Lost In Space Review: 5 Ups & 5 Downs

4. The Writing Is Frequently Awful

Lost In Space
Netflix

The biggest problem with the show is that it's just not well-written, from the abundance of exposition-heavy dialogue - characters literally talks to themselves and others in ways nobody would in real-life - to the cringe-worthy attempts at comic relief and awkward, unintentionally funny lines that sound like a fifth grader wrote them.

This perhaps shouldn't be all that surprising given that some of the show's writers have worked on reviled movies such as Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods of Egypt, and clearly, a tentpole production such as this deserved to have more adept creative talents at the helm.

When the writing isn't merely passably mediocre but literally drawing the viewer out of the experience, you know just how truly bad it is. What a waste.

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