For All Mankind gives us a look at an alternate version of the Space Race. What if the Soviets got to the moon first? What would that have meant for the space program in the United States?
Outlander’s Ron D. Moore is the man behind the series. While he’s stepped away from day-to-day showrunner duties, this is still his baby, and it’s clear that his love of sci-fi and space has brought plenty of material to the story.
The fourth season has just premiered on Apple TV+. If you haven’t watched the series before, you likely want to catch up on the series immediately. If you have watched it, you’ll want to jump straight into the season. Now you need to know if this is something for the whole family.
Is For All Mankind suitable for children?
The series is officially rated as a TV-MA show. This means that it’s not designed for those under the age of 18. That being said, other countries have rated the show a little lower. In fact, Canada has given it a 14+ rating, according to IMDb.
So, what does this mean? This could be something that’s worth watching with your older children. Teenagers could benefit from watching a show like this. While it did start as a “what if” should the Soviets have made it to the moon first, it’s touched on a number of other subjects. We’ve seen focuses on getting women into space, a move to Mars, having the first Black woman command a space craft, and much more.
That being said, there are a few reasons why the show has been rated TV-MA. There are some scenes involving mild sexual intimacy and drug/alcohol use. The biggest issue is some of the gore, especially at the end of the second season. You may want to check that out if you have teenagers who are a little more squeamish about things.
For All Mankind is available to stream on Apple TV+.