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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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Series cast summary:
...  Sam Hodiak 26 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Brian Shafe 26 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Charles Manson 26 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Emma Karn / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Charmain Tully 24 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Detective Ed Cutler 23 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Ken Karn 22 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Sadie / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Grace Karn 21 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Minnie 18 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Kristin Shafe 16 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Roy Kovic 16 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Opal 13 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Hal Banyin 11 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Walt Hodiak 11 episodes, 2015-2016


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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28 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Charles Manson's favorite album was the Beatles 'White Album'. See more »


Sam Hodiak: [sarcastic] Aaaaw you are hurting my feelings, you know me so well.
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A Truly Superb Series of Epic Proportions
29 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

An original, sprawling, epic television event and as riveting a mini- series ever produced for television. The story is engrossing and the period atmosphere precise and overwhelming. The writing is absolutely superb, sometimes even brilliant. Among the many elements that make this such a special event is the cinematography. It recalls film noir and still captures the color and off kilter tones of the 60's. The acting is uniformly excellent, with David Duchovny giving a stunning performance as the detective, Hodiak. It is stellar work and deserving of an Emmy nomination at least. In fact, there is little that isn't award worthy in Aquarius. Intense, fascinating, and utterly enthralling, this is television at its very finest.

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