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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John McNamara
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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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USA

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English

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28 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Era Wodnika See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Episode titles during the first season were taken from song titles from the 1960s. Episode titles in the second season were taken from 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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If you weren't there, don't make movies about the Sixties
2 September 2016 | by Em SojournerSee all my reviews

I lived through the Sixties as a young woman. The dialogue in Aquarius is ridiculous. None of us talked that way - especially not with Valley Girl accents. The writers have used contemporary teen talk, made-up cop insults and the worst of Jim Morrison's yowling poetry. The costumes are absurd - the writers seem to think that all you have to do to create a hippie character is give them dirty and ragged clothes. The clash with the cops is ludicrous - nobody used the insults the mob shouts. Not only weren't the hippies all white, many of us were older. Many of us believed in and worked at building a viable counter-culture. As for Manson - who seems to have become an object of juvenile fascination - he was singular. There were serious communes all over the States. All in all, miss this shoddy piece of exploitation. If you want to know what it was like being a hippie, find an old hippie and ask them.


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