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Lodge 49

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Delightful, mystical show good for teens with offbeat taste.

TV AMC Drama 2018
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With its unique premise and laid-back energy, this series leaves an indelible impression on the viewer. The character of Dud could have been played as a complete blissed-out surfer cliché, but the writers and Russell imbue him with a balance of optimism, sadness, and defiance, so the audience is never sure what this guy is going to do in a given situation. And it's that unpredictability that gives depth to what in less adventurous hands would be a one-dimensional character. Lodge 49 sets up a loss and redemption story: Dud turns to the lodge to help him move on after the death of his father. What's refreshing is how wonderfully human the stakes are.

This is not redemption through grand romance or revenge. It's about regular people making connections with other regular people and celebrating how beautifully fulfilling that can be. In a television landscape overstocked with righteous cops, crusading lawyers, genius doctors, and bigger-than-life superheroes, it's a welcome respite to encounter a world populated by characters with ordinary problems and realistic aspirations.

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