“Locke & Key” has always been defined by family: it’s a show where the main characters can only truly count on their siblings – where a significant other can become a child. shape-shifting demons. It’s a show that begins with a murder of an alcoholic father and mother, leaving the Locke siblings to fend for themselves. Even the newest villain is closely linked to family lore, having targeted Lockes in the 18th century.
While it’s fitting that the final season of “Locke & Key” will return in full force by returning to one of its original themes, it does seem worth noting that some of the super TV shows Netflix’s recent course is putting family and close interpersonal relationships first. “The Umbrella Academy” fits the bill best, as the Hargreeves siblings may have averted three apocalypse, but the show has always prioritized their family dynamic. That being said, it’s not the only recent example. Just take the latest installment of “Stranger Things”, where conflicts and ties between families (and best friends, who have become a family in their own right) take center stage.
While we wouldn’t be surprised if family-focused Netflix were a strategy to keep viewers invested in each new season (and platform subscriptions), it’s nonetheless an interesting model – and one Models create compelling stories.
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