Season #: 2, 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Alexis Gunderson
    Feb 18, 2021
    There’s a lot more going on in the second season of For All Mankind than the issue of guns on the moon, of course—as it did in its first season, the series continues to excel at balancing its sprawling ensemble of characters, all of whom are driven by a dizzying array of motivations, with the precise textural demands of a well-dressed period piece.
  2. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 19, 2021
    But For All Mankind's biggest, most daring choices aren't really what stick with you, in the end, because where the show really sings is in the details — there are moments scattered throughout the whole season that will electrify your brain and break your heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Tara Ariano
    Feb 22, 2021
    The show works as well as it does because it understands the deepest roots of American identity, good and bad—and its exploration of what is inevitable and what isn’t is what makes For All Mankind such a fascinating watch.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Feb 11, 2021
    The characters feel more specific and three-dimensional now, which in turn makes the long swaths focusing on interpersonal dynamics more interesting than they were a season ago.
  5. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Feb 18, 2021
    Although its imagination occasionally stalls, the second season of For All Mankind eventually comes together to offer a thrilling journey through sci-fi drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Feb 22, 2021
    There’s rarely a time in “For All Mankind” where these big swings are unwelcome, but the show still has a little more to go before all its storytelling tools are calibrated to deliver the kind of imagination it so clearly (and, often, thankfully) has.
  7. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Feb 25, 2021
    Thankfully, we're in good company even when grounded in tedious soap opera. [1-14 Mar 2021, p.9]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Feb 24, 2021
    Fantastic Sci-Fi / alternate history show - I would say it's up there with The Expanse as the best Sci-Fi on TV right now. Reminds me ofFantastic Sci-Fi / alternate history show - I would say it's up there with The Expanse as the best Sci-Fi on TV right now. Reminds me of Apollo 13, but with a whole new set of Apollo missions to go wrong!

    Shame it is massively underrated because it's only on Apple TV+ and there is the perception that it is all about social justice issues from people who haven't watched it (it's not).

    If you haven't seen it, the first 3 episodes of season 1 are a bit slow, but it really picks up after that.
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