Lost In Space
When a new remake of some classic series, one thing of advise will be to stick on the story line, characters and being familiar with it’s universe being faithful to the letter because one change will be it’s downfall. This is sadly an example. This new version of Lost in Space is more confusing that you wish this series could be lost and never be found. Everybody knows about the most loving sci-fi nuclear family the Robinsons with the wife and the husband along with their three kids. Now it seems that the nuclear family is divorced, the three kids are a mess and Dr. Smith turns out to be a career but clever loser trying to survive and it’s indeed a woman (oh, the blasphemy!). And the robot, it’s an alien. It is the first screwed up that Netflix came out this year. Let’s hope it doesn’t repeats itself!
Rating: 2 out of 5
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Pretty Unusual for a Psychic Guy
This anime series tells the story of Saiki, a teen with powerful psychic abilities including reading minds, telepathy, animal shifting, levitation and super strength and can breathe underwater. Problem however is that he have to keep these super powers under wraps, but who could handle that when his best but idiot friend Riki Nendou and the rest of his classmates are making his life pretty “terrible?” This funny series is funny, entertaining and crazy sometimes. This first season is refreshing, unique.
Rating 3 1/2 out of 5
The New Legends of Monkey
Ferocious, But Something’s Missing!
Remember in the 70’s there were a series from Japan called Saiyuki (In the US it’s called Monkey) where a guy with special powers fights evil and bring justice? Another remake has turn it’s heads, this time at least it has a lot of advantages. Including a very unique cast, a nice balanced plot and a story of how Monkey became a god. This new spin of the series is interesting but still it’s missing it’s Asian roots and actors too. Why the whitewashing? It’s good, but it would be awesome it they allow Asian actors into the series. At least, it’s aggressive at best.
Rating 3 out of 5