My flight from San Jose landed at 5:15AM yesterday morning. I got home to find out I was locked out. (Long story.) Finally got in at 7AM, laid down to actually sleep (because plane sleep sucks even though I finally bought a plane pillow, which helps immensely). And then when I couldn't sleep though I was bone tired, I watched Saturday night's episode of "Power", then slept til 5PM. That's how much I like this show... though I realized I hate nearly all of the characters.
These are my thoughts on the most recent episode, in no particular order (and you'll only get it if you saw the episode):
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I HATE Lala's character (but love Lala). She's like the stereotype of the single friend who hasn't been in a relationship in forever. But she's ride or die for her girl, just like Tasha is ride or die for Ghost, and I respect that.
For some reason, I don't like Angie anymore. Can't put my finger on it. I think I was ok when she didn't know Jamie was married, but now that she knows and keeps the affair up, eh.... It's the "Olivia Pope" problem. At some point she just starts to seem overall stupid for, as MJB called it, "living in a dream." But Jamie be blowing her back out though... Whooo weeee!!!!!
I don't really like Tasha either, but she doesn't deserve to be cheated on even if her husband's outgrown her. And though limited in outlook, she does have Ghost's best interest at heart. I felt real bad for her when she told her husband, "I won't embarrass you" when they showed up at Stern's house. Oh, and when the white lady asked to touch her hair after dinner, I cringed for her. That was especially weird as Tasha's hair is straight. I thought that only happened with braids and natural hair. Anyway, Tasha's an around-the-way, girl. That scene could have gone a whole lot different. She handled it better than I expected. (I give credit where it's due.) I also felt bad her when she saw Angie. They're worlds apart. She looked defeated in the car, and when she was standing in the mirror evaluating herself like, "why am I not good enough anymore?"
I... feel bad for Ghost. He's torn. Like "Stringer". Too good for one world, not good enough for the other. And struggling and lost. Just can't make a proper decision to save his life and so desperate to be understood and appreciated. If only his mistress could have a "Mary Jane" moment and tell the wife where she needs to step up. Sigh. Tasha would beat the sh-- out of Angie for trying that though. Womp.
Stern's a muthaf***a. Exhibit A: "how do you get the Blacks and Latinos to show up night after night, and behave?" Ghost was mad that Tasha's stepped in to shut down Stern, and I get why, but she made the right call, even if she was doing it for the wrong reasons. She's obsessed with stunting this man's growth.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, the actress who plays "Poz", Angie's sister, is about to be typecast. She plays the exact same character on Orange is the New Black. Jamie Hector aka "Marlo" is also typecast as a drug dealer. He's so good at it though. Great, great actor.
Rolla's murder wasn't as bad as Wallace or Bodie, but it stung some. I think because the actor reminds me of Wiz Khalifa so much and I like Wiz. That and he makes me laugh, especially when he told ol' girl when she got back with his food, he was "gonna put this long nine on ya". There's some joke I'm missing in that 30 sec later, Ghost says something about 10 inches of snow. Honorable mention to that line about going to Miami to get "a got damn tan" and how he stays calling Tommy "Eminem". Bwahaha.
I honestly don't care at all about Angela's investigation. I'm only remotely interested because of how this effects Angela and Jamie and what happens when one of them inevitably discovers what the other one really does for work. Somehow I don't see Angie being Tasha's kind of loyal: ride or die. If only this transfer for Detroit would go through. She's trying to keep the case, not knowing she's blocking her blessing. I'm also amazed that the details of what Angie does for a living never came up. I mean, I know she can't discuss the case, but "I'm a federal investigator" never came up?
My thoughts on Tommy haven't changed since the first episode: "Where they get this wild white boy from?" That said, I actually like him. All the man wants to do is his job. He's committed to Ghost and their business, minus the coke habit. He doesn't listen to Biggie: "never get high on your own supply." I hate his awkward, clepto girlfriend (even before she stole Tasha's earrings). For some reason, I think she's an undercover agent. Just a feeling. Sane people run from people like Tommy, unless you grew up with him.
The lady hitta is gorgeous!
Fiddy's ol' devilish, messy self. He's an ass in life and in this role as "Kanan". I can't separate the two. LOL. I laughed at the big reveal and his smile at the end.
Oh, and the driver? Sean ain't sh***.
I just realized that I strongly dislike or hate all of the characters, but I love this show.
Last thought: the snow throughout the episode was a nice touch. It's either a nod to the characters being in a whirlwind or some sort of "Winter is Coming" nod to GOT aka "the ish is about to hit the fan."
What did you think of Episode 7 of Power??