“Anyone who’s seen any of the trailers or advertisements for Apple TV+ might already know the basic premise of For All Mankind: The Soviets make it to the moon first,” Christian Holub writes for Entertainment Weekly:
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which might explain why we’ve received such a bevy of astronaut movies (First Man, Lucy in the Sky, Ad Astra…) in the last year.
For All Mankind distinguishes itself by speculating how far a truly dedicated space race could’ve gone without shying away from the ugly realities of Cold War America. Here’s the moon like you’ve never seen it before. B+
MacDailyNews Take: A grade of B+ is very strong based on just the 3 opening episodes. Sounds like Apple TV+ already has a winner!
Beginning November 1, the first three episodes of For All Mankind will be available to watch on Apple TV+. New episodes will continue to roll out weekly, every Friday.