Originally Posted by Master Zik
I actually watched a few eps of Aquarius today and they were good for another cop show but set in a specific period; 1967.
If anything the writers play it smart by using Duchovny's talents and writing his character to his strengths. Shows about the rise of Charlie Manson and this one unit that crosses paths with him with one detective really going after him. Obviously some of this stuff is based on actual events.
After the first ep though I felt it hard to believe that this Manson dude wasn't simply caught or killed with the quickness. Writer's manage to jam in other stuff to pad for time and I guess to reflect the actual events due to police incompetence or being preoccupied with other stuff (crime sprees, killing sprees, Black Panthers).
I do feel they pushed it with everything they tried to put in to the show. It has the grizzled cynical noirish detective trying to get justice, the younger undercover cop that's in some ways a Serpico rip, the females dealing with sexism in the work place and lack of respect, gay ppl in the closet, racism, etc. I felt they really went hard with the whole Vietnam and it's corrupt war dealings in Cambodia/son is going to commit treason subplot though.
Okay show all in all.
All your reviews, of any show, any movie, anything, are the same.
You beat the movie/show down, prove how dumb the direction of it is in comparison to how you would have done it.
Then you give a small praise.
You beat the cast down, expel their validity in said project.
Then you give small praise for a role they performed well in.
You beat the execution down, because it was was was was.....
Bruh, you remind me of that broad in "Birdman" that was going to give Keaton's character a bad review just because, on GP/General Principle.