For All Mankind: Season 1 (2019)


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For All Mankind

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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.



Critic Ratings: 52


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User Ratings: 359

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Air date: Nov 1, 2019

NASA is in a bind because the Soviets landed the first man on the moon in 1969. This is the first story of a 'what if' series.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2019

The director of NASA decides to go against President Nixon's decree, and then has to suffer the fallout for it.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2019

Deke must find and train female astronauts to join the space program and land on the moon.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2019

A training mishap causes the country to question whether to have female astronauts.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

The crew of the Apollo 15 change the landing site to focus on the hunt for ice. The team reach a NASA milestone with the Jamestown landing.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

The FBI amps up its background checks and future missions face significant delays in the wake of an accident on the launchpad.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2019

Ed, Gordo, and Danielle have difficulties with a lengthy Jamestone mission.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

NASA embarks on a Jamestown relief mission. Karen stays at the hospital to hear the news.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2019

A problem in space puts the Apollo 24 and 25 crews at risk.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019

After the S-IVB burns out, the Apollo 24 spacecraft strays significantly from its path. Meanwhile, Ed submits the Russian astronaut to an interrogation.

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Critic Reviews for For All Mankind Season 1

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (20)

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…

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…

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…

Despite my skepticism early on, this particular plot-line in the second half the season hooked me deep.

Aug 12, 2020 | Full Review…

This is an exceptionally strong series, and stands out as a beacon that hope still has its place on television.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

For All Mankind lures you in with familiarity and gives you a thoughtful and nerve-wracking 10 episodes for your commitment.

Dec 30, 2019 | Full Review…

For All Mankind is a flashy prestige series for Apple TV+, especially with the name recognition of someone like Moore behind it. But the finished piece is too overstuffed with ideas - some of which are great! - to do any of them justice

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

When For All Mankind brings us directly into moments of the dangerous, unpredictable and awe-inspiring reality of space travel and the unvarnished lives of the people who made it possible it captures something beautiful.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hopeful enough to be watchable, gritty enough to be engaging and fantastic enough to inspire daydreams, For All Mankind really seems to have the right stuff.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The episodes are inordinately long and the storylines aren't related in any meaningful thematic way. [Full Review in Spanish]

Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This effective series comes to life when it focuses on the training of the future publicists and the development of this unprecedented space race. [Full Review in Spanish]

Nov 15, 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…

Audience Reviews for For All Mankind: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Loved the connection to history and the "what if" nature of the show. Great cinematography and story.
  • Jan 14, 2021
    A surpisingly well written TV Series with the big "what if" of space travel in the 20th century
  • Jan 07, 2021
    Amazing amazing series, great concept, great script, world-class acting, excellent mix of drama and tech/action, even has thrilling moments. Can't wait for S2, it's like waiting for a new season of The Expanse, that's how good this is.
  • Jan 03, 2021
    Refreshing and realistic. Human emotions portrayed by cast seem genuine and moving.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    9.5/10 - The show only has a few flat-spots where they try to drag out or embellish dramatic sub-plots, however overall an incredible show from start to finish. I can't wait to see the next season!
  • Dec 26, 2020
    Absolutely brilliant. So looking forward to the next season. So different to anything that has been done before with stunning visual effects and a likable cast. I only recently got Apple tv but the first 2 shows i have watched ted lasso and for all mankind have really impressed. Keep up the good work. For all mankind is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in space or just anyone looking for a good new show
  • Nov 12, 2020
    'For All Mankind' is fairly clunky through most of the first season. The show develops slowly and the writing and acting is spotty at times, but there are moments where it's fun to watch. There's also a backstory which seems very random and disconnected for most of the first season. Joel Kinnamon does a good job as an actor and carries most of the season. If you like space travel shows it's worth a shot. TBD on the show coming together in season two.
  • Nov 08, 2020
    Not only that is a worthless show, but Apple made a real effort to change the Audience review. Every name here is fake, and almost all of the reviews written by no more than two people. Horrible!
  • Nov 01, 2020
    This is an amazing first season. The acting is superb, the storyline very believable and shows how far the US space program could have gone if we had stuck with the moon exploration strategy. This is one of the best shows ever made!
  • Oct 24, 2020
    Boring, a lot of unrelated dialogues and storylines. I wish it were more sci-fi.

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