Review of Aquarius

60 minutes

It's 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, LA Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, "Californication," "The X-Files") starts asking around... an investigation that will put him in a cat-and-mouse game with infamous serial killer Charles Manson.
by RossQ
Sep 4, 2015 2:19PM EDT

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A typically on the nose performance from David Duchovny does little to save this bloated mess from mediocrity.

The thing that's really disappointing about Aquarius is that it has the bare bones of a good show, the problem is that they're clothed in the unnecessary fat of a crime of the week that has little to no bearing on what we're all here for in the first place, the hunt for Manson.

Duchovny and Anthony put in excellent oppositional performances but they're lost in a tide of shallow, unconvincing characters and a plot that seems to want to tell both the story of the Manson family and wax lyrical upon every single social issue of 1960's America.

Ultimately the show ends up not doing much of anything except boring it's audience.


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