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The Power review – Toni Collette rules in this sparky sci-fi about superpowered women

This adaptation of a brilliant novel – about women who can create electricity – sticks to the original like glue. As a TV show, it doesn’t work quite as well Naomi Alderman’s 2016 bestseller The Power is an absolute banger. If you haven’t read it, do. It’s a great piece of counterfactual sci-fi teeming with characters and questions, and as full of ideas as action as it asks: “What would happen if women ruled the world?” Now it has been adapted by Raelle Tucker, Sarah Quintrell and Alderman herself into a 10-part series for Prime Video. All over the world, teenage girls and young women start developing the power to create electricity within themselves. Sparks fly from their fingertips and suddenly a new world of possibilities opens up. Their power shifts the balance of society. Now women can defend themselves. Now they can fight on equal physical terms with men. Continue reading...

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