Lost in Space

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Lost In Space
Lost In Space
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SHOW:

Lost in Space

WHERE TO WATCH

Netflix

OUR RATING:

4/5

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights to survive and escape. Their ultimate goal is to make it to their new home - Alpha Centauri. But as dangerous obstacles keep creeping up, will they ever reach their final destination?

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

If you're a Lost in Space fan, hold onto your space helmets because things get wild in the latest season. 

The show, a remake of the 60s series with the same name, is back for season three. Will Robinson is all grown up, and Robot has made some emotional advancements too. As for Doctor Smith, she's still teetering between good and evil and keeping everyone on their toes. 

After three seasons, you may be asking yourself, how much more lost can this colony get before we start to get bored. That's what I asked myself, at least. And yet there I was, binging all three seasons. Though I should point out, I'm only two episodes into season three, and so far, I have not been disappointed. 

For those new to the series, the show revolves around The Robinsons, a tight-knit family part of a larger colony of people leaving Earth and making their way to Alpha Centauri - a new planet where they will start afresh.

Things don't go according to plan, and after their spaceship is damaged in travel, the family finds itself lost on an alien planet. 

Season one sees the Robinsons trying to make their way back to their mothership, and in season two, the battle to reach Alpha Centauri continues after they take a frighteningly unexpected detour. 

The third season of the nail-biting series sees the family split. The children have left the mothership, but once again, their plan to reach the new planet has been derailed. 

Having watched the first two seasons of the show, I got to see the stars grow and really develop into their characters. Though, I must admit, seeing a teenage Will Robinson (played by Maxwell Jenkins) took some getting used to. 

What's great is that the producers also allowed Robot's character to develop into something more as the seasons progressed. He is a permanent feature now and even has more dialogue. 

Still, a standout in this series has always been Parker Posey who takes on the role of Dr Smith, a character who was portrayed as a man in the original series. 

Parker's rendition of the manipulative Dr Smith is incredible - from the body language to the tone in which she delivers her lines, it all works. While I do enjoy the energy every other character brings to the table, let's be honest, they're all just playing for second alongside Dr Smith. 

The show has no shortage of drama either. In fact, whenever anybody steps outside or even just reaches for a glass of water, a near-death experience is sure to follow. That's why I'm also grateful for characters like Don West (Ignacio Serricchio), whose primary purpose is, and seems to have always been, to inject some humour into the show - which he does incredibly well. 

Middle-child Penny Robinson (Mina Sundwall), whose character predictably suffers from "middle child syndrome", also does a great job of creating some funny moments, even though it mostly stems from teenage angst and sarcasm. 

There are some new discoveries for the oldest Robinson kid Judy (Taylor Russell), whose character finds herself having to take charge and lead her own team. 

While only two episodes in, so much has already happened in Lost in Space season three that I'm excited to see what comes next. What does the future hold for Robot, and will the Robinsons eventually make it to Alpha Centauri? We'll have to stick around to see. 

My advice - grab some popcorn, clear your schedule, and get strapped in for an intense binge. It's guaranteed to be a bumpy ride. 

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