The “Power” run is really over and new spin-off series are officially on deck. However, not all viewers are ready to continue the adventure and there’s a few key reasons people are turned off to keeping their STARZ subscriptions.
Big Facts: According to reports, some people had big issues with “Power” making viewers wait months before its final episodes premiered.
The finale leaked weeks before it aired, and many Power fans have been complaining about it ever since. Many called it “underwhelming” and felt like it didn’t have any suspense or action. They also felt like the last five episodes after the mid-season finale was “pointless” as “they literally took a storyline that could’ve been shown in one quality episode and divided it into five bulls**t episodes throwing filler content in each.” Additionally, in every episode, they included things the viewers already saw. Although they were from different perspectives and added a little more information, several fans felt like it wasn’t necessary. (Cheat Sheet)
High-Key Details: Some people took an issue with Tariq St. Patrick ultimately taking out his dad in the series finale.
When it comes to Tariq as the shooter, many viewers thought making him “the new Ghost” came off as “forced and unbelievable.” Additionally, some didn’t like the fact that Tariq came out on top despite getting his sister killed, setting up his Uncle Tommy, and murdering his father as he still got into a great college and has a lot of money waiting for him if he meets the conditions. One fan pointed out the Power team had a great concept with Tariq killing Ghost, especially after what his father sacrificed so his son wouldn’t follow in his footsteps, but felt it was poorly executed. (Cheat Sheet)
Wait, There’s More: Details surrounding the upcoming “Power” spin-off shows and its key characters have surfaced online.
Along with the previously announced “Power Book II: Ghost,” the premium cabler has also commissioned “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence,” and “Power Book V: Force.” “Raising Kanan” is a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark. “Influence” will follow Rashad Tate in his pursuit of political power. “Force” centers on Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. Larenz Tate will reprise his role as Rashad Tate in “Influence,” while Joseph Sikora will return as Tommy for “Force.” (Variety)
Before You Go: This past weekend, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp talked about what fans should expect when actress Mary J. Blige stars in the upcoming “Power Book II: Ghost” series.
It really is a continuation. It picks up 72 hours after the end of Power Book I, and it pushes you right into what happens next. I mean, there’s Mary, there’s Method Man and there’s a very complicated and interesting framework that we’re dealing with But, a lot of what was in the original Power, which is the idea of being torn between two worlds, is there.