LOCKE AND KEY SEASON 2 SERIES REVIEW
Based on Joe Hill’s acclaimed comic series, Netflix’s adaptation follows the story of the Locke children. Having lost their father to a deranged killer at the beginning of season 1 (see our review of that season here), the three kids and their mother move to the father’s ancient family home in Massachusetts, a gigantic mansion with many secrets, and many locks. There’s magic afoot as keys keep appearing that not only fit locks in the house, but locks in their own bodies. Supplied with an armory of powers through these, life seems creepy, but fun. Unfortunately, a dark power also wants these keys and the power they provide. Having thought this antagonist defeated at the end of Season 1, it’s quickly revealed that Dodge (the baddie), has merely switched identities, and now manipulates the Lockes from a trusted position within their friend group. More mysteries are unspooled, the flashbacks and the histories of Keyhouse goes back MUCH further, and of course, new keys are discovered with new freaky powers. Chris, Jordan, Neil, and Matt unlocked the secrets and here (with certainly spoiler warnings necessary) they turn the key to see what worked, what didn’t, and what we should be expecting with the rapidly approaching season 3.
CREATED BY: Joe Hill, Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite
STARRING: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Laysla De Oliveira, Griffin Gluck, Aaron Ashmore, Hallea Jones, Brendan Hines, Bill Heck, Sherri Saum, Kelvin Alves, Genevieve Kang, Joy Tanner, Kolton Stewart, Asha Bromfield, Jesse Camacho, Eric Graise, Felix Mallard, Coby Bird, Kevin Durand
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
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