ABC’s new series, “The Astronaut Wives Club,” can’t make its mind up if it really wants to be a critical, nuanced fact-based drama concerning the spouses regarding the Mercury Seven astronauts, or “The genuine Housewives of Cape Canaveral.”
Fortunately, there’s sufficient genuine drama in the show, premiering Thursday, June 18, to counterbalance its cheaper moments.
The show was made by Stephanie Savage through the book “The Astronaut Wives Club: a Story that is true Lily Koppel and is in line with the genuine ladies who had been hitched into the nation’s initial seven astronauts.
The names of those room pioneers are recognized to us today: John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan B. Shepard, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper. Into the belated ’50s and very early ’60s, you may have additionally understood the names of these spouses, because NASA ended up being intent on advertising the Mercury Seven and their own families as epitomizing US idealism. Continue reading “The‘Wives that are real of Cape Canaveral”