Power: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Power suffers from excessive plotting and the use of overly familiar by-the-numbers story elements.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 267

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Air date: Jun 7, 2014
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Air date: Aug 2, 2014

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James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is a wealthy owner of a New York nightclub that caters to the rich and famous. With the growth of his business, James dreams of building an empire. However, those dreams are endangered by his side venture: being a kingpin in one of the biggest drug cartels in New York. Now, as he longs for a legitimate life, James' family, marriage and work all become threatened by outside forces.

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Critic Reviews for Power Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

Power is the kind of show that uses f-bombs to emphasize a point, hoping to sound tough but coming off as ignorant instead.

Nov 15, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Power has some pull, but maybe not enough to win a tug of war. Its overall pacing could use a perk-up and its portrayals of minorities might take more heat if 50 Cent wasn't calling the shots.

Jun 6, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.

Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The opening episode -- already posted online -- is a bit sluggish, but Power gets better in subsequent episodes. Starz, and Fitty, appear to have a winner.

Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Twisty drama has too much sex, drugs, violence for teens.

Jun 18, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Power just doesn't have a good hook, and it desperately needs that to set itself apart from other crime dramas.

Jun 9, 2014 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

Power is fine but it doesn't live up to its title. It's not a powerful drama because viewers have largely seen all its tricks, plots and character relationships before.

Jun 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Starz's new mob drama Power, from producer and rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, clicks with the elements of a mob drama but never gets to crackling.

Jun 9, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

If this sounds like your idea of a summer entertainment, by all means dig in; you will not be disappointed.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…

The writing and the acting are not memorable, the visual acumen isn't impressive and we haven't even got to Jackson's turn as an actor (which will need to be more memorable than his baseball skills if Power is going to get noticed).

Jun 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Power: Season 1

  • Mar 28, 2018
    This show is riveting. Each episode gets better and better and I am hooked!
  • Aug 15, 2017
    Terrible scripts, plastic fake characters in plastic fake scenarios littered with clichés........if you're a fan of gangster style TV do yourself a favour and watch the Sopranos again. You'll get far more out of that.
  • May 15, 2016
    OMFG so I just finished watching S2 of "Power" and after catching up I decided to write a review for both seasons combined. I personally loved this television series. I also enjoy gritty and violent crime drama shows so this was right up my alley. The story centers around James St. Patrick AKA Ghost and Tommy Egan who run a lucrative business together and how it affects their lives. The story in S1 I enjoyed and though I have heard gripes that it pushed to fast I thought the tempo was on point. The second season though blew S1 out of the water in storytelling with every character getting a good amount of screen time and S2 definitely had a hell of a lot more drama and intrigue then S1 and I personally found that to be dope. I will move onto the acting which was Superb everyone was cast perfectly. Ghost played by Omari Hardwick was on point and my personal favorite Tommy Egan played by Joseph Sikora was a Beast at his role and by far the best partner to a main protagonist to any show I have ever seen and I watch a ton of television. The action was very well executed no pun intended lol. I mean it was good in S1 but it came out like a Hurricane in S2 with the allocated slots of bodies being dramatically increased. The action was on point and at certain times not cliche which I thought was very good since so many shows are cliche today. The cinematography and the location of the show was shot beautifully with every frame selling the lifestyle and danger behind the life. I will close with saying that this is a MUST-WATCH Show for anyone who loves gritty and gangster style shows with a ton of gray. The third season premiers in July. My hat goes off to Courtney Kemp Agboh and especially 50 cent AKA Curtis Jackson for creating and producing this Masterpiece. I hope that there will be a 4th season but one season at a time. Thanks and have a lovely night.
  • Dec 28, 2015
    Not too much to say about this show. Nudity, over-acting, story-lines that we have seen before in other shows, except they were done better elsewhere.
  • Sep 28, 2015
    What a terrible show! The essence of a gangster or of the hard life of drug dealers is totally lost in this romance/love drama. Majority of the screentime is focused on love and relationships, while ignoring the real business of drug dealers, Drugs! Everything seems to be stuck on falling in love and having sex, while the protagonist is portrayed as a gutless wannabe. I can't imagine the lead character having built a vast and dangerous drug distribution 'empire' by being a pansy. No murder, no shootouts, no cops (except the insipid feds), no retribution for dropping the ball. Gross factual inconsistencies and poor writing make this a lame attempt at a show about gangsters/drug dealers. Not to mention wonton nudity and pointless dialogue. One star awarded for the title song and perhaps the poor white servant boy tommy.
  • Aug 29, 2015
    Watch This on Starz. Great Writing. Excellent Story
  • Aug 22, 2015
    This show lends itself to binge watching. Great characters, reminds me of SOA without the bikes and cuts. Really fun to watch , Great job 50cent!!!!!
  • Aug 15, 2015
    So it somehow magically got 56% better from one season to another?! Yeah, that makes sense. SMH
  • Apr 21, 2015
    A little soapy, but Omari Hardwick is compelling.
  • Mar 16, 2015
    Great show, Empire meets Sons of Anarchy meets The Wire.

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