Netflix: Lost in Space
Win, Lose or Draw?
For me a draw.
The story revolves around a planet in crises and a possible chance to colonise another world at Alpha Centauri. There is an event that leads to a number of colonists escaping to a planet where the story unfolds. In a change from the original although the focus is the Robinson family other families are with them, as well as the dastardly Dr Smith.
Episodic with threads running through the series. For me this was a bit of a curates egg. Parking the odds of randomly turning up near what Star Trek would call a Class M planet, and the carbon based flora and fauna, and the lack of medical issues when the two interact you can quickly see that we are in Science Fantasy. If you can accept the patina of Science Fiction wrapping this fantasy story THEN you will be able to enjoy what I think is the series strength, the family interactions and inter-personal dramas. I think a very strong element in this could have been Dr Smith, but the stretches the script writers made in order to keep her in the picture made her distracting rather than a strength for me.
All round good acting and production values may help you keep engaged; I confess I was hooked enough to plow on to the end, but I came away with mixed and mildly negative feelings.