Parents' Guide to

For All Mankind

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intriguing historical fiction space drama has cursing, sex.

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age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Fun but flawed show has cursing

Episode 1: VIOLENCE: None, several people are thought to be killed and reckless behavior is shown throughout such as scenes where drunken men throw glass bottles at walls, race fast through the road. LANGAUGE: "F*ck" is used 2 times, "Shit" is used infrequently also along with "goddamn", "hell". Language is never used frequently. ALCHOHAL/DRUG/TABACCO USE: Men get drunk, act reckless. Drinking and getting drunk are a big part of the episode. SEXUAL CONTENT/NUDITY: A woman is shown getting dressed non-sexually with no nudity or explicit angles. Mild and brief suggestive jokes are subtly said, which will fly over young kids heads. OVERALL: 12+

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Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 12+

Decent but flawed what-if drama that borders on soapy

This is a pretty ok show. I’m watching it with my 13 year old and she is bananas for it. The women astronauts and engineers are uniformly amazing. The housewives, not so much. Some of the drama can get a bit soapy. There is an infidelity. As for age appropriateness, I don’t see anything a 12 year old couldn’t handle. There is no blood and gore as the other review freaks out about. It’s a painting and it’s fairly cartoonish. The adults are expressing their fears with it. There are some graphic scenes of the holocaust in episode 2. There is no sex in it, just the aftermath. If naked backs and one bit of side boob bothers to then you should pass. Later in the show (spoiler) a child dies. It’s a bit ham-handed, but traumatic none the less. However, you never actually see the boy or his accident. It’s only discussed. All in all this is a good show for inspiring girls and showing boys how to except girls as equals, and occasionally superiors. Also has good messages regarding never passing up a good opportunity, no matter how hard the work.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This well-written, well-produced series presents an intriguing alternative history of space exploration, the impact of which reaches beyond space travel and geopolitical politics. Much of the story is told from the point of view of fictional characters, but the world feels authentic thanks to the use and manipulation of archival news footage, and the insertion of seemingly unrelated, real-life historic events. Some of these occasions play out as they did in real life, but others change as a result of the Soviet's lead in the space race, making the show all the more compelling. Adding to this is the show's nod at some contemporary issues, including the slowly evolving role of women in the sciences, government budget cuts, and the connection between immigration and the American Dream. Even if you're not a fan of space stuff, For All Mankind is an absorbing drama that delivers some smart entertainment.

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