AppleTV+'s series For All Mankind has generally flown under the radar in the pop culture consensus, which is unfortunate considering the first two seasons made for fantastic television.
An alternate history series, For All Mankind explores what might have happened if the USSR beat the United States to the moon and what if the ensuing Space Race never ended. How would humanity progress? How would technology evolve?
The Space Race here has allowed for the advancement of technology at an increased speed, with things like video conferencing becoming the norm even in the 1980s. In addition, the emphasis placed on science and technology successfully allowed humans to combat climate change effectively.
So far, For All Mankind has focused on the moon landings and the establishment of permanent bases by the USSR and USA. It's a new front of the Cold War, and as so much focus is placed on space, historical events in our timeline, such as the Vietnam War, take a backseat in this alternate one.
Unfortunately, season three of For All Mankind, set to premiere on June 10th, fails to capture much of the magic that made the first two entries so great.