TV Talk is a feature on my blog where I talk about a tv show or one of its seasons. I don’t consider these posts to be reviews, they are just a place where I can talk about the tv shows that I watch.
Disclaimer: This post is SPOILER FREE.
I have read the graphic novel series for Locke & Key. I read the last volume at the start of 2016, so my memory of it wasn’t the best. I did remember some major plot points and things. I thought I would mention that, before going into my thoughts on the tv show. I would definitely recommend the graphic novels, though be sure to check out the art style beforehand. It’s definitely not for everyone and I remember taking a while to get used to it, when I was reading the graphic novels.
I actually had no idea that the show was being made. Not that I’m someone who is up-to-date with tv show or movie releases in general. I randomly looked up the most popular tv shows on imdb and this one was at the top
(at that time). As soon as I realised that it was the adaptation for the Locke & Key graphic novel I knew I needed to watch it. And I did, so here we are right now.
Locke & Key
Trigger warnings: violence and gore, alcohol and drug abuse
(trigger warnings are written in white)
Genre: Horror | Drama | Fantasy
Release date: 7. February 2020
Creator: Meredith Averill, Aron Eli Coleite, Carlton Cuse
Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Laysla De Oliveira
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death.
First of all the show was a lot less violent than I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, there is violence and blood in the show but not as much as in the graphic novels. I’m not someone who is squeamish about blood or violence, so I wouldn’t have minded the amount the graphic novel had. I do understand why they adapted it with the amount of violence that they did.
I find the story of Locke & Key, and the whole premise in general, simply fascinating. Finding out about the keys and the history of the house and family was very interesting. It’s probably my favourite aspect of the whole show. I don’t actually want to go into any more details about the story, as I don’t want to accidentally spoil anything so I’ll just leave it at this.
The characters definitely weren’t my favourites. I knew that going in, as I do remember being annoyed with the characters in the graphic novel series. The same thing happened with the characters in the show. Another thing that I need to mention is that I don’t like children in media, I just don’t care about them. One of the main characters is a child and I didn’t care for him. Basically this is a show where I like the plot more than the actual characters and their relationships. Usually it’s the other way around for me, but this case does happen from time to time. What I definitely need to mention is the fact that I love the main villain of Locke & Key.
Overall I had a lot of fun watching Locke & Key. Once I started watching it I couldn’t stop. I would definitely recommend checking this show out, if it sounds like something that you would enjoy!