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Power: Why is Dre overtly ambitious?

I keep wondering why the new kid has so much ambitiousness in him. A season back, I wouldn’t have believed Dre was capable of doing what he did to Julio, but here we are. If he could do that, he definitely can do more. Ghost, Tommy, and everyone they care about ain’t safe anymore.

At first, it started with Dre’s ability to keep something a dire as Kanan being alive a secret from Ghost and Tommy. That was the first sign, and we all turned a blind eye. Now, look where we are. With this new fire burning in him, anybody is disposable in Dre’s quest to become the biggest drug lord in New York.

I ask, why is Dre this ambitious? Why now?

He has a daughter; more than anything he has something great to lose if his schemes don’t continue successfully, especially now Tommy and Ghost are united as a formidable duo.

Or, could it be Dre is doing all these for his daughter, so that she can grow up happy that her father is wealthy and revered around town?

These and many more we’ll continue to speculate until we get our answers. But we all know that  it never ends well for evildoers; take Mike Sandoval who finally bit the dust in last Sundays episode 08 as an example, it doesn’t matter how long it takes, or how many people you kill, justice will always take its pound of flesh.

Power returns tonight on Starz.

Power: Why is Tariq so annoying?

Having children on TV shows is hard. Having children on TV shows with strong adult content is more difficult

The above is the reason my conscience wants to give for Tariq St. Patrick’s annoyance. I want to say it’s the lack of chance to develop this character into something more substantial that gives way to him being utterly annoying. I think it would have been better he remained irrelevant to the plot like his sister, Raina; or nonexistent to the story like the last child of the family without a name. Any of these options would have been better than what we have. What makes it worse is the painful realisation that the actor (Michael Rainey Jnr.) is known for consistently playing the annoying child’s role in his movies (checkout the recent Barber’s shop movie).

Tariq and Tommy

I admit Jamie and Tasha aren’t the world’s best parents: they’re almost never around (especially Jamie), and when they are they’re too invested in their own problems to remember they have kids in their formative years around (this one’s for Tasha). But there are children who made it in life with half baked parents or non at all. The shortcomings of one’s parent should be the decisive factor to go down the drain, something his junior sister, Raina gets very well.

Popularity poll wishes Tariq dead, which is a strong thing to wish a kid.

What do you think? Is Tariq’s character OK by you, or do yo think Starz’s Power will be better off without him? Let me know what you think in the comment box below.

Power: What will Ghost do to Dre now that he…?

Power is one of the best TV shows on air at the moment. It may not be on the same par with Game of Thrones, but on its level – the street OG – it’s KING! More often than none we hear people compare Power to Empire because both comprise mainly black characters and actors, but it tell you today – Empire is no Power, and it never will be.

Power s04e6 had a lot of positive sides to it – we got to see Ghost again outside the prison, a reunion of some sort between Ghost and Kanan, the death of Jukebox, and many more. The highlight of the episode to me was the death of Julio, and everything that led to it.

Dre

Dre has been around since season two. He started out as a causality of Kanan’s quest for revenge against Ghost. But Ghost saw the need to make something better out of this young man with a daughter, and he took the chance. Ghost turned Dre’s life around. So you ask, why did Dre betray Ghost by killing Julio?

Dre and Ghost

The thing there’s that, Dre didn’t necessarily betray Ghost; or at least, that’s how he sees it. Ever since Dre unwittingly got back into Kanan’s employ, to protect both his daughter and Tariq (Ghost’s son), he’s been facing strict competition over who Tommy trusts the most – him or Julio. Naturally, tha’s an easy choice as Julio has been with the gang  since the start of the series. This didn’t go down well with Dre as we realize he’s an ambitious young man who wants to become the better version of Ghost – hosting both the legit and the street life.

His popular quote, “I want to look legit, but not be legit.” Easily comes to mind.

Things get complicated now for Dre should Ghost find out what he’s done. I definitely know what Tommy will do if he finds out, it’s Ghost that I can’t say for sure. The sensible thing to do is to kill him – cut out the cancer before it spreads. With a young man this ambitious around you, your empire isn’t safe.

Will Ghost do the necessary thing?

Will Tommy step in to help his friend should the time come?

Will the secret of what Dre did ever come out?

These and many more are questions we should be asking. Until they are answered, we stay glued to our screens.

Power airs Sundays on Starz network.

