In Review: Netflix’s Locke & Key
Cast: Connor Jessup, Emma Jones, Darby Stanchfield, Griffin Gluck, Emilia Jones, Laysla De Olivera, Pierce Jones, Sherri Saum
Creator: Joel Hill/ Carlton Cuse
Magic has always fascinated audiences, even for people watching content on Netflix. The recently released series Locke & Key magnifies that peculiar audience thirst for what is unexplainable – call it magic and mystery. Locke & Key, with its limiting 10 episodes streamable only through Netflix, fills your thirst for the anyone, and that founded in the unveiling experience of a child. Hollwyood has done plenty of such spectacular storylines – all lording on the unbelievable. I have seen such unfold in past flicks like Extra Terrestria (ET), The Labyrinth or who could forget Tales from the Unexpected and Twilight Zone. Locke & Key trails from that edgy classic thrills, although this time everything is streaming. It means you get to watch movies or series your time – you can even download episodes for off-line viewing. Locke & Key, if you happen to love Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, George Romero or lately M Night Shyamalan’s works, is something you would want watching during time breaks. We all have that break, in between claustrophobic sneering workloads, for episodes barely an hour less to tease out your taste buds. We have seen Locke & Key in past 80s flicks, with young casts, plotting. It is not bad thing, and expect magic to thrill like you were a kid exploring the unknown from within your community – in your home. The running title will tell you what the heap of mystery slaves itself for a fun ride into the unknown. It begins with a family moving out of their Seattle residence after a brutal murder unexpectedly kills the head of the family – the Father. Moving to the countryside, for the usual quest for a new life, the American family learns their adoptive ancestral household is filled with magic. While it is hard disassociating relocation sweep with Father’s violent murder, Lock & Key uniquely delivers a mystery storyline to whip up your staging summer weekends. Netflix series enjoy strong casting, all shaping largely for a grand scheme that would be revealed through a series of whispering keys found in the household. How that came about, if you want to really know more, needs plenty of popcorn to enjoy one of the better American series on Neflix. Subtly playing on the same teen-parents growing up angle, with high school culture strangely courting from the middle, Lock & Key shape in ways most remember the Goonies or Stranger Things. While it is not tempered with 80s pop culture, Lock & Key is magically teen teasing with familiar comic Spielberg plotting. Series, if you are looking to tone down traffic pressure while riding the MRT, is easy watching with every magical key unveiling more mysteries you possibly imagine. Locke & Key is a funfilled mystery and magic sailing series for those wanting a sneak back into their childhood. It is neatly written, supported by a well to do cast of character baked thespians worth your time trailing break point. Catch show on Netflix!