Lost In Space, a Netflix Original Series is actually an update of the black & white, 1960s version created by Irwin Allen. The rebooted version though had an astronomical budget.
Picture this. Its 30 years from now. Earth has gone to shit. And we’ve developed enough technology to migrate to a new planet; Alpha Centauri. However, only the most talented people in each field and their families get a chance to go.
The storyline of ‘Lost In Space’ straightaway introduces you to the Robinson family. They find themselves stranded on a strange planet when their Jupiter (Spaceship) gets detached from the main ship; The Resolute. They land themselves in sticky situations more often than not, and by that, I mean ‘Always’! Will Robinson (Maxwell Jenkins), the youngest kid, loses his way during one such sticky situation. He comes face to face with a dying Robot and somehow saves his life. The unnamed Robot and Will become best friends because of course, Robots have feelings too! What no one knows is; The Robot was on a shooting spree which landed the Jupiters in this mess in the first place.
Then, of course, there’s the villain of the story; And no, it’s not the Robot! The Robinsons eventually catch up with the other members of the Resolute, only to find more problems by the dozen in their attempt to reach Alpha Centauri. Be it fuel eating Eels, a black hole, two moons or Godzilla lookalike creatures, this show is action-packed at every turn and the visual effects are top-notch.
Be it the slightly turbulent relationship between John (Toby Stephens) and Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) or their brave teenage daughters, this show has heart and plays up the family angle big-time. The first two episodes start off shaky, stick it out because this intergalactic show is worth getting lost in!
Bingewagon Rating- 3.5/5
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Vanora, a reluctant Architect, wishes she could do everything; Work, doodle, write, sing, play the guitar, binge-watch 'The Office' on Amazon Prime and still make time to bake cookies. Instead, she just settles for 6 episodes a day.
June 11, 2018