Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

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Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

Post by Casual Observer » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:04 pm

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Binge watched the first few episodes of this and was pleasantly surprised.

Of course everyone knows the original show, the comedy with Robbie the Robot. This new one is not a comedy at all, just a pretty solid sci fi adventure show. It jumped right into the action with a pretty awesome crash scene and just keeps rolling with disasters and problems throughout the episodes.

A few flashbacks to give backstories but nothing annoying like westworld. The best thing is that the dialogue isn't cheesy or sappy like Seth Macfarlane's "The Orville", the characters are pretty believable. Caught a couple sci fi shortcuts (like ice freezing way too quick) but not enough to cause too much disbelief. The acting is not bad, one of the main characters was a regular on House of Cards.

Lately I've been getting pissed at Netflix: either original movies being just really badly written or i've gotten into a series that didn't get continued so this helps their case with me a bit.

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Re: Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

Post by AArdvark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:16 pm

I saw the first episode. Didn't have the sound on cause I can't stand all the talking but I got the gist of it. I won't be watching the rest of the episodes but the visuals and special effects looked ok.

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Re: Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

Post by pinback » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:55 pm

He literally saw the first episode.
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Re: Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

Post by Casual Observer » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:35 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:16 pm
I saw the first episode.
Up to episode 7, still better than BSG or House of Cards by this time.

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Re: Anyone watching Netflix's new Lost in Space?

Post by Casual Observer » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 pm

Casual Observer wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Caught a couple sci fi shortcuts (like ice freezing way too quick) but not enough to cause too much disbelief.
Ok, I was wrong about this part. By episode 10 the sci-fi shortcuts have gone off the charts. They spent two entire episodes around the idea that their ships can't take off from the planet without shedding tons of weight including navigation stuff and the thing that keeps people from passing out on takeoff. Then two episodes later all the ships took off successfully without any mention of weight.

Fucking scifi writers and consistency. I blame Netflix for pushing this shit out too fast and cutting corners with the plot.

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