Family is complicated and if you’re living in the world of The Power, it’s even more complicated. Especially when people are coming to film your family and you have to act like everything is great, even when it’s not.
We’re kind of obsessed with The Power. We’ve sat and watched it with friends and actually had some of them (the men, mostly the men) ask, “Is this what you feel like when you can’t make choices about your own body” or they will make promises that they will never make certain comments ever again.
Well, we’re going to have to say that we like a show that gets through, especially when the world is one big mess. We can’t electrocute people, but we can watch this show and talk about the concept.
While we may have a lot to say about book to movie or television adaptations, we will say that we have very few complaints about this adaptation. It’s what adaptations should be – true to the spirit of a book, while giving it life with its honesty, new nuances, and great acting.
The Power is an emotionally-driven global thriller, based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel. The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will. The series features a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.
In this clip, the Lopez family is going through it. It’s a moment that, as females, we’ve experienced too many times. Matty Lopez doesn’t want to be filmed, doesn’t agree with him Mom, has issues with his sister, and in a moment that almost made us choke, he asks “what about male bodies.”
You’ll have to watch it below to see what we’re talking about. If you know, you know.
The series stars Toni Collette as Mayor Margot Cleary-Lopez, alongside John Leguizamo as Rob Lopez, Auli’i Cravalho as Jos Cleary-Lopez, Toheeb Jimoh as Tunde Ojo, Josh Charles as Daniel Dandon, Eddie Marsan as Bernie Monke, Ria Zmitrowicz as Roxy Monke, Zrinka Cvitešić as Tatiana Moskalev, Halle Bush as Allie Montgomery, and more.
The Power is streaming now on Prime Video.