Official Book III: Raising Kanan Season 2 Thread

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They got him not wanting to do this anymore, that nikka almost died in a fire bombing, sometimes you doing want to do this shyt no more bruh, but killing Quincy was some gay shyt
Stemming from Unique questioning his heart earlier in the episode.

Like Avon towards Stringer: "Not hard enough for this right here".......leading to Stringer fessing up to having Dee killed.
 

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I hope Kanan's transformation won't be forced and unrealistic.....or just downright corny. He's still miles away from the 50 Cent version.

Take for example Michael Lee from The Wire, his conversion was authentic and layered. His character was on the show for only 2 seasons, and didn't really have much screentime because there were so many other characters and plots.....yet we still got a full understanding of his arc.

I can't help it with the constant Wire comparisons and references :manny:
 

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I hope Kanan's transformation won't be forced and unrealistic.....or just downright corny. He's still miles away from the 50 Cent version.

Take for example Michael Lee from The Wire, his conversion was authentic and layered. His character was on the show for only 2 seasons, and didn't really have much screentime because there were so many other characters and plots.....yet we still got a full understanding of his arc.

I can't help it with the constant Wire comparisons and references :manny:

Kanan in the original power was a corny forced character so the transformation will be corny and forced too

Kanan from original Power was a unrealistic superdevil nikka and they couldn’t even keep it consistent because the Kanan from Season 1 and 2 would not have killed Jukebox to spare Tariq. The writing and character arcs were weak. It is what it is
 

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the sons of kingpins/queenpins are usually either good kids or kids that wanna be tough but can’t live up to the expectations of their parent (Namond from The Wire, Supreme McGriff’s kid). it would have been more realistic if they made Kanan’s mother a fiend or an abusive mother which are usually the type of people to breed sons like Kanan in the original Power

Kanan gives too much of a prep school naive vibe so much that him beating up the guy who robbed him looked more out of place than it did a realistic build up. when Michael smacked up Namond in The Wire you saw the buildup throughout the whole season that Mike was slowly getting tired of his shyt. Kanan still needs grown adults to tell him that Famous is a lame. Mike wouldn’t have needed anyone to tell him that

his transition to Kanan in the original Power is going to be some unrealistic disney movie shyt rather than a realistic well written transition to savagery, like we seen in The Wire, Godfather, The Sopranos, etc
 

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the sons of kingpins/queenpins are usually either good kids or kids that wanna be tough but can’t live up to the expectations of their parent (Namond from The Wire, Supreme McGriff’s kid). it would have been more realistic if they made Kanan’s mother a fiend or an abusive mother which are usually the type of people to breed sons like Kanan in the original Power

Kanan gives too much of a prep school naive vibe so much that him beating up the guy who robbed him looked more out of place than it did a realistic build up. when Michael smacked up Namond in The Wire you saw the buildup throughout the whole season that Mike was slowly getting tired of his shyt. Kanan still needs grown adults to tell him that Famous is a lame. Mike wouldn’t have needed anyone to tell him that

his transition to Kanan in the original Power is going to be some unrealistic disney movie shyt rather than a realistic well written transition to savagery, like we seen in The Wire, Godfather, The Sopranos, etc

LETS NOT FORGET
THIS nikka IS THE SON
OF A COP TOO.

IT WOULD HAVE MADE SENSE
FOR HIS FATHER TO DIE AFTER
THE SHOOTING...

HE FINDS OUT LATER ON
THAT RAQ SET HIM UP
TO KILL HIS FATHER AND
TURNS SAVAGE...

INSTEAD THIS KID NOW HAS
BOTH PARENTS IN HIS LIFE
AND DOESNT REALLY HAVE
A WANT IN THE WORLD.

:devil:
:evil:
 

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LETS NOT FORGET
THIS nikka IS THE SON
OF A COP TOO.

IT WOULD HAVE MADE SENSE
FOR HIS FATHER TO DIE AFTER
THE SHOOTING...

HE FINDS OUT LATER ON
THAT RAQ SET HIM UP
TO KILL HIS FATHER AND
TURNS SAVAGE...

INSTEAD THIS KID NOW HAS
BOTH PARENTS IN HIS LIFE
AND DOESNT REALLY HAVE
A WANT IN THE WORLD.

