Netflix's LOST IN SPACE Is Lost in Tropes

This year Netflix released a reboot of the classic 1965 sci-fi series, Lost In Space so I thought I'd check it out. The new series is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt). Zack Estrin (Prison Break, Point Pleasant, Tru Calling, Miracles and Charmed) is the showrunner.

The cast includes Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio and Parker Posey.

So with the news that Netflix has already renewed the show for a second sesaon and the credentials of the writers and showrunner, you would expect something great out the team. With IMDb, it has a 7.2 and 69% on Rotten Tomatoes. But many suspect it got renewed merely because Netflix dropped too much money on the first season to just let it die.

Still, I went into this experience with expectations of decency.

Within a few minutes of starting the premiere episode, we were hit with tropes such as quotes like "Everyone remembe…

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