Locke & Key

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Suspense abounds in creepy graphic novel adaptation.

Netflix Drama 2020

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 17+

Encourages Sexual Violence

Honestly, don't let your kids watch this unless you're willing to walk them through sexual violence. There's a scene where a woman asks to be choked during sex, then turns around to choke her sexual partner (who looks like a teenage boy, btw). He says no and stop. She continues to choke him until he dies. They are both in their underwear. Between this and the first episode where the teenage boy of the family is told that because he was traumatized he'll get a lot of sex, and then he DOES get offered sex; this is just a messed up thing to expose your kids to. The fact that it is rated for 14 + astounds me. Having 14 year olds watch this will just add to our society's messed up sexual expectations. Kids are more likely to be watching porn and engaging in sexual experiences at a young age. 12 year olds are dealing with sexting. Don't show this to 14 year olds as entertainment unless you are able to walk them through sexual violence and consent. Also, the writing is sub par. Just go watch something else, this isn't worth it.

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Too much violence
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