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Review: Power Series Finale Is Disappointing

I have no more hate to give to Tariq anymore… nigga simply disgusts me.

Ghost, Tommy, Angie, Saxe, and everyone who laid the solid foundation at the start of the show deserved better than this resolution we got. Ghost deserved better than Tasha and Tariq.

Rather than marry a wife like Tasha and have a son like Tariq, I’d rather die a monk.

Tueh!

I really hoped the season finale would have, at least, one more trick up its sleeve; apparently, it didn’t. It was a straight-forward, annoying in some parts, weak resolution to six-years of storytelling.

Who do they think will watch whatever bigger trash they’ve got planned with the spin-off?

PS: That epilogue of Jamie, Tommy, and Angie back in 1996 would have had a more fitting punch if only they’d gotten better actors. Sorry Carl Gallagher.

5 Actors You Forgot Were In Queen Latifah’s ‘Beauty Shop’

Whenever you think Beauty Shop, it’only normal you think Queen Latifah. The 2005 female-led follow up to the smash hit, Barber Shop (2002), wasn’t as critically successful as many hoped it’d be, but it has been a symbol of resilience, hard work, and women empowerment in the hearts of some people.

Since it was released a long ago it’s not uncommon to have forgotten some of the actors who appeared either in a starring role or a cameo.

Here are five actors you might’ve forgotten were in Beauty Shop. Let’s see who you still remember, from the least shocking to the one I’m almost certain you don’t remember.


5. Alicia Silverstone

Many won’t remember the one-time Batwoman was a lead character here. The confidence of a female relative of Batman was missing in this movie, so no one would really blame you if you couldn’t connect the dots.

Alicia was most recently seen in The Lodge, an American-British horror film.


4. Alfre Woodard

Before joining Disney as Mariah Stokes in Luke Cage and Sarabi in Lion King, Woodard pranced around Gina’s beauty salon as the sarcastic Ms. Josephine. She was a joy to watch here.

Alfre can currently be found on Apple TV’s See.


3. Djimon Hounsou

Blood Diamond and Guardians of the Galaxy are movies Mr. Hounsou portrayed villainy like he was born for it. But watch him cozy up to Ms. Latifah and you’d almost swear he was also born to be a lover boy.

Djimon will star in next year’s The King’s Man and A Quiet Place.


2. Kevin Bacon

As Jorge the nasty boss, Kevin Bacon is almost unrecognizable in this movie.

Kevin can be found on the first season of Showtime’s City on a Hill.


1. Omari Hardwick

Ultimately, the biggest surprise here is Omari Hardwick aka James St. Patrick aka Ghost. Who would’ve ever thought that years later puny Byron who got knocked unconscious by a punch would go on to be the worst drug lord in the entire New York distro? Thank you Power for giving this hunk a chance to show the world what he really got.

Last we checked, Omari was falling down the height at Truth. Power returns January for what promises to be an explosive final half.

Power: Who Shot Ghost?

Ghost is one selfish, self-centered, delusional motherfucker yet, after this episode, I can’t help but feel bad for him. This was one heck of a midseason finale, Power! (S06E10)Probably to prep us for that not-so-shocking cliffhanger, the bulk of this lengthy episode was hellbent on getting us to hate Ghost. I mean, who does all these in one episode:1. Telling Tasha that she can finally go be Ms. Green. “I release you from our marriage, ” Ghost said. A classic example of ‘use and dump’.2. He couldn’t stop glibbing and listen to what Rashad had to say. If he had, maybe things wouldn’t have ended the way they did for him.3. Talking down on Dre and setting him up to be arrested. Come on, Ghost. WTF?! You should’ve known better than to house a slippery villain like Dre.4. “I don’t need you, Tommy. But you need me!” Really?5. Trying to get Tariq to confess to his crimes. I honestly didn’t see that coming.This is a whole different Ghost than the one we met at the beginning of the show. Here’s a man who’s finally gotten everything he ever wanted in life. But for a man alone, he went about the gloating all wrong and made so many enemies within a short period of time. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when he got shot.Seen the episode yet? Who do you think shot Jamie out of these lot? Paz, Rashad, Tommy, Tariq, Dre, Saxe, Tasha?


