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‘Aquarius’ Review: The Time Period Plays a Big Role in the Plot

aquarius nbcCharles Manson may be what NBC was hoping would draw you into ‘Aquarius’, but there’s a whole lot more going on.

The time period definitely plays a lot into the storyline. The time is 1967 in L.A. and no one likes the cops. It starts out with the house that had party where Emma (Emma Dumont) went missing at. Sam (David Duchovny) was trying to find out if anyone had seen Emma, but the witness wasn’t willing to corporate and really just wanted Sam to beat him up with witnesses. 

Sam is very creative with the law. Not that I condone his methods, though they are interesting to watch, I don’t blame him. If no one is willing to talk, then you have to find a way to get the truth.

Not even Emma’s father, Ken (Brían F. O’Byrne), is willing to work with the police. And it’s not just because Sam is his wife’s ex. He has a lot of secrets and he even knows the man that has his daughter. He’s not willing to expose his secrets to get his daughter back though. He’s a lawyer, so he gets paid to make secrets go away. 

Sam is an interesting character. He’s not a dirty cop, but he does seem to get the job done at whatever means necessary. He’s got a sorted past with a wife who appears to be an alcoholic and just screwed up their son’s future. Sam is constantly worried about his son that’s in the army, while still trying to do his job. Can he manage everything?

Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) will be our eye candy for the 13 episodes. He’s very cute and fits right into the crowd. Through most of the two-hour premiere he was painted as a young and green cop, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye to this guy. He should be an interesting character to get to know. When you get to see who’s waiting at home for him, it will really open your eyes.

I was very excited to see Claire Holt as Charmain Tully. She didn’t disappoint. I only would have liked to seen more of her. She knows how to play the game already and she’s about to dive into an intense case. She got a little taste of it. You can see from the clips of what’s to come, she’ll be even more involved in the case.

She’s a woman police office in the 1960s and considering the men get no respect, it will be interesting to see how her character navigates her way through the investigation.

The entire series is now available to stream on nbc.com, the NBC app and Hulu for a limited time. You can also catch new episodes on NBC every Thursday at 9/8c. You can also check out the show online if you haven’t seen the premiere episode yet. It’s defiantly worth watching.

So has ‘Aquarius’ hooked you enough to binge watch the entire series?

I don’t know if I’m ready to watch the entire series without stopping, but I am intrigued to see the story unfold.

You Can Binge Watch Claire Holt on ‘Aquarius’ Starting Friday

aquarius nbcClaire Holt is finally becoming human. Starting Thursday she’ll be trading in her fangs for a badge. She’ll be playing a cop on NBC’s ‘Aquarius’.

According to TVLine, Claire, 26, “will play tough-skinned police officer Charmain Tully.”

‘Aquarius’ will star David Duchovny from ‘The X-Files’ as L.A.P.D. Detective Sam Hodiak, chasing after a missing teen.

This won’t be just another cop show though, we go back to 1967 and they’re chasing Charles Manson. While this show does feature the legendary serial killer Manson, according to the NBC website, this is a work of historical fiction that “begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.”

Chasing after Charles should be fun, but the time period makes it an interesting time for Claire’s character Charmain.

In an interview on NBC, Claire said it was exciting to play a character that gets to be “one of the first woman to be given opportunities on the police force and at the forefront of women’s rights.”

Claire said: Charmain is “strong and smart and an independent woman, but she’s living in what is unequivocally a man’s world. She is desperate to be taken seriously.”

This is something Claire is quite familiar with. She was always trying to be taken seriously with Klaus on ‘The Originals’. Klaus always called the shots and she never got what she wanted.

So Claire will be in familiar territory, but in ‘Aquarius’ it sounds like she’ll be breaking more ground than she did with Klaus.

I’ll be missing Claire as Rebekah, but at least we get to see in a very interesting role.

‘Aquarius’ will be 13 episodes and premieres on Thursday, June 28 at 9/8c p.m. on NBC. The network will be trying something different with this series. The full series will be available as of Friday, June 29 on nbc.com.

“With ‘Aquarius’ we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The Wrap. “We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we’re excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen. I appreciate the enthusiasm we’ve gotten from the producers of the show and our partner Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios to launch this series in a new, forward-thinking way.”

This definitely marks the start of a new era. We’ve been binge watching shows on Netflix for years and now we can do it with broadcast television as well. Times are changing and it’s nice to see the networks trying to work with the times and not against them.

According to The Wrap, the show is only available to certain advertisers and the broadcast and VOD platforms will mirror each other. This will result in limited interruption on all platforms.

The show will premiere with a two-hour episode and then the network will release the remaining episodes online the following day. These episodes will be available for a four-week period. ‘Aquarius’ will continue to air one hour episodes every week at 9/8c p.m. on Thursdays.

So we have two options to watch Claire! She doesn’t really appear in the trailer, but hopefully she’ll get plenty of screen time. She is supposed to be a series regular after all.

Here’s Claire talking about her character:

Then check out the trailer to get ready for Thursday:

Claire Holt May Be Trading Fangs for a Cape

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Claire Holt is in consideration for CBS’s ‘Supergirl’.

According to The Wrap, she is one of the actresses testing for the lead role of Kara Zor-El.

Kara is the cousin of Superman and was also born on the planet Krypton. She escaped before the planet was destroyed and has been hiding her powers, but at the age of 24 she decides to embrace them and “the hero she was always meant to be,” The Wrap reported.

Greg Berlanti (‘Green Lantern’, ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’) and Ali Adler (‘Chuck’, ‘No Ordinary Family’) will be writing and executive producing the series. Sarah Schechter (‘Pan’) will also be executive producing, The Wrap said.

Claire has been a very busy girl since she left ‘The Originals’ in season one. Not only is she up for the superhero series, she nabbed a recurring role in NBC’s ‘Aquarius’.

According to TV Guide, the 13 episode miniseries follows an undercover cop (David Duchovny) hunting Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) in the 1960s.

Claire will play young female Officer Charmain Tully, who is trying be taken seriously at the LAPD in the male-dominated world in 1967, E Online reported.

There is no premiere date yet, but check back at the Aquarius website for further updates and Primetime Addiction will also keep you posted.