What a mixed bag. On the one hand it’s a lot of fun to see the original 1965 show rebooted as a serious, big-budget science-fiction television show on an A-list network like Netflix. In some ways it has the structure of the latter “Star Trek” movies, namely, terrific special effects, exciting set pieces and a thrilling set of never-ending, suspenseful moments that make each episode feel like one-hour movies in their own right. However, the characterization and acting completely erode any enjoyment that the show could have: Each member of the Robinson family is an unlikable, whiny know-it-all that bring any potential momentum to a screeching halt. Parker Posey makes the most out of every scene and she’s fascinating to watch, but it’s not a good sign when the audience is actively rooting for the villain by the season’s climax.
Rating: ★★ (out of 5)