Entertainment Weekly reviews Apple TV+’s ‘For All Mankind’: ‘The moon like you’ve never seen it before’

The cast of “For All Mankind” celebrate the launch of the new show coming to Apple TV+ on November 1. Left to right: Jodi Balfour, Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten.
The cast of “For All Mankind” celebrate the launch of the new show coming to Apple TV+ on November 1. Left to right: Jodi Balfour, Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten.

“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.


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