Lodge 49 premieres


A  classic dramedy about a fraternal lodge, conspiracy theories, a surfer dude mourning his dad’s death, workplace misunderstandings, extramarital affairs, and the occasional surprise removal of a tapeworm.

Sean Dudley, a cheerfully spacey surfer and underemployed pool cleaner, stumbles across the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx when his wheezy Volkswagen Thing (basically, Dud in automotive form) breaks down outside its local chapter.

The Lynx lodge has a history steeped in grandeur, but it’s now mainly a sometimes rental hall and watering hole for an ensemble of castoffs. Among them are Ernie, a plumbing-supply salesman hoping for one last shot to make his mark; Connie, Ernie’s sometime lover and a veteran local reporter; and Blaise, an eccentric polymath who runs a marijuana dispensary.

Mondays on AMC.