Power: What will Angela do now that she knows the truth?

One shocking act closed Starz’s hit TV show last season – and that was the arrest of Jamie ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick, for the murder of Special Agent – Greg Knox.

Since the fourth season premiered, Jamie has remained incarcerated and we’ve had to endure the proceedings of his trial, and also watching his family and business fall to pieces simply because he couldn’t fight the temptation to think with his their leg.

As painful as it was, AUSA Angela Valdez – Jamie’s childhood love – the woman he risked his marriage, children, and business to be with, happened to be the one prosecuting him at fill force (She was the one who filed the original motion for his arrest. Damn!)

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Jamie and Angela

I’ve been forced to watch through this season and realize how dumb Angela really is. How does one shag a man for years and still can’t tell the kind of rookie mistake he cannot make? Luckily for us #TeamGhost, Angela finally figured out in Ep04 that Ghost wasn’t the one that put the gun in the drawer; if he didn’t put the gun there, he wasn’t the owner, and if he wasn’t the owner, he wasn’t Greg’s killer. I enjoyed the moment of watching Angela’s dumb face upon realization that she was wrong all along. This now opens the door to many questions and possibilities:

  • What should Angela do with this new information? The mole is still out there; no one can be trusted.
  • Does she confront Sandoval with her discovery, being that his name was logged as the last to review the surveillance tape? – We all know how this could end.
  • Does she team up with Ghost’s lawyers – Proctor or the new guy (I’ve forgotten his name)?

Whichever route she does take, we can all agree that Angela is in real danger. Sandoval is prepared to do what ever it takes to remain in the shadow of his entire proceeding. If Tommy hadn’t killed that Homeland Agent, Greg’s mentor, Sandoval certianly would have if it’d lead him to whatever evidence implicates him.

Things keep getting more interesting as Power never disappoints. My money is on Ghost getting out of jail real soon, and it’ll be by Angela’s help.

Meanwhile, can someone please tell the adults to focus on redeeming Tariq: that boy is getting useless as the day goes by.

Power airs Sunday on Star network.

7 Interesting TV shows you should follow this summer

Hi! It’s summer again! And with it comes that drought period where it’s difficult to decide which TV show to follow. By now fan-favorite shows of broadcast stations such as The Originals, The Flash, Arrow, Empire, etc. are done for the season, this shouldn’t be bad news as there’s still plenty of entertainment to keep you glued to your screens. Rinzy will help you Review which shows you must be following at this moment.

In no particular order they are:


1.Game of Thrones

I know I said in no particular order, but it’ll be unfair of me to give this juggernaut any spot that isn’t number-1. Yes, for those that don’t know, GOT is back – thanks to delay in production due to special requirements for the story-line, GOT premiered this summer. With just one episode gone, this is a good time to follow one show that continues to unite every thrive and tongue.

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2. Power

It pains me to see that most people do not realize the awesomeness that’s this show aired by Starz – same network that brought us Spartacus (Remember?) Currently in its fourth season, Power continues to break new grounds with its unique mode of telling a familiar story about a former drug lord who wants out but is held back by complications in his life. #TeamGhost

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3. Preacher

For a TV show based on a comic book, Preacher is doing well for itself. Personally, I find it very entertaining, which keeps me coming back for more week after week. I see this series getting a third and fourth season, so yo should join the bandwagon.

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4. Orphan Black

Of all the shows on this list this is the only one airing its final season. BBC’s Orphan Black has treated us to five years of unique SciFi; not the type that rubs it in your face, but the kind that carefully drags you in with details. Tatiana Maslaney will make it big in the movie industry, pulling off about 13, 14, or is it 16 different characters with one face (I’ve lost count of the number of clones)

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5. Zoo

It’s not everyday you get to watch shows where animals deserve to get top billing credits (just as humans). Zoo takes us to a world where animals are evolving faster, are better coordinated, and want to eradicate humans before we do same. Currently in its third season, Zoo is still a delight to watch.

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6. Suits

Suits is back! Many (myself included) were skeptic on the fate of the show when Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson) left. Though not one of the fore leading characters, Jessica had that aura that made the very sight of her in any scene appealing. Though she’s no longer here, Suit still lives on our screens to the honor of her memory.

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7. The Strain

This is a wonderful show, and it’s also in its last season. A unique take of vampirism, which I’ve always loved as I’m a big vampire fans (#TVDForever). You need to watch this show now: four seasons isn’t much.

