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Aquarius: Season 1 (2015)




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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A police sergeant in the 1960s tries to hunt down cult leader Charles Manson in this crime series.


David Duchovny
as Sam Hodiak
Grey Damon
as Brian Shafe
Gethin Anthony
as Charles Manson
Emma Dumont
as Emma Karn
James Martinez
as Ruben Salazar
Gaius Charles
as Bunchy Carter
Claire Holt
as Charmain Tully
Ambyr Childers
as Susan Atkins
Chance Kelly
as Ed Cutler
Shaun Duke
as Art Gladner
Clare Carey
as Lucille
Graham Beckel
as Lt. Priore
Evan Arnold
as Elliot Hillman
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Critic Reviews for Aquarius: Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (21)

We'll leave it for the experts to decide how much Aquarius fudges the truth. As drama, it's gripping, disturbing, and rewarding.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

The series' use of the story is both exploitative and ineffectual.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Aquarius is decently scripted for the most part while also immersing itself convincingly in the counter-culture of those times.

May 28, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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.

May 27, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I just finished Aquarius and boy, is my willing suspension of disbelief tired!

June 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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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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