:devil:
:evil:


yeah if Howard dies, his transition to savagery is a little more realistic. instead he wakes up and everyone is acting like it never happened. shyt’s stupid and its like what was the point of having him shoot his dad in the first place

they’re fumbling this show something crazy
 

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yeah if Howard dies, his transition to savagery is a little more realistic. instead he wakes up and everyone is acting like it never happened. shyt’s stupid and its like what was the point of having him shoot his dad in the first place

they’re fumbling the Kanan character crazy. The show is okay minus Kanan.
 

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This show is more realistic than the other Power shows but turning this good boy into a monster is gonna take some doing. At this point the "transition" is already getting cartoony. Tommy as a character was already unrealistic in the OG Power IMO. I want to see how they will credibly introduce a young Tommy into this universe.
 

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This show is more realistic than the other Power shows but turning this good boy into a monster is gonna take some doing. At this point the "transition" is already getting cartoony. Tommy as a character was already unrealistic in the OG Power IMO. I want to see how they will credibly introduce a young Tommy into this universe.

I WOULD BE SHOCKED
IF WE EVER SEE TOMMY & GHOST
IN THIS SHOW...

MAYBE THEY SHOW UP
ON THE SERIES FINALE EP...

THIS SHOW IS ABOUT RAQ
AND HER BROTHERS
MORE SO THAN KANAN.
THEYRE LITERALLY THE ONES
"RAISING KANAN"

THEY WILL BE OUT OF
THE PICTURE WHENEVER
KANAN TAKES GHOST & TOMMY
UNDER HIS WING SO THE SHOW
WILL PROBABLY BE OVER AT THAT POINT.
:devil:
:evil:
 

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I 100% dont believe you a goon or have robbed nikkas on camera at 16. Not that that's impressive or something to be applauded...but your 1st post where you saw authenticity in Freddie let me know. I started to say something like "I can tell you never been in the streets" but I didn't wanna be that guy. And again, knowing the streets is really nothing to hang your hat on.

Now maybe you were mischievous at 16 and stole shyt from ppl's bookbags while they were in gym and got caught by security cameras, but yeah...no, miss me with that "I used to be O-Dog, nikka!!" shyt lol.

I know how goons move at 16. I know how non-goons move at 16. I know how to tell when a older MF is lying about what he did at 16 too :pachaha:

Breh, I’m from the Philly area. My brother and cousin were d-boys, a few of my childhood friends became d-boys, and a lot of the nikkas I was loose acquaintances with in my neighborhood went down that path too. I’m a regular nikka from the hood. I was never active myself. I was just around it for my formative years. You are VASTLY overrating how grimey kids are. From what I remember, in 8th, 9th, 10th grade, nikkas were corner boys making enough money to cop kicks, polos, cars, etc. The vast majority of them were not murdering people at 15 breh. Now of course, you will always have some demons like King Von but usually those types weren’t even in school. They were 7th grade dropouts and full time hustlers by 12 anyway. But the average corner boy? Nah. I used to play ball with these nikkas. They were cool outside of what they did. We wouldn’t even have gotten along if it was known that they murdered nikkas, most people would’ve avoided anyone who was on that wave anyway. For the regular corner boy types, it was only when we got to 17-18, basically the end of high school, that the guys who were going down the street path really turned into monsters and the guys who were just born in the hood but were still normal went down their path (college, army, trade school, etc.). At that age, that’s when you started hearing about so and so killed that nikka, or so and so robbed that nikka, or so and so got killed trying to rob this store, etc. etc. For example, one of my best childhood friends that I lost contact with at 15ish….I ran back into him at 23. I knew from social media and city gossip that him and my old neighbors were running our old neighborhood streetwise but when I ran into him, it really drove home how much he changed from when we were kids. He legit had killer energy. Expecting that energy from 9th and 10th graders is not realistic fam. Another example. I was born on the west side of town but went to school with the north side kids, so I knew both sides of people intimately. I used to go to the Y and the Pal Center with these nikkas but, by 18-19, both sides of town were in a street war with each other as corny as it sounds. Like 4-5 people got shot over it. They would’ve never did that nonsense in high school. Kanan is acting EXACTLY how I remember the corner boys from my school acting. They were grimey but they still had good in them. They hadn’t fully become monsters yet. Which is why Kanan can still be friends with Famous. Wait until Kanan get a year or two older before saying it’s unrealistic. Lastly, nobody on the streets at 15 would’ve ever shot a relative of the biggest drug dealer in the city. That is flat out retarded. Kill Rayful Edmond’s son brehs :mjlol:
 
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