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Locke and Key is a popular new series

Kelsi Seltenreich, Memorial Staff Writer

Season one of the Netflix original series “Locke and Key” was released Feb. 7. The show is based off of a series of novels written by Joe Hill. The show hasn’t officially been confirmed for a second season, however the writers have started working on one and it’s predicted to be released on Netflix February 2021.

The Locke family is in danger, and the siblings have to fight to save it. Tyler Locke (Connor Jessup), Kinsey Locke (Emilia Jones) and Bode Locke (Jackson Robert Scott) moved to the Key house in Massachusetts with their mother Nina Locke (Darby Stanchfield) following the murder of their father Rendell Locke (Mark Pellegrino). “Locke and Key” is filled with ups and downs, plot twists and much more.

Season one focuses on the children discovering magical keys and using them to defeat a supernatural enemy. In each episode, the backstory is revealed through flashbacks, and the new information is pieced together until the audience knows the whole story. The series leaves people on the edge of their seat waiting to see what happens next, hoping for a happy ending. After a massive reveal in the season one finale, fans are hoping for a second season to answer their questions. 

Although impossible and magical things take place, the world created in the series seems oddly realistic. The teenagers Tyler and Kinsey both begin dating different people throughout the show and face setbacks within those relationships. Just like many real people, their mother Nina struggles with a drinking problem and overcomes it with the help of her children.

Season one is ten episodes long, mostly taking place in Matheson, Massachusetts. In this series, it’s hard to tell who can be trusted. It’s a roller coaster of emotion, but a thrilling one that is hard to stop watching.

Magic and demons aren’t real, but this series makes it more believable than thought possible. The show isn’t cheesy, and the acting is genuinely good. “Locke and Key” is highly recommended to watch, especially if looking for a modern thriller.


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