ABC’s new series, “The Astronaut Wives Club,” can’t make its mind up if it would like to be a significant, nuanced fact-based drama in regards to the wives associated with Mercury Seven astronauts, or “The Real Housewives of Cape Canaveral.”
Fortunately, there’s sufficient genuine drama in the show, premiering Thursday, June 18, to counterbalance its cheaper moments.
The show is made by Stephanie Savage through the book “The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel and it is in line with the genuine ladies who had been hitched towards the nation’s original seven astronauts.
The names of those area pioneers are recognized to us today: John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan B. Shepard, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper. When you look at the late ’50s and very very early ’60s, you have additionally known the names of the spouses, because NASA had been intent on promoting the Mercury Seven and their loved ones as epitomizing US idealism.
The framework for the NASA spin campaign, in “Astronaut Wives Club,” is a story that is exclusive lifestyle magazine in regards to the seven ladies who stand beside — or preferably, one step behind — their heroic husbands.
Max Kaplan (Luke Kirby) is practically embedded using the spouses to publish the storyline. The mastermind of this PR campaign is Duncan Pringle (Evan Handler), in which he has every intention of creating the spouses fit the marketable image of supportive, subservient ladies behind the guys in area. Continue reading →