Locke & Key: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1
Locke & Key

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Though Locke & Key at times struggles to strike a consistent tone, it captures enough of the essence of its source material to provide a fiendishly fun and sufficiently spooky time.

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Critic Ratings: 56

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User Ratings: 556
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Air date: Feb 7, 2020
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Critic Reviews for Locke & Key Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (15)

Rarely does the visual storytelling match the heightened emotional experience of our young heroes.

Feb 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite the first-rate production design of the first 10 episodes, the Netflix series seems to be in search of a tonal identity...

Feb 10, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Even as a distraction, Locke & Key looks like a misfire. The little guy Bode is a captivating character, but not as enchanting as any figure in Stranger Things.

Feb 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Alas, that tonal shift regulates much of Locke & Key's original unhinged diabolical entertainment, and not for the better.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Season one ofLocke & Key gives us a feasible starting point for what could be a flourishing new fantasy series.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Season one of Locke & Key is... fine. It's decent! At times it's almost outstanding! The only problem is that it pulls its punches, delaying or withholding key pieces of the plot for future installments that aren't yet guaranteed .

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

The history of the house and its mysterious keys starts to come into focus, but the pace never reaches the necessary intensity. Maybe... Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill were saving their ammunition for subsequent series, assuming there'll be any.

Feb 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Netflix seems so certain on a second season being an inevitability that most of the real answers have been prolonged, leaving us with hours of lead-up with little payoff.

Feb 19, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It'll Locke you in in no time

Feb 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Locke & Key ends up not being the story of a family in a spooky old house, but the story of a forever-expanding cast of cardboard characters gnawing through bad dialogue.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The first season was a lot of fun (super dark fun) and it would be nice to see where it goes once it really gets its footing.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Where Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez's graphic novel had blood and guts, this Netflix adaptation swaps in teenybopper romances and faux scares

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Locke & Key: Season 1

  • 24m ago
    Based on the comic by Joe Hill, Locke & Key is about the Locke family who move into their father's old family home after his murder. The three kids begin to discover magical keys hidden within the house. I rather liked this one. This show is sorta a teenage-oriented dark fantasy. Light and dark are interestingly combined. The Locke siblings have a good time with the keys, which present a series of fun, fantastic moments. However, the threat in this is serious and there are some striking moments of darkness. I think this works pretty well, but there are a couple moments where the lighter parts feel too light. Specifically, the youngest son Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) feels like the writers were trying too hard to make him sound precocious. The characters' personal conflicts and relationships are well handled. I'm pleased that the non-fantasy elements of this show didn't lose my interest. There are a lot of supporting characters in this and they all gel. I thought the acting was decent with the exception of Darby Stanchfield as the mom. Her facial expressions and vocal tones often don't match the situation. As for the visuals, the house looks good. The magical moments really pop. However, I wasn't a fan of the grayish lighting for this. The opening credits also look pretty nice and I was disappointed they got shortened within a few episodes. Overall, this was a nice surprise. Although, I'd say this was a give-it-a-shot-if-you-have-the-time-show, not a see-immediately show.
  • 7h ago
    Bastante bien e interesante, aunque a veces se coloca lenta...
  • 8h ago
    Do you enjoy watching people constantly do illogical and idiotic things and not ask the basic questions, such as "where is her crown she had on a minute ago?" Or, "If this demon thing wants the key to open this demon door, should we really take its knocked out body there and open it?" Or even, "does random character need the key to go retrieve an object at her house? Maybe after losing all our keys earlier, we should just hold on to them." Well here's a show for you. There's only so much idiotic actions one can take from the characters, just for plot development before it becomes just plain infuriating. And don't get me started on the mother.
  • 11h ago
    Absolutely amazing! Dark and mysterious with lots left to explain and explore. The world building and story& plot development is excellent with lots of room to explore the characters in greater depth. I await the new season as a child awaits Christmas in December.
  • 12h ago
    So good, a must watch!
  • 12h ago
    Absolutely incredible!!! Need a second season for sure
  • 14h ago
    Cheesy and often mediocre acting, but this is easily forgiven with a very interesting concept and plot with great potential.
  • 15h ago
    This is an awesome series i really like it, its tone is fun some times hard to execute one story line but i really enjoyed all the narratives even the high school dream i enjoyed. Also the villain was somewhat weak, not so menacing nor scary. its fun to watch and the brothers lock and sister are very genuine and lovely to watch. 8/10 score, have not read the graphic nova yet.
  • 20h ago
    I really don't understand why elli would go back to her house with the key for the crown of shadows knowing that "Lucas" is normally at her place. Like it's common sense that she should've left the key with the Lockes family....
  • Feb 24, 2020
    The acting and production are really good, the concept is awesome, but it just didn't play out logically or well. Poor decisions and bad story development.

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