Drugs, crime and loads of drama is a recipe for some great viewing. And since the beginning of Stan’s Power we’ve constantly been left feeling a bit on edge and unsure of where the highly-acclaimed series would take us next.
For five seasons now we’ve been glued to our screens as James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick has been embroiled in a double life, as Dre has dodged every bullet shot his way and as Kanan has pretty much done as he pleased. I mean, it’s been exhausting.
The high rollers of Power, taking New York and the world by storm with their underworld drug trade
And if you’re anything like us, the cliff-hanger ending pretty much every episode means you’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for more so we can find out not only what happens to our favourite underworld king pins, but whether all the drama between competing family’s will ever be resolved?!
Season six, which will also be the series’ last, has just kicked off with the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of our favourite characters returning, and if you haven’t gotten on board already, we’re here to tell you why you need to get into Power, STAT.
And even if you are up to date, all your binging dreams have come true because you can now revisit your favourite moments by streaming seasons 1-5 on Stan in 4k. Strap in.
1. The Power struggle is REAL
We’re all for a Hollywood bromance and the one between main characters Ghost and Tommy fulfils every fantasy. There’s love, hate and everything in between.
Throughout the series, they’ve betrayed each other as much as they’ve been each other’s saviours, and with so many twists in their friendship, we need a spreadsheet to keep track of where they’re at.
What we do know though, is if they keep fighting at the rate they are, we won’t be turning off the TV anytime soon.
Friends or foes? Tommy and Ghost have some trying times throughout the series with the two breaking up and making up more times than we can count
2. 50 Cent is the producer of dreams
50 Cent is no only the Executive Producer of the series, but he also stars as Kanan Stark, a fellow drug dealer and mentor to the rising kings of the underworld.
We’ve seen him go through a lot in Power, feuding with everyone from his friends to his enemies and even the odd near death storyline.
Pretty gutsy to toy with the idea of killing off your own character, right? But such is the nature of Power where not even the EPs character is safe – and we couldn’t be more about it.
Kanan, played by 50 Cent brings loads of drama, lies and power plays to the series with nothing and no one getting in his way to glory
3. New York, New York
Could there be a better setting for high rolling drug traffickers than New York City? Yeah, we don’t think so either.
The bright lights of the Big Apple allow for some pretty shifty drug deals, some epic show downs between friends turned foes and some unbelievable backstabbing.
Secrets and lies are a key theme in Power, and Angela is no stranger to a bit of drama causing her a few problems throughout the series
You’ll be hooked on Power from the get go just for the city of dreams, because if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, right? Well our favourite tough guys think so anyway.
4. Everyone is always trying to legitimise their lives?
You’ll get used to this. Many of the characters go through moments of doubt, especially Ghost who always seems to be internally battling with whether to become the good guy and legitimise his business ventures, or remain the bad guy making us feel like we’re on a hamster wheel of a never ending plot line.
But all the internal dialogue and the pending implosion of so many characters is enough reason to watch in itself, because we’re all just here for the #drama.
Will he won’t he? Internal battles are central to the series, especially Ghost who is constantly grappling with whether or not to be a stand up citizen or continue on the path of crime
5. Relationship mind-map
When it comes to relationships, we all enjoy a good love story, and Power has it all. A broken marriage, a former flame, a tawdry affair, illegal activities and some (very) steamy sex scenes.
Oh boy, there’s a lot going on. But perhaps avoid watching on your morning commute as some scenes are definitely not fit for public spaces.
So get a glass of wine, tuck in and have the pen and paper handy to map out who is breaking up, making up, who used to date each other and who wants to date each other now. Make sure to pay attention.
Heartbreak, happiness and love triangles are central to Power and one woman who experiences all three is Keisha as she pines for the love of another character… But who?
6. There’s something for everyone
Power really has covered all bases. From the lies, relationship woes and hierarchy struggles to the family feuds and underworld drug trade, everyone will be on the edge of their seats.
Season six may have just started, and our minds are already racing to conclusions but there is so much drama to be had before you get there and if you haven’t yet indulged in the series everyone is talking about – get home and get streaming.