Lodge 49 (with spoilers)

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  1. mt1

    mt1 Mostly lurking now

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    I just finished the first two episodes after viewing to promos for this show during Better Call Saul. This dark comedy is totally sucking me in. I may even subscribe to binge watch the entire first season.

    Is anyone watching this show?
     
  2. billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    I’m in, waiting for the show to hit its grove, a little choppy right now.
     
  3. Tony_T

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    Reminds me of John from Cincinnati.
    I'm watching, and waiting for……something…..anything.
     
  4. spartanstew

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    I watched the first episode.

    I'll probably watch the second. But, like others, I'm waiting for something. I don't know what, but something.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    The second episode has some nice hints of an emerging story arc which will keep me interested for a while to see how (if?) it develops...
     
  6. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    The key is if they can keep the mystery of the lodge angle advancing and intriguing at a nice enough pace while never getting to the end of it.
     
  7. pdhenry

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    I stuck with JfC although it never really paid off for me.
    I think Lodge 49 promised more in the promos before Episode 1 than they've delivered.
     
  8. uncdrew

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    I'm waiting for y'all to tell me I should watch it.

    I'm patient.
     
  9. getbak

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    The other day, Alan Sepinwall tweeted that it takes until Episode 7 for the plot to really kick in (but he liked the show enough otherwise to stick around until that happened).

    I know a lot of people don't have that patience, but since it's the dog days of summer tv, I'll probably stick around.
     
  10. pdhenry

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    There was s promo at the end of Ep 2 with a promise to the effect that "all would be revealed" in upcoming weeks. I'm remaining patient for the time being.
     
  11. spartanstew

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    If suddenly there's a smoke monster, I'm out.
     
  12. astrohip

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    I'm watching, but I'm not sure why. It's slow, has little to no plot, and certainly isn't compelling. Actually, I do know why... there is nothing else on. My FutonCritic this week lists four scripted shows. Four!

    It's the "not compelling" part that's the most problematic. I can handle a slow boil, but good gosh man, make me want to watch. This is like. Paint. Drying.

    I can see the few plot points starting to appear, but the writers could really use a little sense of urgency to get things moving.

    And the problem is, how many viewers have THAT much patience? If my TiVo was working overtime, this SP would be long deleted. But with literally nothing backed up (well, there is the Killing Eve marathon recordings y'all recommended), I'll stick around for now.
     
  13. mt1

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    The episode 2 refrigerator scene took this series to a much darker place, but I’m in for one more episode tonight.
     
  14. Howie

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    Ha ha! I'm just the opposite. I'll watch something first then come here to see if I should have liked it or not.
     
  15. crazywater

    crazywater USS TiVo NCC-1780

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    I love this show. I am so burned out on the dark and violent shows that I needed something offbeat and goofy and this is perfect.
     
  16. Mikeyis4dcats

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    I like it, quirky.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Who is quirky, and why do you talk to him about what you like? ;)
     
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  18. mr.unnatural

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    I've watched it from the beginning, but so far the only compelling reason I can offer to watch it is that the guy's sister is totally hot in her little waitress outfit. The story is a bit off the wall and is slow to develop, but I'm hanging in there to see where it goes. It's definitely quirky and different so it's refreshing from that viewpoint. I can think of far worse shows to waste my time on.
     
  19. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I finally gave up. It's not so much bad, as it just doesn't go anywhere. I feel like the writers could make this a far more compelling story, and still keep the tone they're going for. I don't mind slow moving stories, but they have to really hook you, draw you in. L49 just doesn't have that captivating lure.

    I've reached a point in my TV watching that if a show is going to develop slowly, it needs to hook me within 2-3 episodes. I used to stick it out much longer, often for an entire season. And then end up wondering why I stuck it out so long. So now the writers & cast need to capture my interest within the first few episodes, or SP *poof*. I may miss a few winners, but I save a lot of time on dozens of losers (IMHO).

    YMMV.
     
  20. Howie

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    I'm still in. Seeing Wyatt Russell makes me think of a young Goldie Hawn. What can I say?
     
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