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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 4:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I watched the first episode of LOCKE & KEY on Netflux today, and plan to cntinue with the next episode this evening. I've read the IDW comics, but it was long enough ago that I can't tell how closely this is following that series.

Is anyone else interested in this?
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

We watched the trailer last night and are interested, but didnít pull the trigger (we started Sneaky Pete instead).  Do you feel this is geared towards a younger or older audience, Wallace? We couldnít tell. 
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 5:21pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The horror and gore from the comics is toned down, and it focuses more on the dark fantasy elements of the comics. Definitely leans more YA than the comics did. 

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 5:52pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ryan, based on the first episode, I tend to agree with Michael. That's not a knock on the show though. I liked the first episode well enough, but was more than a little irritated with how trusting Bode was.
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I'm 3 episodes in, I like the adaptation but it doesn't touch the comic series so far, which is one of my favorites. The problem with film, to me, is it becomes all so literal, whereas the series uses comics to twist reality in more creative and ultimately engaging ways.
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 7:20am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I'm four episodes in, and am disappointed in the way "head trips" have been depicted.
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Having just finished a re read of the comics, I knew I was in trouble from the opening scene. The scene didn't happen in the comic and involved a key that doesn't exist in the comic. " Oh, great..", I thought.

Faithfulness to comic has been a major problem for me.  The show has too many characters and situations that differ vastly from the comic. The visualization of the Head Key and the ghost form were not to my liking. The real ghost in the graveyard may have killed the show for me. 

I've tried to not pay attention to the differences and just focus on the show, but I'm not really enjoying it. Ultimately, I think it skews too young for me. It's like watching Sabrina, or a CW show. 

I've watched four episodes and I've found that I'm having problems with caring and I'm doing other things while watching. My daughter likes it, so I will likely finish it. My care factor has plummeted with each episode, though. Too bad for me, since I like the comic and was looking forward to the series.




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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 11:59am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Thanks to everyone for the opinions on the show. I'll likely pass. 
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Posted: 12 February 2020 at 4:52pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I had not read the comics but since Comixology had a
sale for the whole thing for £10, I bought them. Just
finished them. Really good series.

I made it 1 1/2 episodes before I decided it just
doesn't feel right. i'll probably give it another try,
but I'm going to have to put some space between reading
the comics and watching the TV show.

As an aside, looking at the release schedule of the
single issues, I'm not sure I could have made it with
two to three month gaps between issues. Although the
artwork is magnificent. I don't know if JB has read this
series but the architecture is beautiful, so I can
understand why each issue took so long to produce.
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Posted: 14 February 2020 at 9:55am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Watched the fifth episode and I'm out. This episode was putrid. The public shaming of the mean girl went on far too long and was unnecessary. Plus, all the other garbage that happened. My daughter can finish the series on her own.

The show is so far off from the tone and structure of the comic that I find it hard to believe the makers even read the comic (let alone one of the creators of the comic helping write at least one episode).
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Posted: 15 February 2020 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

My stepson has a short attention span. If he manages to watch a show that's 10 episodes, he'll usually watch 2 or 3 then give up completely, or it'll take him a week.

He shocked me. I told him about LOCKE & KEY one night. Didn't think about it until a couple of days later, and asked him if he watched it. He thought it was great and had watched all 10 episodes already between the time I told him about it and asked if he had watched it.

(I still have yet to watch it. Been pretty busy and still have too many shows DVR'd to get to it just yet.)
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 18 February 2020 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I'm out as well.
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