Last week I stated, “I’ve decided to abandon this show and not return for season three.” I am now eating my words as FOR ALL MANKIND has returned from “triage” to be riveting appointment TV.

All of the chess pieces that have been painfully slow to set up throughout the season finally pay off. From Karen’s consequences of being a “Karen,” Gordo’s redemption, and the Russian’s reaction to the US blunder. It’s an action-packed dramatic addition that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat.

Creator Ronald D Moore has said he envisions FOR ALL MANKIND to be a more realistic STAR TREK. He takes that bold promise one step further by literally quoting and mentioning the classic episode TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON. The armageddon that comes is unexpected and ends on a perfect cliffhanger leading up to next week’s season finale.

An unnamed character states, “people crave drama more than the truth.” I am glad that FOR ALL MANKIND is leaning into this by moving away from the silly suburban truths and into the space drama that people crave.

Houston, we have lift-off on Apple TV+ again!

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

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