8.1/10 on IMDd (2014-)
Power is the new TV series produced by 50 Cent – and it’s everything I look for to fuel my TV series obsession.
Power is available now on Netflix. There are 3 seasons with season 4 coming out in June 2017.
You have to check out Power, a friend said to me. You can thank me later. Well here’s me thanking you, Xenofon!
Power is fast-paced and seriously addictive.
The show revolves around the life, or double life, of main character “Ghost” James St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick. Big time NY drug dealer by day and money laundering club owner by night, Ghost is torn between his gangster life and the new life he dreams of.
After finding his OG wife Tasha and his best friend and business partner Tommy less than supportive of his new direction, he starts down a path that will leave you watching episode after episode to see how it all goes down.
If the action wasn’t enough, the music and soundtrack is incredible!
Keep your Shazam close by to get the songs. The intro song, Big Rich Town by 50 Cent feat. Joe is a banging tune, with awesome lyrics.
I never took a straight path nowhere, life’s full of twists and turns / Bumps and bruises, I lived, I learned.
It’s one of the few intro songs (shout out to Game of Thrones theme tune) I don’t skip past. Check it.
Finally a note on the nudity.
It’s got an incredible amount of sex scenes, far more than I care to watch. And then they go and show more of 50 Cent than I care to see! Definitely not one to watch with the parents. All the actors signed a nudity clause, which basically means no body doubles, but that didn’t stop 50 Cent from being caught off-guard concerning some graphic scenes involving his, um, aubergine. 50 Cent was not happy at all about the slip, claiming it hadn’t been in the edited version he’d been shown.
And speaking of 50 Cent, after watching his good guy performance in Get Rich or Die Tryin’, his role as hard-core thug Kanan really stood out. Kanan is nothing short of ice-cold and 50 Cent really delivers on bringing this villain to life.