Lodge 49: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Lodge 49

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Lodge 49 takes a surreal journey into the television dreamscape that can prove quite rewarding for viewers who stick with it.



Critic Ratings: 35


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User Ratings: 286
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Tv Season Info

A light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who's drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and "Luminous Knight" of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may -- or may not -- put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost.

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Critic Reviews for Lodge 49 Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (16)

There's just not enough. Stories like this need to provide more heart more often.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The meditative dramedy moves at a stoner's pace, but after a few episodes Lodge 49's subtle observations about capitalist alienation waft to the surface.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm down for sharing a cheap beer with Dud and Liz every now and then, but a show needs more than likable characters to catch an audience in 2018.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

There are so many pleasures in Lodge 49 that it's impossible to list them all here.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a poignant portrayal of the way grief is, to some extent, a form of staying in touch with the lost one.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

In its oddly gentle, gently odd and entirely distinct way, Lodge 49 makes as good an argument for the existence of a kind of shabby everyday magic as you'll find anywhere.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lodge 49 is a wave well worth riding.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Lodge 49's appeal is actually pretty straightforward: It is filled with characters that you care about, who feel less like types than flawed, three-dimensional humans.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's sort of, uh, Cheers meets Twin Peaks amid the ruins of late capitalism.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The fact that it's on the air is a small miracle. I'm enjoying it so much.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Delightful, mystical show good for teens with offbeat taste.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It never quite comes together.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lodge 49: Season 1

  • Jan 07, 2020
    It is so fantastic! Great characters and a plot filled with big and surreal secrets that captivate you as they unfold.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    Lodge 49 is truly high art television. Meeting a delicate balance of mundane and mysterious. The show somehow tells the story about people with everyday problems, and juxtaposes Indiana Jones type adventure into their lives. The mysteries that the lodge holds keep me watching just as much as watching Dud glide in and out of temp jobs.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    Great show....different than anything else you'll see on TV. Charming, poignant, and quirky....great character development and interesting plot. Bring it back!
  • Nov 22, 2019
    Such an interesting, unusual, weird, and fun show! Love it!
  • Nov 22, 2019
    The most original show in a generation. Highly addictive. It is about the family we have, the family we create, loss, love, magic, and late-stage capitalism but it is so much more than that. Do not miss this gem and #SaveLodge49
  • Nov 16, 2019
    Honest show with a plot that is just pure fun!
  • Nov 12, 2019
    It's hard to explain but easy to love. A world that has been well thought out of with characters that are very multi-dimensional. You cannot go wrong with watching this amazing show. And spoilers - season 2 is even better
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Amazing. This show has set a new benchmark for high level acting talent, top shelf writing and production on television. The story is engrossing and pulls you in. Let it. That's what good art does.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Must see! Perfect, original, funny, great show.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    Probably my favorite show since Deadwood. I was hooked five minutes into the first episode, with it's casual pacing and friendly, inviting atmosphere. But it's also got real depth, hilarity, and heart. I recommend this to everyone.

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