I'm really loving ABC's summer replacement show, The Astronaut Wives Club. Based on the non-fiction book by Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club chronicles the real lives of the wives of the Mercury Seven Astronauts as they went from Military housewives one minutes to the national stars in the spotlight in the next. NASA makes it clear that the wives' behavior and popularity will have a direct impact on their husband's chances of getting picked to fly missions and snag a place in history. It's a lot of pressure.
|Real Astronaut Wifes on the Left: TV Wives on the Right|
The story and characters are fun and so are the clothes. Because it's based on a real story, it's even more fascinating to watch. Here's a clip from the show:
You can watch Astronaut Wives Club on ABC Thursdays at 8pm. Let's hope this show gets a second season.