Spoiler-Free Review of “Locke & Key” season three on Netflix: Plays it Safe for the Final Season

*This is a spoiler-free review for season three so feel free to read on!*

“I think there might be something magical about it…”

Locke & Key season three premiered on Netflix on August 10th 2022 with eight new episodes available to stream now. The supernatural mystery series stars Emilia Jones, Connor Jessup, Jackson Robert Scott, Darby Stanchfield and Aaron Ashmore. Each episode runs for approximately 35-45 minutes.

The Locke family is back for its final season as they discover new keys and more evil around them, forcing them to make a powerful and life-changing choice.

Here is the trailer:

Locke & Key season three wraps things up for the Locke family, but is it worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Some new keys to spice things up.

I personally loved the feel of the first season. It was so much fun discovering what each key did and I think that season three did a good job of introducing us to some important keys we haven’t seen yet, which was a lot of fun. I’m usually not a fan of introducing time travel into shows that have lost their way, but I think that the plot didn’t steer off too much with this.

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More character development.

The Locke family dealt with a lot from their past in season three, which helped develop their characters more and we even got to see some familiar faces return for the final season. I would have liked to have seen more with Kinsey, but I think that each character got enough screen time to shine.

The Cons:

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Still can’t live up to the villain from season one…

Dodge is probably one of my favorite villains on any television show. She was ruthless and fascinating. Season two was disappointing because Dodge possessed Gabe, which really watered down the intimidating feel.

I am a huge fan of Kevin Durand and I think he did a solid job being the new villain in season three, but he still didn’t live up to Dodge for me. I didn’t really understand his motivation for opening up the portal, which was frustrating.

I also thought that the ending really played it safe and I wanted something major to happen to shake things up. Everything was resolved, but I wanted something surprising as well and that didn’t happen unfortunately.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Season three was my least favorite season and while things were wrapped up for the most part, I wanted a lot more from this series finale. Season three never captured the magic from season one and even though there were some great moments for our favorite characters and shorter episodes this time around, I still felt like things had truly fizzled out for the Locke family.

Either way, I enjoyed this series for the most part. I just wanted it to end a lot stronger.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Locke & Key season three in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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