The Good Life (movie)

Starz's 'Power' plays it cool and dark

"Every time I say something like 'Tell us who you're working for,'" says Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), a character in the new underworld soap "Power," "I feel like I'm in an old movie."

You may have a similar reaction watching the series that contains him. The poor boy, dreaming big; the old friends at a possible parting of the ways; the girl from the old neighborhood, suddenly back; the practical wife, protecting herself — the clothes are new, but the faces are familiar.

Premiering Saturday on Starz and already available online, "Power" — it has one of those perfume-name marketing titles, like "Scandal" — tells a story of sexy...