Critic Consensus: The sporadically gripping Aquarius has intriguing ingredients, even if they're unevenly spread across an often overly familiar police drama.
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as Sam Hodiak
as Brian Shafe
as Charles Manson
as Emma Karn
as Ruben Salazar
as Bunchy Carter
as Charmain Tully
as Susan Atkins
as Ed Cutler
as Ken Karn
as Art Gladner
as Lt. Priore
as Elliot Hillman
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We'll leave it for the experts to decide how much Aquarius fudges the truth. As drama, it's gripping, disturbing, and rewarding.
Every time the show looks like it might wade into ambiguous territory, it snaps back to that dull morality: Manson is a bad man, Hodiak the hero who must hunt him down. It's hard to disagree, but it's also hard to really care.
Aquarius is decently scripted for the most part while also immersing itself convincingly in the counter-culture of those times.
How much of this is based on "fact" and how much is based on baloney? Never explained, but there appears to be enough of the latter to make a generous sandwich.
Audience Reviews for Aquarius: Season 1
Yes, let's make a TV series about Charles Manson. No, it wasn't entirely about Charles Manson but rather about a cop and social justice crap. While being gory and violent, Aquarius suffers from terrible premise and lousy acting, even Duchovny cannot save the day.
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