Lost in Space first impression: Netflix’s new sci-fi series is not something you want yourself getting lost in

While all that sounds good to go on paper, all Lost in Space remains in reality is an old-fashioned sci-fi series dressed up for modern times. Top News
Parenthesis: How to raise a child who readsDesigner tips for the ideal kitchenKathua gangrape victim's lawyer: Being called anti-Hindu, I can be raped or killedNetflix’s new reboot of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space retains the central dynamic of the 1960s original. It is almost like there are two narratives and the audiences have a tough time keeping up with either one of them. “I swear to God, every time I come up here, there’s something worse,” says Penny, the middle Robinson child, after stepping outside the family ship and spotting a vicious storm forming in the distance. It introduces us to a newer and better version of the robot who only says, “Danger, Will Robinson” and also to the nefarious Dr Smith, a woman this time, who really isn’t who she says she is. It centers around the Robinson family – father, mother and three children who have adventures in space after winding up on a far-flung planet when their spaceship is knocked off the route. But set in 2048, the new Lost in Space has tried hard to be cognizant of its futuristic setup. The robot is also a stark and much-needed departure from the 60s cardboard one, in fact, it resembles the sinewy creature from The Shape of Water. Along with Parker Posey’s Dr Smith. And the way the show deals with the technicalities of the Jupiter and the Resolute are also noteworthy, special mention to the Chariot. But even in between that, one after the other, the Robinsons are flung with calamities, and mostly, it is the youngest prodigy Will who pulls them out of the tricky situations. The main reason that the Robinsons decide to leave Earth is that thanks to a meteor collision, it has become a less viable place to live long-term. Talking about Penny, Sundwall’s performance makes for the few good things in the show. And we echo the same thoughts, but not in a good way. 2018-04-16T19:14:08+05:30″>
Updated: April 16, 2018 7:14:08 pm

Lost in Space is streaming on Netflix currently. Which is probably why the third episode titled ‘Infestation’ seems stronger than the rest for being so singularly focused. Lost in Space stars Parker Posey and Maxwell Jenkins in a still. Her sly yet slightly comedic self brings the perfect amount of mystery to her villanious character. But about the sci-fi, here’s hoping the rest of the episodes do more justice. The Robinson family is slightly dysfunctional now, John (Toby Stephens) is an absent father leading a troubled marriage with Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker), also a brilliant scientist. Among their children, Will (Maxwell Jenkins) is still the ultimate saviour, coming up with solutions to fatal problems at the last moment while Penny (Mina Sundwall) and Judy (Taylor Russell) are more confident elder sisters. Don’t get me wrong, Lost in Space does present some vastly intriguing ideas. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd But somehow, Lost in Space is not able to form an organic connection between the family dynamics and the action. Jenkins and Russell are also equally appealing in their performances. Till now, the show has been able to provide decent entertainment for viewers who have a thing for family dramas. The New planet landscape is aesthetically appealing with its variety of geographies around. Black Mirror’s Molly Parker has a hopeful exuberance around her but she is too caught up in explaining technical engineering terms. “Danger, Will Robinson!”
I have watched the first few episodes of Lost in Space and I can honestly say that while the show is a visual delight on our screens, it wastes too much time rollicking around the Robinson family drama. A sizeable portion of the first episode follows the family trying to save Judy, the eldest of the children, from freezing in the iced water body.