Thursday, May 28, 2015
"Aquarius" on NBC: a prequel to the Manson murders
NBC’s new series “Aquarius” started Thursday night with a 2-hour pilot, “Everybody’s Been Burned”, directed by Jonas Pate.
The premise is that back in the late 1960s, an LA cop Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) works with another undercover cop Brian Shafe (Gray Damon) to locate a missing teen. Shafe is supposed to look like a hippy but looks pretty attractive by today’s ideas. So does Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony), who seems rather commanding, and it is shocking to contemplate what he’ll do later.
The script does refer to some of the issues of the time, like draft dodging and even desertion when in the Army.
The official site is here. NBC says the entire series will be placed online May 29.