Lost In Space Review: 5 Ups & 5 Downs

Downs...

5. It's Bloated & Poorly Paced

Lost In Space
Netflix

As is a frequent problem with Netflix Originals, Lost in Space feels about four episodes too long, suffering from punishing narrative bloat by way of several eye-rolling, tedious subplots.

The pacing is all over the place, and from the very first episode, it doesn't know when it should slow down to soak in a human moment of character development and when it should pick up speed and momentum.

Reaching the end of the 10 episodes ultimately feels like far more of a chore than it should, especially if you decide to binge-watch it, where you may find yourself quickly tuning out or needing to take frequent breaks.

Pretty much every episode feels weighed down by an over-plotted story, and if the episodes were either shorter or there were less of them, the series probably wouldn't seem quite so exhausting to sit through.

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