In case you’ve been missing out, Starz premiered their new show Power a couple weeks ago. It’s a prototypical tale of a drug kingpin named Ghost (Omari Hardwick) looking for a way out of the game with the opening of his new nightclub. Of course, things don’t ever end up so simple in these kind of stories. Also, his co-kingpin in crime Tommy (Joseph Sikora) looks a lot like Eminem, and that might not be a coincidence considering 50 Cent is an executive producer on the show, which you could easily tell from his music being littered across the soundtrack and his impending cameo.
This is the full first episode, clocked in at 58 minutes.and uncut. All the sex, nudity and violence is intact so soak it all in.
This is the year of superheroes, with more new movies and TV shows than I can think of in recent memory. The CW is about to unleash The Flash this fall after having his origin depicted in an episode of Arrow months back.
This has been a pretty amazing year for TV so far, and it only gets better as the Summer and Fall seasons approach. One of the key new shows will be Gotham, and if the name didn’t already raise your antennas, then yes, it is indeed based on the famed city that Batman prowls. But this isn’t a Batman show; rather it’s about Jim Gordon and his early days as a detective. The young pre-villain versions of famed Batman villains will make appearances, so there’s that as well.
Video: New HBO Series ‘The Leftovers’ (Trailer #1)
HBO is preparing to go through a transition, with shows like True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom all ending their runs after their upcoming seasons. The network is going to be wide open for a new hit to come along and carry them (besides True Detective) and perhaps this could be one of them.
Admittedly, the trailer is pretty ambiguous and it’s difficult to get a sense of what the show is really about. Even the name doesn’t really put things into perspective at all. In any case, we’ll know more from trailers and interviews as we inch closer to its premiere on June 29th.
HBO up’d the first episode to their brand new show Silicon Valley on Youtube. It’s heavily edited from the original content that premiered on April 6th, but you’ll get an idea of what it’s about.
For non-watchers: Silicon Valley is a new Sunday-night comedy from Beavis & Butthead creator Mike Judge, Millennials are no strangers to this tech-savvy world we live in and the endless river of startup companies trying to get on the map with their app ideas. The show definitely has potential.
Worth noting that Amazon Instant Video has an original TV show called Betas that’s pretty much the same idea, and we all know about Big Bang Theory. Nerd-centric shows like these are definitely the current wave.
Video: Boondocks Season 4 Promo (“Boondocks is Back”)
Despite the slippage from the initial January time frame, Season 4 is about to kick off next month on April 21st. It’s kinda crazy, but you could make a game out of figuring out how much has changed in the world since the last episode premiered on August 15th 2010.
Not up on Strike Back? You’re missing out. When it comes to guns and explosions, there isn’t too many shows on TV that can compete. This is probably the closest thing to 24 on Fox since it ended a few years ago.
Did you know: last night was the Season 5 premiere of Venture Bros? You might’ve missed it since it was at midnight (and so will the rest of the season). After a three year hiatus, one of Adult Swim’s best shows is back on deck.
Here’s the glorious 45+ minute ep, What Color Is Your Cleansuit?