Parents' Guide to

Power

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

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

TV Starz Drama 2014
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

Incredible Show with a great cast

Great show with a powerful and likeable cast. The show is very violent but not as violent as sons of anarchy. Language: 10/10 Swearing is heard very often in every episode. Every word you can think of is said in every way. Violence: 10/10 The violence is very graphic but is rated 10/10 more because of the darkness of the violent acts, rather than the acts themselves. There is blood and gore, torturing, stabbings. 100s of on screen deaths, and most main character deaths. Sex and Nudity: 11/10 50 cent produced and helped make this show so obviously there will be sex, there is most full frontal nudity except for male. All acts are shown in graphic detail. Drugs/Alcohol: 10/10 Main plot is around the drug trade and working with the cartel. Drugs are used very often in almost every episode. Drugs are heavily abused in this show and you can see the effect it has.
age 13+

How it doesn't stray from the truth of the real world

Yes love it! Love it so much. Kept me in my seat and not wanting to move. I was so mad when I had to wait a week to see the next episode. 50 cent is a great director rapper and creator

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Complex, serious, and gritty, this series races through plot points without neglecting characterization. Power is the kind of potent, addictive, yet decidedly adult pleasure fans of shows such as The Sopranos and Breaking Bad will appreciate. Hardwick, all square jaw and throbbing forehead veins, is a magnetic center to the action, with dilemmas that are easy to understand yet compelling to watch play out. Will he maintain his drug-kingpin status and wind up in the country working on watercolors as his men take the risk? Or is his empire crumbling even as he works to free himself from it? Is Truth the way out? Or is it a sucker's game?

Ghost's love life is equally complicated. He's in love with his adoring, if a bit materialistic wife Tasha, with whom he has a calm and happy home life with his passel of kids. But then a woman from his past shows up, and she's looking great. But she's also a prosecutor trying to get a big drug dealer put away. Who's that big drug dealer? Ghost, of course. It's all a bit soapy, in the thugs-with-guns style exemplified by Tony Soprano. But if you liked that show, you may like this one, too. It's good.

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