Locke & Key Netflix REVIEW

Locke & Key Netflix REVIEW

February 4, 2020 100 By Kailee Schamberger


quite simply lock and key is the horror
version of lost in space which is a really good show I don’t know if
everyone loves it because no one seems to be talking about lost in space but I
sure enjoy it and I really enjoyed lock and key I mean in terms of similarities
we’re talking down to the family with a little boy driving the action
surprisingly high stakes and lots of danger a lot of people died on the show
right one little one was a little boy who died like right in front of my right
in front of us I that was that was the one I found the most shocking but you
know how else it’s like lost in space incredible production values thank you
for spending the money Netflix the only notable difference between the two is
that what won’t besides of course you know sci-fi vs. horror is that well lost
in space is very female centric which I don’t think that show gets enough credit
for lock and key is more balanced both in terms of gender and ethnicity there’s
even a key though that can make you switch genders which is very interesting
and very well used and very well done like this whole show in fact my only
complaint is the look of the show it’s very bright and safe lost in space feels
like a sci-fi show but lock and key does not well it’s tough it has a lot of
horror elements which I think are impressive and I did think it had some
scares but it just doesn’t have the look the cinematography the lighting of a
horror show and for that reason I wasn’t too excited to watch it even though I
had advanced screeners even that wasn’t doing it for me
because it seemed to kitty to me we’ve been discussing this on Twitter right
but it seems more like Netflix is a series of unfortunate events which I
just could never get through that just scene that was in my opinion skewed too
little in terms of its audience appeal instead of all ages like something like
lost in space right but I’m delighted to tell you that this show again is more
like lost in space and as soon as I started it actually I was hooked
I liked it I’d say maybe took about 10 15 minutes and I was like this is pretty
good two episodes really to tell if you like
it and by the end of the second episode I was like so much better than I thought
and in fact it gets particularly good for the second half that back in the
back five episodes i binge those in 24 hours
i mean that netflix is very good at this they know how to end an episode right
where you’re like must keep watching right and this is why people like
netflix why the binge model is popular I mean with with lock and key your weekend
is taken care of believe me you’re gonna have a good time or whenever you choose
to watch it you’re in for a really good chunk of entertainment now to me the
real star of the show is Jackson Robert Scott which surprises me he was adorable
in it chapter one but I wasn’t so sure he was a good actor in it Chapter two in
fact I wasn’t so sure he was a good actor for the first couple of episodes
of this show he’s adorable but again I was like can he act he can
by the end of the show he not only shows incredible range I think as an actor I
think he has a lot of potential going forward too but he’s really the heart of
lock-and-key loved Bodie I mean that’s kind of I think the idea with the
character from the comic but Jackson Robert Scott really delivers not to say
the rest of the log family isn’t fantastic they are Tyler Kinsey and mom
Ellie are all excellent also very likeable but also smart interesting
characters each with their own issues I particularly like what happens with
Kinsey I thought that was very cool although Tyler and Ally really pull on
the old heartstrings that’s for sure and all of those issues are explored I think
extremely well that’s the beauty of like the of the streaming series model as
well that you have the time to develop all these characters and go there as
this showed us but for us for other standout performances something’s truly
special I would say there’s Patrice Jones as horror fans Scott who’s also a
real sweetheart I was rooting for him thomas mitchell barnett who’s very
convincing as a very disturbed teenager steven williams who plays one of the
nicest men I’ve ever seen on screen I was like what a nice guy in fact he’s
and birds of prey playing a real jerk and I was like he’s not a jerk
he’s a wonderful person that was funny that was a funny 180 to see the actor do
he was believable in both roles good for him but he was just so nice yeah I was
like what a great guy and of course lace ledee Allah Vieira who makes for a
fabulous and truly dangerous village she was fantastic exactly what the show
needs because you know she’s really just one villain for most of it versus
everyone else and she can take on everyone I think it was still very well
balanced she was great I always liked to head into the production design team Wow
the house and its surrounding property is a true character itself with the
hidden keys extremely well realized I really like the keys I wasn’t sure about
it I wasn’t sure about the opening credits but it has to show went on I was
like I’m liking this in fact I think this could easily become a popular game
they could sell like replicas of the keys I think and maybe even have theme
park attractions like the stranger things horror maze at Universal Studios
if this show is a hit for Netflix I see a lot of potential here really good
stuff and the whole Lough estate including the sea caves who are the sea
caves you would think you would read that in a script and be like I can’t
afford this on it on a small screen well Netflix can and does do it the school
the town everything is so incredibly well
realized that lock and key often feels like a feature film instead of a TV show
like lost in space quite frankly and of course I have to give a shout out to the
VFX team for a number of episodes they were like at the beginning they had this
little screen come up and they’re like the VFX isn’t completed you know please
keep that in mind and I was like looks pretty darn good to me I mean maybe on a
few of it well let’s just say ghost animations I was like oh that’s maybe a
little off but I would have accepted it like if that’s as good as it got I think
it would be fine so I’m curious to see how it actually looks when they released
the show but they make all these fantastic ideas and terrifying ideas
totally believable but I have to say there are a number of twists that are
conveyed simply through acting and I think that the cast deserves a lot of
credit for their impressive work in selling those twists very good the
ending Wow never saw it coming totally different from the
I booked two so everyone is in for a surprise don’t ruin it
finally the show’s writing team deserves a shout-out as well led by showrunners
Carlton coos who works quite a bit in Hollywood and also Meredith Averill they
deserve a ton of credit they’re the leaders of the writing team but the show
has a lot of writers but everyone Wow they craft such ornate world but at the
same time they make it totally believable and organic I mean they make
the most out of like about the h/h episodes about 45 minutes so it’s not
exactly ten hours but they make the most of the time I mean so much happens in
those 10 episodes you have a ton of world-building a ton of character
development action fantasy scares genuine mysteries all leading up to one
big mystery oh it’s great it really feels like you’re reading a great book
or a comic book and on that note to be fair I’ve only read a few issues of
lock-and-key but you know what the comic never really appealed to me I didn’t
want to go beyond those few issues but from what I remember from what I read
and from what I’ve been able to see online researching the comic for this
show I would say that this show honors the comic but quite frankly I think also
improves upon it this is one of those cases where I think Hollywood actually
made something better I know I can’t believe it
really surprise upon surprise upon surprise and also delight upon delight
upon delight it’s that all I think it’s not just a horror show but it has a
Willy wonka-esque feel to it too there’s really a sense of wonder it was great so
yes as you can tell I really enjoyed lock-and-key and if you also like me
like lost in space I think you’re also gonna really enjoy this show but even if
you don’t like lost in space I think you should give this a try as I said you’ll
know within two episodes after that at the end of the first two episodes if you
like I could stop watching well then go ahead but I don’t think that’s gonna be
the case all right so share your thoughts down below I’d be very curious
to know you’re watching experiences I’d be curious to know what episode you get
hooked or if you don’t get rocked let’s I mean you know again just like lost in
space it’s for everyone OTT for everyone this might not be as well but I like it
a lot so share those thoughts down below subscribe today and
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