FOR ALL MANKIND season two begins with a time jump to 1983 where we witness a group of astronauts at Jamestown moon base singing DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this is some ominous foreshadowing as there will be plenty to worry about and EVERY LITTLE THING will not be alright.
Instead of focusing on the much more exciting moon, the season crash lands back on Earth. NASA’s new leader, Margo Madison (Wrenn Schmidt) does her best Aaron Sorkin “Walk and Talk” impersonation as she catches audiences up on what has happened since we last checked-in on the space program. There are also some big updates on the homefront for Edward (Joel Kinnaman) and Karen (Shantel VanSanten) Baldwin. Instead of getting into those details, the show decides to do an awkward spaghetti dinner with exposition that’s thrown against the wall and doesn’t stick.
Luckily, we don’t stay on Earth for long as the story fuels its way back to the moon where a solar flair action finale leads to one of the most thrilling segments on the show to date. This sequence’s gravitational pull will suck audiences into wanting to find out what happens next. I can’t wait to get onboard another Apollo ship for episode two’s blast off.
It’s available on Apple TV Plus.