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I kind of liked the real Lost In Space as a kid. I wanted to like this Lost In Space; I want to like any legit science fiction. However, this just doesn’t cut it. Let us consider why.
I. The daughter Judy (pictured above) is obviously darker than the mother and the father. Nobody seems to notice. Perhaps this is because in the future we are evolved better or something. Well, that is not going to happen with the fellas. It is all built-in. The Dad was a Marine, who we saw doing Marine stuff in flashbacks. I suppose that this kind of thing happens when he is deployed, but it does seem odd.
There was the series King of the Hill. A major character had a similar situation. It was played for laughs.
King of the Hill was rather light-hearted and you liked the characters even with their flaws.
II. The characters (especially the females) are downright awesome with super-skillz, except for the Marine Dad, who is sort of a doofus. With characters this perfect , it is difficult to see the humanity in them. They surely do not act like a family, not at all like the family of the real Lost In Space. This reminded me of the reboot of Star Trek, where all of the recycled characters now has super-skillz. Uhura, for example, was now this super incredible godly linguist. They also turned her into a slut, which I rather not liked.
III. They pull shit out of their ass to save themselves in the end. This was annoying in Star Trek: The Next Generation; it is on steroids here. If we see the characters struggling against the problem for the entire hour, we want to see them solve the problem legitimately.
IV. I hated all of the characters and was kind of hoping they would die in the first episode.
V. Of course, they need to make up science and engineering stuff to make the basic premise work. Still, they should be consistent about their science; but more importantly, be correct about the science that already exists. This might be asking too much.
VI. The Mom really runs the show, though sometimes she lets the doofus Dad think that he is in charge.
In short – give it a pass.