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Do you like my list? Which show deserves to be mentioned here? Talk to me in the comment box below.

Rinzy Reviews: American Gods (S1)

Network: Starz

Episodes: 8 // Duration: 55 mins.

Starring: Ian McShane, 

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American Gods is another master piece that has taken the world be surprise. The insatiable hunger begins while the strain yo wait for more takes over.

The above is RRs recap for the wonder that was the first season of American Gods (AG).

When AG first started, I had my reservations. It was an extreme slow burner that showed signs of going somewhere , only that the viewer couldn’t really see. I must confess, the person of Ian McShabe kept me hooked, and the characterization of Mad Sweeny. I also had to go online to get a little idea abouy the potential of the show, and I remained onboard. A decision I praise today.

AG is not your conventional show. Very much like HBO’s Westworld, the show is confusing in its own right. All you keep hearing about are the gods who are at war, but you never get to actually see any real action. Most of the beauty of this show was in the dialogue between characters, monologues used as voice over at the beginning of almost every episode, and the beautiful costumes. Star didn’t spare the bank in making sure that this show resonates with fans… a risk that paid off, because the world can’t seem to calm down for a second season.

Who are the American Gods?

They are the gods of the earth. Gods who humans all around the world worshipped and those that are still worship, and their arrival in America.

I know the above might be confusing, let me further clarify.

There are two camps of gods here:

  1. The old gods
  2. The new gods.

As their name implies, the old gods are fast fading away, mostly shadows of their former selves as the world has moved on and has almost entirely stopped worshipping them. The gods here range from, Odin, the Norse war god, to Bilquis, a god whose worship is expressed through sexual pleasure, Vulcan, the volcano god, etc. The classification of the new is where it gets interesting. The new gods are the manifestation of new ideas that have taken over the world. In this case we have, Mr. World, Tech boy, Fashion, Social media, etc.

Both factions are obviously strained and as Mr. Wednesday (Ian NcShane’s character) always mentioned, war loomed.

Mr. Wednesday (finally revealed at the season finale tone Odin) recruited a certain mysterious man, fresh out of prison, by the name Shadow Moon, to be his right hand man. For the better part of the season, Wednesday thought it wise to let Shad own witness all the WTF happenings of the god and yet not reveal his real nature to him. He did save the reveal for the best possible time though. AG hasn’t yet told us why Shadow’s so important to Wednesday’s plans, something I feel will be addressed in the second season. This lag hasn’t stopped diehard fans from theorizing to the best of their abilities how Shadow factors in. What we do authoritatively know from the show is that Wednesday had Mad Sweeny kill Shadow’s wife to make him broken and at a state where he could easily offer his life to the services of the Norse god.


Laura (Shadow’s wife or Dead wife, as Mad Sweeny calls her) forced the truth out of the latter, an information she has going into the new season. Though such information seems pretty useless as Shadow finally confessed to Wednesday that he believed; a profession that obviously empowered Wednesday into his state as Odin to incapacitate the many minions of Mr. World present. It means that Laura’s discovery and subsequent conversation with Shadow might not do much to sway Wednesday’s plans which is already in motion. This is bad needs for Laura because whatever magic is keeping her undead isn’t stopping her corpse from decaying: she’s alive thanks to a certain powerful coin from Mad Sweeny but her body is still a decomposing corpse.
There are so much dynamics to the story, many gods already introduced and more still to come to factor into the coming war, AG keeps looking promising.

American Gods will return sometime in 2018 on Starz.

TV Review: Power (S04 E02)

Things are really looking bad for James St. Patrick. And Angela too.

For this review I’ll just be asking questions.

  • Do you think Angela really believes Jamie killed Greg?
  • Do you think Tommy will go down this season because of his relationship with Jamie?
  • Do you think Mike will be caught?
  • Do you think Mike will kill Angela as he did Greg Knox?

These and many more are the questions I got stuck with after watching this episode. 

Jamie has been authorized for the death penalty should the jury prove his guilty of the crime of murder. This all but adds more layer of trouble to this man.

I also want to comment on the long overdue stupidity exhibited by Tariq. Jamie’s oldest child and only son has shown to be very stupid. Too stupid for a child his age. As expected, Tasha seems to be the one suffering the most. Personally, I feel Tasha should be voted the best wife of the year.

Power returns next Sunday on Starz.