Symptom 70: Lost In Drama

Danger Will Robinson! 

This week we take on the Netflix reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise Lost In Space. Opinions are mixed as the reboot is a mixed bag of success and failures. The show manages to be fun, entertaining and dramatic, while trying to discuss important ideas. The problem is that the show often discusses these big ideas in a philosophy 101 sort of way. The series also suffers from an overuse of dues ex machina and thing happens because plot needs it to happen writing. It also appears that the series should have been a 12 to 14 episode run as the backstories are rushed and told entirely in brief flashback mode. Overall though, Lost In Space is fun and a decent effort at a putting  a new twist on a sci-fi classic, plus who doesn't want a robot best friend?