EXTRAS:Ghost talking to Raina’s grave that he’s been thinking about her every day, hour, and minute; but we all know that’s a lie because he couldn’t posaihly have been thinking about her while fucking Angela?There wasnt enough Tommy in this episode, I’m sad.I really hoped Saxe would do us a favor amd shoot himself. That would’ve been a season high for me.


Power returns January 5, 2020.Follow @RinzyReviews on Instagram for more movie updates.

Power: Tasha Wants To Teach Tariq The Drug Game

Tasha has to be the world’s coolest mom now, right? Imagine how the world would be if every mother out there gave into their innermost yearning to see their child happy by giving them exactly what they wanted irrespective of its legality in the country and the child’s soul?

I guess you’re cringing right about now, but that’s exactly what Tasha just agreed to do with Riq in last week’s episode (S06E07). She’s promising to make him better than Ghost ever was, and I just can’t deal.

I can’t even figure out where Tasha learnt the game that much. Yeah, I know the show keeps talking about how good she, Ghost, and Kanan were back in the days, but they’ve also done a poor job making her a believable Drug Lord-ess as much as they did with the other top-guns in the Power-verse.

There’s reports about a Power spin-off in the works, maybe this is how they intend to carry on the show’s legacy, with Tariq St. Patrick. Poor choice if you ask me because people will never learn to love this kid even if he goes full-blown gangstar and has all the juicy TV sex in the world like his father.

It’s a lost cause Courteny Kemp. Abort!

Power: Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, And Keisha All Work Together To Save Tariq

This week’s episode of Power (S06E06) is my favorite in a very, very long time! Post Angela Valdez, the show’s definitely not pulling its punches. And also, because this is the final season, every possibility, as far as its remotely interesting, is fair game.

If you haven’t seen Power S06E06, you should leave now. SPOILER ALERT!!

Seeing the old gang work together again was euphoric. All four of that, and yes, the count includes Keisha aka Mama Kash, aka Tommy’s new Holly, aka Lil Big Ms. very annoying to watch on TV.

The acting in this episode was good, even for Lala Anthony (Keisha)

Ghost has some balls robbing his own place. That’s the side of him I love to see; a man willing to risk everything for what he wants, not whoever that was always pining over Angela in the past.

Ramona will figure out Ghost had something to do with the robbery at the club.

Alfonso got stupid, and Ghost wasted no time throwing him under the bus. His death was a big win for Rashad Tate’s campaign.

Cousin Benny is not to be trifled with; he’ll definitely be on to Tommy soon, and I think Tariq will be a casualty of the ensuing assault.

And, why’s Tacha so shocked Tariq can lie to her face? After all, she and Ghost, by their actions and inactions, helped teach him the art, coupled with his internship with Kanan 🤷.

At this point, the reason for Keisha’s hatred of the St. Patrick’s confirmed. She wants her and Tommy to become the new powerhouse couple so bad she can’t see her hate of them is stemmed from jealousy.

Jason is beginning to get on my nerves. The effontry; who does he think he is? Should James and Tommy put asides their differences again because of him, he’ll to exiting the show in a body bag like all the connects before him. I hope he says “hi” to Lobos for me.

Vincent too should be getting ready to exit this life as he knows it. He messed with the wrong crew.

Dre has the police watching him, and still has the guts to stab someone in broad daylight. That’s some big, saggy balls! 😂

Last, but most important; when will Ghost and Ramona do the do? The suspense is killing me. 🤦

Power: So Angela Is Really Dead.

Starz scored a big hit with Power. Sure, a TV show with the premise of a black man running a drug syndicate in New York was always going to get some form of traction. Six years later, after countless murders and numerous sex scenes, here we are.

