'Power Book IV: Force' Episode 1 Review: Tommy begins his journey of taking over Chicago
In recent years, we have seen a lot of crime dramas related to drug cartels and the gangs fighting each to show their supremacy. Shows like ‘Narcos’ and ‘Ozark’ dominated the television with epic storylines and complex character. However, there was another show that created a separate fan base for itself and turned out to be a massive success. Yes, we are talking about the ‘Power’ franchise.
Over the years, the franchise spawned a couple of critically-acclaimed spin-offs. But a lot of people wanted to see a show solely based on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora). The makers did not disappoint and came out with ‘Power Book IV: Force’. The show just premiered its first episode and it’s safe to say that we are in for a thrilling ride once again.
Tommy has now reached Chicago and is planning to build his own empire. He is ready to let go of his past and focus on what lies ahead of him. The character is now fed up of being taking orders and being someone’s right-hand man, so he decides to take on some of the biggest players in the market and claim the throne. The original ‘Power’ franchise received rave reviews and ran for six seasons. The main reason for the show’s success was the writing and ‘Force’ takes the legacy forward.
The writing of the premiere episode is top-notch and will keep you hooked to your screens. Also, the introduction of the new characters makes things even more interesting for the viewers. The shootout scene between Tommy and the tweekers was undoubtedly the best part of the episode. It was fierce, fast-paced and showed how ruthless Tommy can be.
But his journey of being the “main guy” won’t be easy because all the main players are now behind Tommy and want him out of Chicago. However, Tommy has changed. He is still having nightmares after witnessing what happened to his girlfriend and best friend, but he has decided to let that go and focus on the future.
Joseph Sikora is stunning as Tommy and gives a powerful performance. Meanwhile, Shane Harper is also wonderful as Vic. Will Tommy be able to take Chicago and call it his empire? We’ll have to wait and watch what happens in the upcoming episodes.
‘Power Book IV: Force’ will return to STARZ with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.