Parents' Guide to

Lockwood & Co.

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Book-based series has lots of chilling, ghostly adventures.

Lockwood & Co. poster: Young male and female characters stand holding swords above a bewitched graveyard, outlined in green fog.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Did your reviewer actually watch any of the episodes?!

This show contains profanity including use of the word s*** continuously, at least one use of the word f*** in the first several episodes, as well as other vulgar terms. The tone is very dark and disturbing and there are themes revolving around the occult, satanic worship, and experimentation murder. Other themes include parental exploitation of children for monetary gain and sadistic treatment of children by psychotic parents. And yes there is blood and gore! There is actually a scene with blood dripping from the ceiling and down the walls, another with the sound of sawing through a human body, another with a stabbing. I would not recommend this TV series to any child.
age 14+

I think the common sense rating of 10+ is a bit young. My 13 year old scares easily and this is borderline for her. My 14 year old loves scary stuff so she’s good with it. I wouldn’t have let either of them watch this at 10 due to it being a bit scary for that age. The language is also worse than noted above. Multiple uses of “sh-t” and some mild sexual references. It is very entertaining so far (4 episodes in).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (18 ):

This show is a great watch for newcomers to the series and fans of the books alike. Lockwood & Co. is dark and scary, but also has an engaging storyline that tweens and teens should love. It's also fast-paced and lively. From sword fighting and secrets to running away from home and fighting the undead -- the action doesn't stop. Characters have depth in a similar way to the original series, and director Joe Cornish's focus on keeping tweens entertained with adventures (don't miss his Attack the Block or The Kid Who Would be King) is a welcome sweet spot. Viewers will happily be left guessing about what comes next in this riveting series.

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