Season #: 3, 2, 1

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Jun 9, 2022
    "Mankind" is the most thoughtful and thought-out show on TV, so nuanced and exquisite that you forget where and when you're living and who’s president. It’s in a class all its own; it’s a new frontier of just how good TV can be.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 6, 2022
    Reality and fantasy thus continue to collide in thrilling fashion in this revisionist drama, arguably the finest on television, whose out-of-this-world speculative fiction proves as intriguing and nuanced as its diverse characters are inspiring.
  3. Reviewed by: Alyse Wax
    Jun 9, 2022
    For All Mankind is a fascinating, underrated show that offers science-fiction/alternate history on top of great storylines, strong characters, and well-written episodes. It all works together seamlessly without feeling like storylines are being sacrificed in the name of spectacle. If you liked the first two seasons, the third keeps up the momentum.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    Jun 9, 2022
    “For All Mankind” is simply one of the best things on TV. Aside from being uncomfortably prescient — the Russia/U.S. tensions induce cold shivers of recognition — it balances what might be with what is, mixing the not-all-that-fantastic with well-grounded human drama. Prepare for blast off.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 8, 2022
    At its best — which it still so often is — For All Mankind is able to present so many different, exciting movies at the same time that the missteps stick out more than they would on a series not trying to do as much, let alone as widely capable. By heading to Mars, FAM is reaching further than ever — a reach that sometimes exceeds its grasp, even as it’s a lot of fun to see them try.
  6. Reviewed by: Meghan O'Keefe
    Jun 6, 2022
    For All Mankind Season 3 delivers more of what made its excellent Season 2 so thrilling. ... If there’s one spot, though, where For All Mankind Season 3 might frustrate viewers, it’s the resurrection of one of the most contested storylines in the show’s run. By the end of Episode 8, however, I could see where the writers were going with this story and its conflicted main player. ... Overall, For All Mankind is just freaking good TV.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 10, 2022
    If you have been on board already, season three proves as addictive as season two, albeit slightly more heightened because the technology of this timeline’s 1990s is advanced beyond space-faring technology then or now.
  8. Reviewed by: Alison Stine
    Jun 13, 2022
    The show has learned from the mistakes of its first season, which had a very slow start. The initial episode of the current season feels as heart-pumping as a blockbuster action movie.
  9. 80
    More than once, I was frustrated by season three — frustrated enough to resort to all-caps yelling to anyone who could listen. Even still, there are few shows I’ve enjoyed more this year and few finales I’ve looked forward to more than this one, and despite those frustrations, I still vastly prefer the show’s impulse to dig into the painful places rather than to skitter around on superficials.
  10. Reviewed by: Ed Power
    Jun 10, 2022
    This, then, is long-form drama on a grand scale and, with Kinnaman and the rest of the cast displaying an assured grip on their characters, one that never loses sight of the human stories that lie beyond the technobabble. After two seasons of relative obscurity, maybe it is time an unheralded masterpiece finally achieves blast-off.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jun 9, 2022
    “For All Mankind” excels in all the ways a space-pioneer drama needs to, including precision-ratcheted tension and white-knuckle flight maneuvers. But its secret fuel source is that blue-sky hopefulness.
  12. Reviewed by: Tara Ariano
    Jun 8, 2022
    For All Mankind remains competence porn of the highest order — and the best show you’re probably not watching.
  13. Reviewed by: Maggie Fremont
    Jun 6, 2022
    Season 3 feels even more ambitious, and at times more meandering, than the two that came before it. For most shows, the race to Mars would be the entire season, but for one as bold as For All Mankind, getting to the Red Planet is only half the drama.
  14. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Jun 15, 2022
    The show also goes small, depicting how national expectations roil the lives of those on the inside. While this dimension of the series isn't as strong as its alt-history, this is still a project by Ronald D. Moore, who set the space opera standard with the revival of Battlestar Galactica.
  15. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Jun 6, 2022
    Plenty of Season 3 moments arise from certain characters’ stubbornness to relinquish the past and embrace a new set of possibilities with fresh people at the lead. “For All Mankind” still manages to be a compelling, propulsive show, even if it often falls prey to that same idea.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. Aug 4, 2022
    Yes, the show is woke. But the bigger issue is that it is just plain slow and unexciting, with characters that are hard to get invested in.Yes, the show is woke. But the bigger issue is that it is just plain slow and unexciting, with characters that are hard to get invested in. And fans of science fiction won't see much (or any) science fiction. For example, in S3, of all the things that could possibly happen to a crew on Mars, a landslide is probably one of the least interesting. It's as if at every turn, the writers ask themselves "which is the most boring option?" and go with that. It's a pity because the premise was a potentially cool one. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Seasons 1 and 2 are both excellent, believable revisionist's visions of what "could" have happened if the race to space of the Soviet Union and the US had gone differently. After a first few episodes of season 3, I'm devastated that this show has taken a turn for the ridiculous. To go from a slowly progressing presence on the moon with reasonably increasing rate of technology to a giant floating space hotel that we're going to fly to Mars in less than 20 years from the first moon landing is not even remotely feasible. And the soap opera direction of the Danny slash Karen story line is a real drag on what little drama there is left. Season 3 is a massive misfire so far. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Oh man.. what a total letdown this season was.. I thought the first two seasons were great.. Season 3 is so terribly written it made me want to gag. Highlights include dude stomping on a toy puppy on Mars for dramatic effect. Ugly little brother somehow stumbling into a conspiracy group. Just don't watch it.. this show ended with season 2 for me and it was a great show while it lasted. Full Review »