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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 13, 2018
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  • Summary: Danger, Will Robinson (Max Jenkins)! The remake of the 1960s series is set 30 years in the future where the Robinson family led by John (Toby Stephens) and Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) are stranded on a planet far-away from their destination with Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and Don WestDanger, Will Robinson (Max Jenkins)! The remake of the 1960s series is set 30 years in the future where the Robinson family led by John (Toby Stephens) and Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) are stranded on a planet far-away from their destination with Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and Don West (Ignacio Serricchio). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 100
    First-rate production values, a stellar cast, and a perfect blend of action and character development make Lost in Space a must-watch series.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Apr 2, 2018
    83
    The cast is solid, the FX are top-shelf and the survival-related drama comes at a steady pace, with some episodes (the pilot included) delivering no less than white-knuckle sequences.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 12, 2018
    70
    There’s nothing particularly challenging here narratively, and the series starts on some rocky terrain before it finds its footing, but this is high-caliber escapism, the kind of well-done show that develops a propulsive rhythm as you get to know the Robinson family.
  4. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Apr 13, 2018
    58
    Lost In Space is at its strongest when the unknown is coming for the Robinsons, not the other way around. The Netflix series never fulfills the wasted promise of Lost In Space, but for a show that’s navigating such well-trod territory, it does turn up some intriguing unknowns.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Apr 13, 2018
    50
    The thrill of exploration, or the examination of family dynamics, never feels like it arises organically from the action, in the way it might have on the show’s most obvious forebear that isn’t its direct predecessor: Lost.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Apr 10, 2018
    50
    The show is watchable, but mostly for the special effects. The scripts are plodding and formulaic and the direction consistently flabby.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Apr 12, 2018
    30
    From Batman (’60s camp classic became morose Dark Knight movies) to Battlestar Galactica (bad utopian ’70s sci-fi became good dystopian sci-fi), the idea is to complicate the original premise and go for a realism signified by a somber tone and a cynical, knowing air. Knowing this, the new version of Lost in Space seems to be trying to have it both ways, and loses in the process. ... After checking out the first few episodes of the Netflix series, I found myself wishing [Matt] LeBlanc would rocket-ship in for a cameo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 135
  2. Negative: 52 out of 135
  1. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    All I can say is WOW! I am a hard one to win over. I'm 56 years old. Lost in Space was my escape in the mid-late 60's. Saw the original show'sAll I can say is WOW! I am a hard one to win over. I'm 56 years old. Lost in Space was my escape in the mid-late 60's. Saw the original show's episodes over and over and over again. First season was always my fave and I had wished it had remained more like season one, but I didn't lose any love over it. The way they bring the personalities and essences of the characters, the technology, and the story of the original to today's audience's expectations of that tech AND special effects, is just wonderful. Judy and Maureen have been treated awesomely, empowered. The back stories of the characters add so much depth. The combination of adventure and excitement, emotion and humor make a nice balance in the story telling. I got excited, laughed, and even cried! They are treated this so carefully and so well, it's great story telling. I'm already hoping for a season 2. Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2018
    10
    The new series is really very good. They managed to take the essence of the original series and updated to our current time.
  3. Apr 14, 2018
    9
    Great sci-fi family fare. Not so much gore and guts... visually stunning. West is our poe dameron roguelike character. Smith is palpatine'sGreat sci-fi family fare. Not so much gore and guts... visually stunning. West is our poe dameron roguelike character. Smith is palpatine's evil twin sister manipulating the entire situation constantly and will is naive little Anny. very well written and fun a joy to watch. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2018
    6
    This was a missed opportunity for Netflix to make an adult-oriented SciFi series. The series is fine for kids, but has too many logicalThis was a missed opportunity for Netflix to make an adult-oriented SciFi series. The series is fine for kids, but has too many logical breakdowns and scientific non-sequiturs for my taste.

    Production quality and acting were fine, I thought, so hopefully they'll hire better writers for season 2.
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  5. Apr 15, 2018
    3
    Spoilers (sort of):

    Oh no! Everyone is in danger! Whew, we're saved. Oh no, character #1 is in danger AND character #2 are in danger AT THE
    Spoilers (sort of):

    Oh no! Everyone is in danger! Whew, we're saved. Oh no, character #1 is in danger AND character #2 are in danger AT THE SAME TIME. Also, character #3 is badly hurt. Everyone is saved! Additional plot line characters are in danger! Whew, they're saved. BUT WAIT. A weather event is putting EVERYONE IN DANGER!

    Sigh.

    The sets are damn impressive. But when you add up the odd casting choices, poorly developed dramatic arcs, and painful lack of cast chemistry, the real object in danger is my attention span.
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  6. Apr 14, 2018
    2
    There are moments where you just start laughing, and your eyebrows disappear into your hairline, and you just want to ask the people whoThere are moments where you just start laughing, and your eyebrows disappear into your hairline, and you just want to ask the people who served this trash, "You thought this was acceptable?" This is truly awful television and perhaps the worst writing on any modern program.

    I don't think children would like this - any kid who's seen an episode of Spongebob has experienced a better product in every category. The characters are cringe inducing almost without exception but you better believe the cringe is baked into the show by the hideous writing.

    Particularly obnoxious are the family relationships. This show finds nothing wrong with the entire vapid brood turning on the father because he (horrors) was an active duty Marine. OF COURSE these squealing jerks hate the man who enlisted and served his country. That is 100% cool and represents the cornerstone of the familial contract in the stupid embarrassing reboot. You will despise these vile children and his faithless wife.

    You definitely have something more enjoyable to do with your time than watch this slobbery garbage, like root canal or vomiting.
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  7. May 2, 2018
    0
    The first chapter was really the worst SF experience I had in years. A chain of dump decisions, clumsyness and improbabilities lasting for 1The first chapter was really the worst SF experience I had in years. A chain of dump decisions, clumsyness and improbabilities lasting for 1 hour making it an exersice of patience. Playing cards with the family in an emergency situation. A pond of water frezing within seconds after sundown, while everyone is just watching without special protection. Fires starting randomly in some kind of jungle - just near the cold and icy landscape? All in a sugarsweet 'we are family' atmosphere. So nothing good? Yes, the icy environment and the animations are fine. Expand

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