBS Sunday, June 19, 8–9