Show of the week
Lost in Space
Welcome back, Will Robinson. In a bold remake of the camp 1960s sci-fi series, young Will once again picks up a robot sidekick after his family of space colonizers crash-lands on a strange planet. But the story plays as a futuristic life-and-death drama rather than a send-up of the original’s campiness, and fine special effects smooth the transition. Twelve-year-old Maxwell Jenkins plays Will, anchoring the story, while Parker Posey steps into the Dr. Smith role, giving the show and all the Robinsons the kind of unreliable ally that can keep a drama afloat for years.
Available for streaming Friday, April 13, Netflix