Something strange happened to me during the quarantine. I got bored and checked out Apple TV's "For All Mankind". I knew about it before but dismissed it as some silly "Astronaut Wives Club" style soap opera.
It started off slow but once it got into space I could ignore all the ridiculous soap opera.
Thanks to this show I find the history of real spaceflight much more interesting than any sci fi universe. That includes Mass Effect. After finishing the first season I dived into "The Right Stuff", "Apollo 13", and "First Man".
I think the Saturn V is the most beautiful machine humanity has even built!
Perhaps a realistic astronaut show would draw in more mainstream TV viewers than a sci fi space opera.