Lodge 49 (AMC) – Premieres 6th August
A comedy drama that focuses on ex-surfer Dud, who after returning from a trip where he was attacked by a snake. Is drifting through life, where he hopes to get back what his family lost after his fathers death, but with no idea on how to do it.
Opening up with Dud discovering a ring during a beachcombing session, when he tries to pawn it finds out it is a membership ring for the Stonemason-esque, Lodge 49. And when his car conks out outside the said lodge, Dud meets Ernie as he returns the ring, who then shows him around the premises and tells him how to join.
After the visit, Dud tells his twin sister Liz about the Lodge and explains how he see’s it as the chance to turn his life around. Where he believes it would be able to give him the foot up to achieve his dream of getting back everything his family lost.
As dramas go this one goes along at an incredibly slow pace. And unlike other slow burning dramas like Rectify and Sharp Objects, there’s nothing that happens that make you want to keep watching.