LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 09: Cast and Crew of Lost In Space attend Netflix’s “Lost In Space” Los Angeles premiere on April 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)
4. Lost in Space
Lost in Space is kind of a reboot of a reboot, as it’s based on the original Lost in Space TV show which was, in turn, a reimagining of The Swiss Family Robinson. While I think everyone expected it to be quite the spectacle, I don’t think anyone anticipated the instant and devoted fan base this series found shortly after its premiere earlier this year.
There’s a lot to love here. On the surface level, it’s a really ambitious sci-fi story that’s packed to the brim with adventure and mystery. When you dive deeper, though, there are hidden layers of meaning. Lost in Space takes the time to carefully craft an interesting family and uses these players to bring on the emotion and heart.
The series is an easy next step for fans of Star Wars, as long as the viewers are open to a more family-oriented story. While I wouldn’t say that George Lucas’ story is itself inappropriate for kids (I’ve seen way too many six-year-old Reys at Halloween and know better), it’s certainly a little riskier, what with its intense action sequences and complex themes that may go over young viewers’ heads. Lost in Space is an other-worldly adventure that’s a little more simplistic.
It’s a great watch if you’re looking for something that keeps that same sense of wonder and potential peril at every turn. It’ll hook you from the first episode and prove binge-worthy enough to fill the Star Wars-shaped hole in your heart until the next installment hits theaters.