Could they have just based the entire series on Helter Skelter? Charlie Manson and the events leading up to the murders was simply fascinating. I do not believe they needed all these fictional characters floating around. The actor playing Manson is riveting and really I could care less about the undercover cop and his drug case.
Actually I do not know if the miniseries Helter Skelter is online but its really good. Based on a book. I wish they took the book and documents about his cult and made that into Aquarius. Actually I think Manson may be the only real character.
I feel like they are Titanicizing the story. Like Titanic which already was a great fascinating real case the movie cluttered the story with fictional folk same with Aquarius.No reason to.