Mad Men may be over, but we don't have to leave the 60s thanks to NBC's new period crime drama.
We were lucky enough to get both Aquarius Season 1 Episode 1 and Aquarius Season 1 Episode 2, introducing us to the turbulent world of 1967 Los Angeles.
Though Aquarius has been promoted as a crime drama centered on Charles Manson, there is also an effort to explore the tensions of the times. Generational changes, racial tensions, the peace movement and the politics of the late 60s are all covered. By combining the new trend towards a single crime per season with the more traditional whodunnit format of procedurals, we get a more nuanced depiction of the era.