The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Astronaut Wives Club relies on poorly paced storylines and clichéd characters, both used in service of a fact-based narrative that would have been better served in a more serious context.

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Episodes

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Air date: Jun 18, 2015
2
Air date: Jun 25, 2015
3
Air date: Jul 2, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 9, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 16, 2015
6
Air date: Jul 23, 2015
7
Air date: Jul 30, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 6, 2015
9
Air date: Aug 13, 2015
10
Air date: Aug 20, 2015

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Cast

Joanna Garcia
as Betty Grissom
Yvonne Strahovski
as Rene Carpenter
Dominique McElligott
as Louise Shepard
Azure Parsons
as Annie Glenn
Odette Annable
as Trudy Cooper
Erin Cummings
as Marge Slayton
Desmond Harrington
as Alan Shepherd
Zoe Boyle
as Jo Schirra
Bret Harrison
as Gordo Cooper
Wilson Bethel
as Scott Carpenter
Kenneth Mitchell
as Deke Slayton
Joel Johnstone
as Gus Grissom
Sam Reid
as John Glenn
Aaron McCusker
as Wally Schirra
Evan Handler
as Duncan Porter
Luke Kirby
as Max Kaplan
Antonia Bernath
as Susan Borman
Haley Strode
as Jane Conrad
Alexa Havins
as Pat White
Elaine Carroll
as Harriet Eisele
Ryan Doom
as Donn Eisele
Holley Fain
as Marilyn Lovell
Nora Zehetner
as Marilyn See
Matt Lanter
as Ed White
William McNamara
as Robert Kennedy
Catherine Dent
as Beverly Davis
Ray Fisher
as Captain Edward Dwight
Jon Abrahams
as Frank Borman
Blake Lee
as Young Man
Jimmy Deshler
as Marty Schirra
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Critic Reviews for The Astronaut Wives Club Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

Of necessity, the story is so rushed, the characters so carelessly brush-stroked, that what should be climactic -- the first manned spaceflight -- feels incidental, almost blase.

Jun 16, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It wouldn't be the last time a summer show on network TV won viewers over with modest ambitions and likeable characters.

Jun 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Now that there is an actual Mad Men void to be filled, The Astronaut Wives Club might attract a few mourners desperate to continue wallowing in a well-dressed, pre-feminist America. For the rest of us, the show has little to offer.

Jun 19, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Though it doesn't fly us to the moon, the series is a good space filler in the early summer doldrums.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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The biggest culprit is the stilted writing.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

TV viewers looking for an entertaining, retro-cool soap opera should certainly sample the series, a lively mixture of relationship drama and female bonding.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

By the end of the series, only one or two storylines make much of an impact.

Oct 17, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

... the series is a jumble of obligatory themes and half-baked characterizations cribbed from other shows to form something that feels simultaneously overstuffed and underwritten.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The Astronaut Wives Club is a black hole of monotonous characters and stale writing and does absolutely nothing to represent the teetering excitement and dread that the show's true-life events caused across the world.

Jun 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

The Astronaut Wives Club turns out to be pretty fun stuff, an engaging drama with a bit of soap and a sheen of history.

Jun 15, 2015 | Full Review…

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