Netflix's Lost in Space would be so much better if it cut off the bloat
"Lost in Space is one of the foremost cases of Netflix bloat I’ve seen," says Todd VanDerWerff. "Chop 20 minutes out of almost all of these episodes and you’d have a rollicking family adventure series. At their current running times, though, the series lags and sags in a way that will leave viewers bored stiff." The Netflix reboot is a mixed bag. There's plenty to like, such as Parker Posey. But, he adds, "too much of the series feels like it’s frozen in place, waiting for all the other stuff to get taken care of so the story can resume. There’s a version of Lost in Space that’s very entertaining, but it feels as if the series’ producers haven’t quite found it yet. They’re still chipping away at the giant block of ice, looking for the story within."
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