So this week has been quite the blur due to the busy schedule and I had a couple days I wasn’t feeling well. Needless to say I haven’t felt like writing the last couple days and my mind has been out of it today honestly.
I know this week was supposed to be about connecting and potentially co-working on things with someone….but with not feeling well and my brain being mush tonight’s post is all I could focus on and put together.
This post really has nothing to do with this weeks theme in Blaugust, but like I said my brain has been mush the last couple days and this is fresh on my mind. My family and I love to binge watch a good show when one does come along which happened just recently with Netflix’s Lost in Space. In my personal opinion it’s one of the greatest sci-fi remakes of our time and an amazing family adventure series as well!
First off let’s jump in with the….what made the show so great!
Creators Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless did an absolute amazing job bringing the show back to life and giving it a great 21st century look. The world was absolutely beautiful and the characters in the story were so like-able….well most of the characters anyways.
Who wouldn’t love the Robinson family which personally was the shows strongest point for sure. If you’re not familiar with the story…..here’s the what on the story!
If you haven’t seen the show yet, well then ****SPOILERS AHEAD****
Let’s start with the Christmas Star….yes that’s right the Christmas Star! This object is a mysterious object that crashes into Earth which forces humanity to look for a new habitable world to call home. Humans have a base ship of sorts called The Resolute which is leading the mission for finding this new home. They also have smaller jump ships called Jupiter ships, which is what the Robinson family use for a large portion of there exploration. The Resolute runs into a massive space-time disruption event of some sort which forces an evacuation of the Resolute, and a crash landing from the Robinson’s in one of the Jupiter ships on an unknown world.
The show really starts to take root here and show it’s colors and genius with the Robinson family at the center of it all! One of the best parts of the show is how the Robinson’s are a dysfunctional mess but they don’t really see it at first and truly just stumble over one another. Especially when it comes to working together. The creative writing done in this show was crazy good and the writers used a ton of flashback scens to really tie the story in together. The flashback are what help bring all the information to the table and really allowed you to connect to the Robinson family.
That classic saying from the show so became a hit so many years ago is back as well! Yes, that’s right, “danger Will Robinson” is back with a very creative new presentation of the beloved robot. The robot has a very unique story and is quite different from any other that has ever been told to date. One thing that does remain close to it’s original roots is Will’s relationship with the robot which becomes apparent quite early on of how distant Will’s father has been, and that’s why Will is looking to the robot for friendship.
As far as the Robinson ladies of the show they are pretty amazing when it comes to the dynamic they bring to the table. Maureen, the mom, ultimately is the leader of the group. The daughters also bring a weight to the show that really draws you into the family dynamic. One of my favorite characters in the show is Judy, the oldest daughter which I think has the most baggage and biggest change in the show. She has a massive weight on her shoulders and has gone through some pretty traumatic experiences in her life already even with only being 18.
Now let’s move on to the worst part of the show for me….the villain!
Dr. Smith played by Parker Posey is one of the most manipulative characters I’ve seen on screen before. Dr. Smith comes into the good graces of the Robinson’s early on but they don’t understand the evil they just let into the family. Dr. Smith lacks complexity which is ultimately why I don’t like her, but also because she’s the bad guy and I’m not a bad guy fan…no matter how good the actor is. The writers even tried to give some backstory on Dr. Smith but I think by the time it happened people were probably already set on the decision of “I Hate This Character” and didn’t care. Personally in my opinion Dr. Smith’s character added nothing to the story.
Overall though I think this series is a massive win and something you could sit down and enjoy with the family together! The Robinsons are an amazing family and have a huge story of survival and redemption they tell all along the series.