Netflix has its own version of the 1960s Lost In Space television series. And Season 1 of this Netflix Original will not only keep you on the edge of your seat, but it will also leave you wanting more.
Lost In Space originated as a loose iteration of the 1812 novel “The Swiss Family Robinson” — set in space. And although the new series still centers around the Robinsons and their adventures in space with their robot friend, that’s where the similarities end.
For those expecting merely an updated version of the TV series with all the modern bells and whistles that film technology brings, you’ll be disappointed. This version doesn’t just take the old and re-tell the storyline. It has its own twist and storyline.
And while that might be a let down to some at first blush, I say don’t get hung up on the past. Just because this one is a bit different, doesn’t mean it’s bad. And it’s not.
This new interpretation is fresh and exciting while keeping the family-centered charm intact.
And let me just say, Maxwell Jenkins, who plays Will Robinson does a phenomenal job bringing you into his world.
The premise of the show is this:
Earth is dying, and people who pass certain test parameters are allowed to fly off into space to colonize an inhabitable new world. There are several ships in the fleet heading to the new planet when they’re derailed, crash-landing way off course with no way to communicate with their base.
Using all of their skills, the survivors have to find each other and then find a way to communicate with base, so they can all get to their intended destination.
And if it were only that easy, we wouldn’t have a Lost In Space series.
Of course, they run into obstacles, both human and non-human, that make it nearly impossible to accomplish this task.
The Robinsons are one of the surviving families who have to figure out this problem. And we all know there’s a robot who famously has the catch-phrase “Danger, Will Robinson.” So, I’m pretty sure you can figure out who he befriends.
But not is all as it seems. And getting off of their current planet is going to be more difficult than they imagine.
You might be thinking to yourself, “Why don’t they just colonize on that planet? I mean, they’re already there.”
Well, there are reasons, and if I told you that, I would spoil the whole season. So, you’re just going to have to trust me that this series is a must see and watch for yourself.
Here’s a little taste of Lost In Space:
If that looks exciting and you’re worried about getting too drawn in for only a single season, don’t despair. Netflix has already guaranteed a second season for Lost In Space, so you won’t be left hanging onto that cliffhanger at the end of Season 1.
That’s right, there’s a cliffhanger, but that’s all you’re getting from me.
Trust me when I say, you’ll be binging this one.
Once you’re done, come back and tell us what you think!
Did you watch the original Lost In Space? Are you looking forward to watching this reboot? Have you already seen it? Sound off in the comments and let us know!