Lost in Space: A spoiler free review

Lost in Space is an American science fiction web television series based on the 1965 series of the same name, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose spaceship veers off-course. It is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and consists of 10 episodes. The series is produced by Legendary Television, Synthesis Entertainment, Clickety-Clack Productions, and Applebox Entertainment, with Zack Estrin serving as showrunner.

The series was released on April 13, 2018 as a Netflix original series.

I knew about the 1960’s Lost in Space, and seen the movie in 1998. It was never a show I was interested in but I love a good space adventure.

When Netflix 2018 Lost in Space premiered on Netflix I never thought I would end up watching the entire season in less than two days. Thats right, I watched ten 1 hour episodes in less than two days.

For starters the show looks expensive, the production company really spent a lot of money for this series. The show has movie budget quality cinematography, and props. Nothing in the show looked fake at all.

I only knew the basic plot of the original story, how the Robinson family ended up lost in space and stranded on a planet. The reboot reintroduces the same story with a more modern dramatic twist. Its not the funny campy TV special you remember.

Although Lost in Space is a family oriented show it does have some extreme stressful moments where the characters have to solve difficult problems in order to ensure their survival. The family and other characters have to solve difficult problems only to be introduced to new more difficult problems after realizing they cannot stay on the new planet the found.

The robot is a mystery, it doesn’t speak much but ends up helping the Robinsons during the beginning of the show. The robot becomes a tool and bonds with Will Robinson.

“Dr. Smith” played by Parker Posey once again becomes the main villain of the show, little is known about her goals until much later in the season. She becomes a big problem for the Robinsons and the rest of the colonists as she manipulates her way into peoples lives with lies so they wouldn’t  figure out who she really was.

Overall the show was really good, it did have some funny moments, some OMG moments, some sad moments. and some WOW moments that kept me watching until it was over. The show ends at a cliff hanger, so hopefully Netflix renews it for a second season. I would like to see what happens next.

All 10 episodes of Lost in Space is streaming now on Netflix.