A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some references are made to historical events and and ghost lore. Viewers are able to see characters go on adventures in various neighborhoods in London.
It's important to be brave and work together with a team to survive life's toughest challenges. Be kind to others to avoid making enemies.
Positive Role Models
Lucy, Anthony, and George are all brave and intelligent. They work together as a team to use their resources in innovative ways, and survive their dangerous profession.
The cast features main actor Ali Hadji-Heshmati, who is a British actor from a Muslim background. Supporting characters are Black and White. The main female character has depth and adventures as bravely as her male counterparts.
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Violence & Scariness
The main characters carry swords into their dangerous job assignments. Chilling action sequences often take places in dark or haunted spaces where the characters interact with scary ghosts. Death, extreme pain, and being in the comatose-type state called "ghost-locked" are all featured.
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Use of "s--t" and occasionally "f--k." Milder words like, "damn" and British curses such as, "bloody hell" are also used by characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lockwood & Co. is a thrilling, live-action adaptation of the hit book series of the same name by Jonathan Stroud. It follows a trio of ghost-hunting rule breakers -- Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes), George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati), and Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) -- as they solve mind-bending, paranormal mysteries around London. The show is packed with ghostly mysteries, suspense, and exciting action. Chilling sequences often take place in dark or haunted spaces where the characters interact with scary ghosts. Death, extreme pain, and being in the comatose-type state called "ghost-locked" are all presented here. Language includes "s--t" and occasionally "f--k", as well as words like "damn" and British curses such as "bloody hell."
Is It Any Good?
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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