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Locke & Key Season 3: The Netflix Fantasy Series Lacks Magic with the Drama Overload

The show is based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic book of the same name

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Khushant Runghe
Khushant Runghe
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UNITED STATES: Locke & Key resumes us to the precise position where we left off at the end of Season 2. The continuous magic plus horror ride catches you with the intriguing notion, but the climactic scene leaves you with mixed feelings.

Locke & Key is based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book of the same name. Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite developed the magical drama. The ensemble cast of the Netflix horror fantasy series includes Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Darby Stanchfield, Petrice Jones and Connor Jessup.

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Locke & Key covers the adventures of three siblings who moved to their family home with their mother. When they discover mystical keys with the capacity to unlock powers and reveal cryptic characteristics, things take a wild turn.

Decent performance carries the entire burden of the storyline

All the stars deliver great performances, and it never feels like they are faking the situation. With adequate screen time, some endearing characters appear directly to the point. The storyline of Locke & Key is concise and contains simpler elements, which softens the narrative. The set and prop design are decent, as it has been from season one.

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Time travel is also sprinkled throughout, which is a prevalent element in most modern television shows and motion pictures. The feature might have been included to draw in more viewers for the show, which seems like an intriguing phenomenon.

Locke & Key falls flat on the expectations

The lack of friction between the characters—and our complete absence of concern for their fate—is the most repellent aspect of the show. Additionally, the series’ employment of CGI and VFX can occasionally feel dull, which detracts from the viewing experience.

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If you anticipate magic, additional powers, or special talents, you will only experience a letdown. In many situations, an excessive amount of drama drags the entire narrative and kills the audience’s attention. Every series should have the binge-watching factor, but this one delivers it in a half-baked package and acts as a frigid unhinging element that occasionally feels exciting but is generally monotonous.

The third season doesn’t live up to the high expectations and standards the first and second seasons set. Everything seems to have been tied up quickly rather than providing a magnificent climax. The previous season had shortcomings, such as the characters’ inexplicable decisions, but it was still interesting to watch because it had a lot of entertainment value. But the most recent season does everything in the dullest possible way.


You can essentially foresee how every episode will turn out because of the show’s predictable factor. If you are a devoted fan of Locke and Key, you will undoubtedly guess the entire series recipe.

Transcontinental Times rating: 2.7/5

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