Lodge 49: Season 1 Reviews

January 2, 2019
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.
December 27, 2018
Lodge 49 is a wave well worth riding.
December 7, 2018
It never quite comes together.
October 10, 2018
Such is life in the world of Lodge 49, a charming stroll through the ruins of late capitalism that feels real and metaphorical at once.
September 8, 2018
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.
September 4, 2018
It's sort of, uh, Cheers meets Twin Peaks amid the ruins of late capitalism.
August 24, 2018
The fact that it's on the air is a small miracle. I'm enjoying it so much.
August 22, 2018
Delightful, mystical show good for teens with offbeat taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2018
Lodge 49 is the rare show where calling it unlike anything on television isn't hyperbole. Whatever it is, it's magical.
August 20, 2018
The series doesn't proffer simple solutions to the problems it poses...but it does-mercifully, admirably...-seek to remind us that the culture of work we've created wasn't inevitable, and needn't be permanent.
August 8, 2018
Stream it. Lodge 49 is definitely quirky, but it should be a fun ride
August 7, 2018
There's definitely something to be said for the show's mellow tone, calming nature, and small-scale world. Once you begin watching it, you'll fall into the easy rhythms and the laid-back nature, surprised by how pleasant it is to just sit and watch.
August 7, 2018
To say that Lodge 49 is something of a slow burn would be an understatement. But it's also not entirely fair to what the series is trying to accomplish.
August 7, 2018
There's just not enough. Stories like this need to provide more heart more often.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 6, 2018
AMC's new series is a breath of fresh air and features a fantastic cast, terrific writing, and a much-needed optimistic story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 6, 2018
Full of weirdness and wonder, Lodge 49 is an odd place to visit, but if you're looking for a true original, you may just want to stay there.
August 6, 2018
The shaggy-doggedness of the story line is impressive given the paucity of plot. As if striving to keep calm enough to meditate, Lodge 49 achieves a freakishly leisurely pace.
August 6, 2018
We don't have enough shows that are just casually and pleasingly odd for the sake of being so.
August 6, 2018
"Lodge 49" is different. That alone isn't enough reason to book a visit.
August 6, 2018
One of the hardest things in visual art is creating a universe that feels simultaneously real and also guided by the hand of a capable storyteller. Lodge 49, like Better Call Saul, gets that exactly correct from the very get-go.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5