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Sunday, April 15, 2018

TV Show Review: Lost in Space (2018-) Spoiler-free

Lost in Space
TV-PG | 1h | Sci-Fi | TV Series (2018– )

Netflix
10 episodes

Cast:
Molly Parker ... Maureen Robinson
Toby Stephens ... John Robinson
Maxwell Jenkins ... Will Robinson
Taylor Russell ... Judy Robinson
Mina Sundwall ... Penny Robinson
Ignacio Serricchio ... Don West
Parker Posey ... June Harris
Creators: Irwin Allen, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

The first episode of the Lost in Space remake hooked me. The writers took some of the basic premises from the original but created something new with nods to the original. The new series is full of action (almost too much) and lots of suspense.

My favorite change is in the robot. Whoa, it is creepy! It has its own backstory that is covered in the first episode. What I don't understand is how Will can communicate with it but no one else can. It imprinted on Will like a baby duck. Maybe there will be more answers later in the series.

The Robinson family dynamic is much different from the original. Episode one starts off with the crash landing of the Jupiter. Scenes alternate between the present and flashbacks to catch you up on how they ended up on the alien planet. Another great change is with Dr. Z. Smith. In the original series, he was a plant to sabotage the mission. The new Dr. Smith is a woman with a different backstory. We only get a few glimpses of who she is, but one thing is very clear, she is dangerous.

The opening scene is fantastic. Caught me off guard. Once they crash everything goes wrong. The odds of that many near-death experiences happening? Kind of pushing it even for a sci-fi show. 

I've seen the first two episodes and plan to continue watching. This one is worth a look if you like sci-fi.

4 "Danger" Sheep




SharonS

9 comments:

  1. Thank you. I was undecided on watching this but I will give it a shot for sure now.

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  2. Hubs and I watched the first episode last night. It seemed like too many crises at once, but I'm willing to give it a chance and watch more. I like the updating of the story and the characters, particularly the strained relationship between the parents and the alien roots of the robot.

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    1. I agree about the crises...more than statistically possible. I LOVE that robot/alien. The second episode tells you how he got there...

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  3. I was wondering about this. I like Sci-fi. I really don't know anything about the old storyline. I know a bit because of the movie but I never watched the show.

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    1. You don't need to have watched the original series. This stands on its own. There are things fans will recognize, but not necessary for understanding the show. Love to know what you think...:)

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  4. I've added to my list. I remember watching the reruns of the original as a kid.

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