In last season’s finale, the biggest cliffhanger yet happened when Tommy went after Ghost and missed because Angela got in the way. The long year wait was spent debating if the not-so-much fan-favorite character was going to survive that assault or not.

Two weeks after the season six premiere, and I still can’t get over the showrunners’ decision to kill off Angela Valdez being that she was a major character, a source of constant, tantalizing sex scenes, and had been around since the first episode of the show.

On the plus side, Angie’s death opens a plethora of possibilities for the show to move on with, amongst which is freeing Jamie for another love interest with new kinds of sex scenes to look forward to.

Though shocking, it’s a good thing whenever shows take such bold step and cancel Christmas on a major character’s ass. It means no one’s truly safe, and that makes for really good storytelling.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Power’ Season 5 Finale

It feels good to start this review with what Lekeisha said to Tommy “I’ll be here when you get back”. It looked like they were speaking on our behalf, we’ll be here when the show returns next season. I want you all to note that Lekeisha and Tommy are looking to be the new power couple on Power.

The episode was everything we’ve come to expect from a Power season finale… Intense, captivating from start to finish, and a jawbreaking cliffhanger to leave us talking untill its return next year.

At the end of episode 9, when Angela was accosted at the office and slammed with all the evidence connecting her as a part of the drug cartel, I was genuinely intrigued. I wanted to see how credibly well the writers would pull convincing us because it was obvious Angela couldn’t just go down like that. For a while, I even thought she might end up in prison… I’d started to think of all the ways her orange-jump-suit experience, as a former Law officer, would parallel Jamie’s. But the show did what it does best, pulled a stunt on me, and took things in a totally different direction.

When Power started in 2014, we met a Jamie St Patrick that was tired of a life of crime and begging to go out. His brother/ right-hand-man, Tommy Egan, seemed to have a different mindset. For the latter, the drug business was for life. That was the first sign that they were fated to live different lives, and ever since then their paths have only divulged further. 

Fast-forward to 2018, four seasons later, things have gone to shit. Real, big, deep shit. 😔. I believe it’s alright for me to assume Ghost and Tommy are done. With the (costly) stunt the latter pulled I won’t be surprised it’ll be for life.

SPOILER!!!

Tommy shot Angie!

When this season started we were at a point where all our favorite characters faced possible arrest and prosecution for the murder of Detective Raymond Jones a.k.a. Ray-Ray. Trust Angie to work her magic, as she’s been doing in recent seasons, pulling all the stunts to keep everyone out of prison, which worked, as always. But in so doing, piqued the interest of an NYPD detective, Blanca Rodriguez, who couldn’t understand why a Federal prosecutor would be interested in the murder of a small town cop. This led to a series of event that exposed Angela to be covering up lose ends for Dream Team Ghost and caused her teammates to turn against her.

It’s funny after all Angie has done to keep all members of this dream team out of jail they still don’t trust her. We see Tommy pull a gun on her, colluding with Tasha to kill her the moment they realize they’ve been played. Tasha’s Terry Silver’s missing and Tommy found out he killed his father because Ghost manipulated him to protect himself; they both just assume Angela was in on the plan. 

This and many more make it unsurprising when Tommy shoots at Ghost; after all, there’s so much bullshit one person can take from another. Well, SHOCKER, the bullet hits Angela and the smirk on Tommy’s face shows he’s just fine with that. Jamie has caused him so much pain, the that seemed like the perfect retaliation.

I don’t want to see Angie die. I blame Ghost for everything bad that’s happened to everyone on this show… Tommy, Tasha, Tariq, Terry, Dre, Kanan, Angela. His selfish nature gets in the way of his actions even when he wants to do good, always choosing himself no matter who he hurts.
What did you think of this season’s run? 

Did you like the finale?

Do you think Angie will die?

I’ll like to know what you think.