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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Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
Air date: May 28, 2015
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A police sergeant in the 1960s tries to hunt down cult leader Charles Manson in this crime series.

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Critic Reviews for Aquarius Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (23)

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…
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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!

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The longer the season goes on, the more the two shows seem to completely and totally diverge from each other. And that ultimately does in the show.

Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The show tries to spin for us not only a complex set of characters and scenarios that might have occurred, but also paints a picture of what it must have been like for the young women sucked into Manson's orbit...

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

It's an unusual summer season offering, sometimes unsettling, but worth checking out.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

This one's worth a look, particularly for Duchovny fans or those fascinated by the Manson family.

May 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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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