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The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (2015)



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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This adaptation of Lily Koppel's novel tells the story of the wives of 1960s astronauts.


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
Geoffrey Pierson
as Jim Matthis
Ray Fisher
as Captain Edward Dwight
Jon Abrahams
as Frank Borman
Sam Daly
as Henry
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 (15)

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.

June 16, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It wouldn't be the last time a summer show on network TV won viewers over with modest ambitions and likeable characters.

June 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.

June 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.

June 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The biggest culprit is the stilted writing.

June 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.

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

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