For All Mankind: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
For All Mankind

Critics Consensus

Though it shoots for the moon and falls somewhere in orbit, For All Mankind's impressive vision of history has the potential for real liftoff if it leans into the things that set it apart instead of settling for more of the same.

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Critic Ratings: 47

86%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 138
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
2
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
3
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 8, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 15, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 22, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 29, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 6, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 13, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 20, 2019

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Cast

Joel Kinnaman
as Edward Baldwin
Sarah Jones
as Tracy Stevens
Shantel VanSanten
as Karen Baldwin
Wrenn Schmidt
as Margo Madison
Jodi Balfour
as Ellen Waverly
Krys Marshall
as Danielle Poole
Arturo Del Puerto
as Octavio Rosales
Olivia Trujillo
as Aleida Rosales
Sonya Walger
as Molly Cobb
Rebecca Wisocky
as Marge Slayton
Eric Ladin
as Gene Kranz
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Critic Reviews for For All Mankind Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (17)

The story becomes more exciting as it breaks open...what at first seems to wander a bit ultimately finds its target and lands.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

If every episode of "For All Mankind" reached the level of the first 20 minutes of the series premiere, I'd be hailing it as one of the outstanding shows of the year.

Nov 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even walking a different path, "For All Mankind" still finds ways to take one step forward and a giant leap back.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It begins with an interstellar plot twist that you can see coming, but still knocks you flat, and though at first there's a lot of all-American whooping and machismo, it soon becomes a more thoughtful analysis of American exceptionalism.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

For All Mankind deftly blends fictional and historical characters... The series also does a good job of portraying outdated attitudes and environments while viewing them through a modern lens, imbuing things with abundant contemporary resonances.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

For a series about a battle of innovation, as fueled by brilliant minds and wounded egos, For All Mankind feels too slack.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

In the early episodes, one may repeatedly find their mind wandering. However, over the course of the five episodes, the show's slow assemblage of changes starts to find their advantage. Showrunner Ron Moore has been here before, and his confidence shows.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It has no new insights on the Cold War, or the Soviets, who remain a faceless, threatening presence off-screen. And its depiction of female astronaut candidates lacks bite.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Sneakily titled and surprisingly engaging, For All Mankind is the dark horse in Apple's first wave of original content.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not that the show can't or shouldn't encompass all those elements. It just has a tendency to let certain plotlines wander, only to resurface them, giving you a moment of, "Oh yeah, that's still happening."

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the most uplifting shows on television

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series is straightforward and Joel Kinnaman ("Altered Carbon") is well-cast as an astronaut, but it's pretty slow to get going.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for For All Mankind: Season 1

  • 1h ago
    This show is going in an amazing direction. Anyone complaining about it's pace haven't adjusted to the new way television is heading, as more of a long movie than a series of somewhat separate shows. This show reminds me of a much better time, where we had strong fundamental ideals and trying to become the best we can be. While our country in real life has progressively gone into a terrible direction filled with corruption on many scales, we're well behind many countries in social policies, helping our citizens find success and happiness, and improving our views of all people being equal as a whole, and if anything, have started going backwards. If this show is heading into the direction I think, we may see something spectacular And inspiring at the end of the first of hopefully many more seasons.
  • 22h ago
    A+! Amazing show, uplifting. Will continue to watch.
  • 2d ago
    Really enjoyed the first 3 episodes. Looking forward to the remainder of the season. Ronald Moore has another hit.
  • 3d ago
    Some shows are so bad you turn them off. But some, some are like a car accident and you keep watching because it's too horrible to turn away from. FAM is like a high school production of Glengarry Glen Ross with all the kids dressed up like adults. Except they're still kids, and you never forget it. This is a real stinker
  • 4d ago
    Halfway through the second episode I wondered to myself, "am I being punked?" I was always into everything space related since I was a kid reading about the Apollo program and have always been a fan of alternative history, so I naturally eager to try Apple+ so that I can check this show out. But after 2 episodes, I can safely say that this show is awful. It is more Days of Our Lives than Apollo 13. From the sappy score, to the gratuitous (and out of place) political messages, this show takes a wonderful premise and turns it into a fluff fest. I am an immigrant, I am pro immigration, but the whole thread about the hopeful migrants crossing the border during the moon mission is just too much. Really? This could have been so good, and on that subject, if you are looking for some truly great alternative fiction, check out the brilliant "The Man in the High Castle" on Amazon Prime.
  • 5d ago
    Inspiring and a truly unique premise. Really high production quality. Great story so far and am loving the characters. Want more !
  • 5d ago
    I'm a huge fan of the alternate history genre especially when set at or near "today". Anyone can envision Aliens/Monsters or post apocalypse scenarios. But, if you change a key element of our past and then tell stories leading moving forward I think it is harder to pull off. And, so far the series has done it. Four episodes in and I think it might just be winner. I like it. If it doesn't get boring, sloppy, or any of the post debut blues I'll come back and bump the last star.
  • 5d ago
    To build a Series for an Alternative History is not easy. You have to start with a slightly small change to the events we know and that goes through the butterfly-effect and consider all the effects coming from it. So far the Series did a very good job, including connecting it to social developments. Future Episode has to show if they can keep up with it. Sometimes too much detail on personal stories, focusing more on the development of the alternative history would be better.
  • 5d ago
    Excellent show! Innovative, interesting, with relatable characters and a believable story. Can't wait to see more!
  • 6d ago
    This is definitely not one to miss. It's slick production, wonderful acting and alternative history storyline is compelling (even if for some critics needs for a faster pace).

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