This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!
February 8th, 2020
The world of film and television has been bombarded by low quality projects with very little effort put into the crafting of story or characters. But every once in awhile something comes around that jars you out of the disappointment zone and into that joyous area of wonder that new stories bring.
Of course, this is a very subjective feeling. Everyone has their own subconscious criteria that allows them to enjoy a show or movie.
I came upon a new Netflix series release over the weekend called Locke & Key. Based off a graphic novel series, it has been in and out of development for nearly a decade, until it was finally picked up recently, and I have to say that I find Netflix did a great job with it.
It was suspenseful, kept you guessing, left enough clues that you could make assumptions and there was a 50-50 chance you were right or wrong. The young cast did well enough to make you genuinely believe in them, and the magic system and story were good enough to draw me in again and again.
It was a bit frustrating due to many decisions not making sense, so much could have been found out by characters by simply using the magic properly, but that is to be expected in a show that is trying to keep as much mystery as possible so that you come back for more.
All in all, it was a nice change to have a show with magic actually turn out relatively well, which bodes well for the future of book adaptations, I hope they continue to make more.
I definitely recommend checking the show out.