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Aquarius 

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A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Duchovny ...  Sam Hodiak 26 episodes, 2015-2016
Grey Damon ...  Brian Shafe 26 episodes, 2015-2016
Gethin Anthony ...  Charles Manson 26 episodes, 2015-2016
Emma Dumont ...  Emma Karn / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2016
Claire Holt ...  Charmain Tully 24 episodes, 2015-2016
Chance Kelly ...  Detective Ed Cutler 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Ken Karn 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Ambyr Childers ...  Sadie / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Michaela McManus ...  Grace Karn 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Whitney Rose Pynn ...  Minnie 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Milauna Jackson ...  Kristin Shafe 16 episodes, 2015-2016
David Meunier ...  Roy Kovic 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Jodi Harris ...  Opal 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Spencer Garrett ...  Hal Banyin 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Chris Sheffield ...  Walt Hodiak 11 episodes, 2015-2016
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Los Angeles, 1967. Welcome to the Summer of Love. Aquarius stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real life cult leader Charles Manson in the years before he masterminded the most notorious killings of a generation, the Tate-LaBianca murders. A small time but charismatic leader with big plans, Manson has begun to build up his "family", recruiting vulnerable young men and women to join his cause. Teaming up with a young cop who will help him infiltrate Manson's circle, Hodiak is forced to see things through the questioning eyes of someone who came of age amongst the current anti-establishment counterculture. Edgy, addictive and visually stunning, the Age of Aquarius is here.

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Murder. Madness. Manson. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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"Healter Skelter" is written on the fridge at the LaBianca murder house. Helter Skelter was a song on the Beatles 'White Album'. See more »

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Sam Hodiak: [sarcastic] Aaaaw you are hurting my feelings, you know me so well.
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couldn't get into it
29 May 2015 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

There are some shows that don't really click with you. They can be well filmed, they can be well acted, but you just can't get enthusiastic about them. For me, Aquarius is one of those series.

There were things that started putting me off right away. The cinematography was slick but uninteresting. And I love 60s music, but I'm a little tired of this idea that you have to have people constantly listening to all the coolest songs from the 60s.

I didn't find most of the characters interesting, including Manson. I admit, Manson is tough, in that it's possible he really was kind of uninteresting but good at talking to particularly dumb girls, but to me he seems transparent and that makes his success puzzling.

For me, the only real bright spot was Grey Damon as an undercover cop. His scenes were all good, and I enjoyed the banter between Damon and Duchovny (although the rest of the time I found Duchovny flat).

I think this series is well enough made that there are people who will really like it, but I felt restless within the first 10 minutes and nothing in the rest of the first episode pulled me in after that. So I'll skip it.


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