ABC’s new series, “The Astronaut Wives Club,” can’t make its mind up if it would like to be a serious, nuanced fact-based drama in regards to 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 is made by Stephanie Savage through the book “The Astronaut Wives Club: a Story that is true Lily Koppel and it is in line with the genuine ladies who had been hitched to your nation’s initial seven astronauts.
The names of the area pioneers are recognized to us today: John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan B. Shepard, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper. Within the belated ’50s and very very early ’60s, you may have additionally understood the names of the spouses, because NASA had been intent on advertising the Mercury Seven and their loved ones as epitomizing American idealism. Continue reading The real ‘Wives’ of Cape Canaveral