Lodge 49: Season 1 (2018)


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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: 296

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Air date: Aug 6, 2018

Dud finds himself deposited by fate at the doorstep of Lodge 49, a dusty fraternal order that offers cheap beer and strange alchemical philosophies. The series premiere.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2018

Dud becomes acquainted with the Lodge. Ernie battles with his fellow Lynx regarding Larry's declining health.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2018

Liz and Dud hold a memorial for their father. Ernie and Connie finally get a weekend alone together.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2018

Dud and Ernie venture out into the kingdom of Long Beach to find Larry. Liz spends her day off at work.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2018

Larry divulges the secrets of the Lodge to Ernie, while Dud's new night security job leads him to an unusual discovery.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2018

Dud's new relationship goes well. Ernie prepares for the Sovereign Protector ceremony, despite Larry's growing madness.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2018

As Lodge members cope with the death of one of their own, a new visitor arrives with some troubling news.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2018

Dud and Ernie accompany Captain on a journey into the night. Liz attempts to climb the corporate ladder.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2018

Band Night at the Lodge. Dud and Ernie are eager to close their deal with Captain, but all may not be what it seems.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2018

The Lodge's fate hangs in limbo. Dud resigns himself to a new path. Liz reaches her breaking point.

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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 (19)

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

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: C+ | 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…

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…

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…

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…

Lodge 49 is a wave well worth riding.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It never quite comes together.

Dec 6, 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…

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…

Lodge 49 is the rare show where calling it unlike anything on television isn't hyperbole. Whatever it is, it's magical.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lodge 49: Season 1

  • Jul 21, 2020
    A solid binge-able series with interesting characters and storyline. Plenty of branches to follow and get lost in. Hope it keeps going.
  • Apr 28, 2020
    So much heart and such complicated emotions make this show extremely relatable for most people even if they are not necessarily going through the same issues Dud is going through.
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  • Mar 24, 2020
    A fabulous trip with Dudley. A flawed person who is too innocent not to love. Showing the struggles of people unable to succeed and are just after the simple life but constantly hitting hurdles. Many will be able to relate as they look for validation in there lives.
  • 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!

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