Let’s Wrap This Up…

Locke & Key Episode 10 begins with Dodge walking up to Keyhouse, unleashing her shadow minions. The Locke children discover that the shadow demons are unable to exist in light and begin turning on lights. Dodge confronts Bode about the location of the Omega Key and Bode, equipped with the Matchstick Key, stabs her.

Locke & Key Episode 10
They’re shadows…it makes sense, I guess.

The kids find Dodge unresponsive but breathing on the first floor. Enlisting the help of the other kids from school, they decide against putting her in the Well House and taking her to the Black Door. They bring Dodge down into the sea caves, and just as she is waking up they toss her into the Black Door.

I’m pretty sure they were separated for a reason.

Locke & Key Episode 10 in Review…

Yea, I’m not exaggerating. The episode is 40 minutes long and the Black Door closes at minute 19:31. For the next 20 minutes, the characters experience their resolution to the situation. The Locke family decides to stay in Keyhouse with Uncle Duncan’s blessing. Ellie has gone missing after her encounter with Lucas while attempting to retrieve the Shadow Crown.

I’m not going to spoil the big reveal. There are plenty of others doing that. The conclusion being that this isn’t the conclusion. The creators left the series wide open for another season and with the series hitting Netflix’s Top 10, it will probably get it.

Locke and Key Episode 10 gets 2 out of 5 Cthulhus for a complete lack of climax and needing 20 minutes to “WRAP IT UP”.

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
One More Look…

Locke and Key Season 1 in Review…

I give everything that I review an honest shot. It has been a while since I read the graphic novel. I found that to be an advantage and chose not to reread it before the series. I did read a review that compared Locke & Key to series like Stranger Things.

I’ll argue that fans have been waiting for this series for a decade when an attempt at a series was made. This wasn’t an attempt to make another paranormal show about kids but giving a fan base what they wanted.

That being said, I found very little I liked about the series. I want the Keys to play a much bigger role. I want to see Bode be a kid who has the power to fly and be a ghost. What we got was keys, keys and more keys, and almost no understanding of their full power.

I’ve commented on the characters several time and right up to the end, the development was weak. It seems that because of the number of characters in the series (25 that appear in at least 50% of the episodes) they couldn’t focus on the main characters as much. Why introduce us to characters like the Ghost of Chamberline Locke and not expand on that?

If you are a fan of the novel, you’re probably going to watch this. Don’t expect much. If you didn’t and are looking for something to watch, look elsewhere.

Locke and Key Season 1 gets 2 out of 5 Cthulhus

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

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