A Cool Magic Key Concept

Netflix’s Locke & Key series came at me right outta left field (and may have been suggested by the same cool friend who’s been selling me on a lot of media items lately). I’ve heard of the comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez that this is based on, but never paid it much attention. I can now say I was missing out on a hella intriguing story concept!

It’s clear that the Locke family has hit the rock bottom of their reality when the show opens. Their father, Rendell, has been murdered and the rest of the family is understandably still quite traumatized after surviving the hostage situation that followed. In the hopes of creating a fresh start for her family, the mother, Nina, has moved her 3 kids across the country to live in Rendell’s mysterious childhood home: Keyhouse.

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Wildly Obsessed With Wentworth

I wouldn’t know firsthand since I’ve never been in jail (or even konwingly broken any laws since I’m an upstanding person) but prison sounds like a really brutal place I’d never want to end up. Gangs, drugs, being caged in constant close proximity to other women with no privacy… yeah. I wouldn’t last long in that environment.

Prison dramas seem all the rage lately but I admit I haven’t been overly interested in them. At the time of this article I still haven’t seen Orange is the New Black, for example. A cool friend of mine told me I NEEDED to watch Wentworth IMMEDIATELY, and well, I’m freaking glad I listened to her!

This Australian drama is one masterpiece of an emotional roller coaster ride. It’s hard to put into words just how much this show pulled me in. I was a complete wreck (in a good way) after having pretty much binge-watched Seasons 1-7 on Netflix (the only way to see it in my part of the world).

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