As a hangout show, Lodge 49 accomplished a lot in its first season
"Some viewers might say the show requires patience, leaving only breadcrumbs where big-budget, capital-letter theme shows are dropping chunks of baguette to fuel speculation," says Danette Chavez. "That’s not entirely inaccurate; I guess I’ve just found the experience of simply watching this show more rewarding than solving some others. All the talk of Paracelsus and alchemy has turned heads (including my own, which has occasionally been preoccupied with comparing Dud and Liz to Apollo and Artemis), but Lodge 49 is so appealing as a hangout show that I’m usually prepared to just plop down in front of the screen and let the geniality and fuzzy surfer rock wash over me. This show’s exceptional cast makes even the prickliest of the Lynx members warm and inviting."
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