What are YOU Watching? January 2022

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“The impossible happens all the time, just have to believe it can.”

Some people grew up watching the Robinson family in the original “Lost in Space” TV series, and some had their first experience with it via the 1998 movie; then Netflix took a crack at it in 2018 with a new series and it felt like the story had finally found itself a new, modern-day home. With stunning visual effects, new planets to crash on and a new kind of … DANGER!

I always looked forward to seeing a second or third movie following the events of the 1998 release – but alas, it will never happen. The good news is that the Netflix version of “Lost in Space” has been wonderful.

The five-member Robinson family is on their way to a new home on Alpha Centauri. Earth is doomed due to repeating disasters and inhabitants can earn a one-way trip to a new home planet – if they pass the tests, that is. Seasons 1 and 2 have been streaming for a few years, and then COVID hit and stopped production on quite a few projects. DANGER! DANGER! More good news: “Lost in Space” has found its way to produce Season 3 and it was released in December 2021.

I have to say that Season 3 gave the series a well done finish. During the three seasons, the Robinsons have a handful of adventures and must respond in the face of dangerous events. And, just like in real life, once you fix one problem, another four problems appear that you have to work to solve.

Season 3 picks up just after the giant Season 2 cliffhanger, but then jumps to a future time. Knowing that Season 3 would be the last in the series, Netflix had announced that fact when they were preparing to release it. It made me wonder whether anyone would be seriously hurt or worse, because that is kinda typical of final seasons. But … (spoiler alert) … kidding, I will not spoil it for you.

I feel that “Lost in Space” presents a good take on what living in space and traveling to a new planet would be like: a constantly nerve-wracking experience until you arrive at the new vacation spot. It is a good watch, family friendly and I give it four out of five squirrels.

 

 

My 2022 Watch List

Movies

  • The Batman
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Jurassic World: Dominion
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Mission: Impossible 7
  • Uncharted
  • The Flash
  • Morbius
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

TV Shows

  • House of the Dragon
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Last of Us
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • She-Hulk
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Moon Knight
  • The Mandalorian Season 3
  • Stranger Things Season 4
  • The Boys Season 3
  • Ozark Season 4 (Hopefully!)

Note: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” came to theaters on 12.17.2021. I had the chance to see it during the opening weekend and I think they did a very good movie for MCU’s third “Spidey” flick. If you have a chance to see it in-theater, I recommend it!

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