Lost in Space (2018-): Season 2
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Title: Lost in Space
Genre: Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi |
Runtime: 60 min/Episode
Created by: Irwin Allen, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Starring: JJ Feild, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they’re surrounded by hidden dangers.
MENTAL GAME AND EMPTY THREAT
IN SECOND PART
Seven months later we’re here again. Seven months to revisit together with the Robinson family and the rest of the crew on the ship Alpha Centauri. A lot seems to have happened since we last met these characters wherever there are grown up as an actor as well as characters. It’s more contained and more story-told in this season compared to the last one. With several flashbacks to motivate the characters. Some are justified but not all are.
They also use ironic dramatizing to overhype some of the action sequences. And everything does very smoothly often every time. Judy, the stepsister to the family, is as the usual way too cocky and nauseating as a character to follow. Dr Smith is even more villainous than she was at the end of the first season. The parents Maureen and John are still in a bad place in their marriage. Some of the dialogue is stiffy and unoriginal at times. The story is delved deeper than the last season which is always appreciated. There’re also some new characters that are involved as well. There is a major mistrust to the Robot. A robot that is playing a big part in the main plot.
Most of the acting is good, decent for the most part. Toby Stephens and Molly Parker is the better part of this project. Parker Posey delivers a really good performance as the cynical Dr Smith. But as the robot is playing a significant part of the story, it has a bond to the boy Will Robinson. Almost a deeply romantic relationship which should understandingly be alarming. The visual effects are actually better than the last time, feels more natural. The story is far more complex and more devastating as this series ain’t suitable for children under eleven. No hard-core violence is visible, no profanity, no action sequences are that horrifying.
The whole thing is an adventure, an understandable science-fiction adventure combined with comedy and family drama. A lot of stuff Is happening, but the consequences aren’t that real. Not that fatal at all, which this series doesn’t aim for. This means also this is a predictable and mediocre drama. Yet, the drama is quite compelling and interesting to watch and with that ending, a third season is probably already in development.