Like its Thursday-night companion, Hannibal (which returns for a third season next week), Aquarius takes a big risk with its central antagonist, setting him up as a charismatic operator with good taste and artistic ambition. Unlike Hannibal Lecter, however, Charles Manson is a real person who committed real murders, so Aquarius is on shakier ground there. Watch as TV Club’s own buddy cop team, Erik Adams and Joshua Alston, investigate The Case of the Handsome Manson and other Aquarius mysteries, like “How much money can a music supervisor spend within the first five minutes of a pilot?” and “Is that Smash Williams from Friday Night Lights?”

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