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Lost in Space

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Remake of 1960s sci-fi series is classic fun; some violence.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 53 parent reviews

age 10+


I LOVED this series, and only wished it lasted longer. The characters, you fall in love with, and the suspense is mostly nonstop. I adore Robot, but some of the enemy robots, and bat creatures in one small scene, MAY scare younger kids, depending on what they've already been permitted to watch. We don't watch scary movies, or romantic, as my son is only 12, but all the other parents in school let their kids watch anything, so depending on that you know if your kids scare easily or not. This series has EVERYTHING, laughter and fun, sadness, love, all the family dynamics and more! The family is constantly in perilous situations, so it stays exciting in every episode, so it was a complete disappointment this only has three seasons. They should do a spinoff with the ending of this one, and start whole new adventures!! You won't be disappointed, it's great. Mushy talking scenes rarely, but necessary to know the characters relationships. Great values, which is RARE NOWADAYS. FAMILY VALUES of staying together as a family, no matter how difficult circumstances are. Helping, and trusting each other. Giving people forgiveness and a second chance. One scene during the first season, I believe, where a man gets crushed under a vehicle, bleeds, dies. And, I won't spoil things by saying a character gets stabbed by the enemy robots, but so fast you don't see it really. No blood and gore. Some dishonesty, BUT they learn it always comes back to you in the end, and only hurts you. So, as I've said, it is so well written, and fun, and exciting, I loved it. Watch it!
age 8+

Fast-Paced Sci Fi Fun for the Whole Family

This show is about a super-smart, brave, resourceful family surviving one unforeseen calamity after another and finding their way out of it. The language is mild and the action is not overly graphic. It is 3 seasons long and *spoiler alert* it has a very satisfying ending.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (53 ):
Kids say (77 ):

Zippy, zesty, and full of classic cliffhanger-style suspense, this remake of the 1960s series of the same name is much better than it has to be. One of the things this series gets right (and the original never did) is the sheer grandeur of space travel. Will, newly crash-landed on a mysterious planet, perches atop an icy hill and looks at the enormous snowy mountains that surround him, letting out one breathy "Wow." And we feel it too: the horror of being lost in a strange place, the thrill of leaving everything safe and secure to explore new frontiers. These characters feel, act, and sound like actual people, which makes watching them struggle through otherworldly trials quite the thrill.

The new Lost in Space has also made a number of pivotal character shifts that are an improvement on both the original and the 1998 movie remake of it: Penny and Judy are younger, and John and Maureen are given meaty backstories of their own instead of being asked to play heroic stereotypes, and Parker Posey makes a terrific gender-flipped Dr. Smith (though fans of the original may miss Jonathan Harris' camp-classic delivery of his trademark tongue-twisting insults). There's an awful lot of sci-fi clichés -- if you were wondering if they might try something to get out of danger that's crazy but just might work, you would be correct -- but this remake is lots of fun, and a great whole-family viewing choice for sci-fi fans.

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