Woman to Woman.

After impatiently waiting for all my favorites shows to come back into rotation, I gave in and started watching Power. It’s not great, but I can’t stop watching. Maybe it’s because I could look at J.R. Ramirez any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Whatever it is, I’m currently almost done with Season 2. 

The manfriend came over the other day just in time to catch me finishing an episode. In an attempt to summarize the show, I broke it down like this:

  • It’s a show about drug dealers in NY
  • Tommy is crazy
  • ANGELA IS A WHORE
  • Ghost is cheating on his wife with this chick Angela
  • ANGELA IS A WHORE
  • Angela works for the Feds and is investigating a case involving Ghost and Tommy
  • ANGELA IS A WHORE

“What does that make Ghost then?” Mr. Manfriend asked. “Oh, he’s a piece of shit,” I replied.

Ultimately, he was at fault. He was the one who made a commitment of fidelity to another person, then willingly made the decision to break it. Yet, there I was yelling “Pinche puta!” at the TV everytime Angela’s face showed up. Why was I so pissed at her? Asides from the fact that she continued to see him even after finding out he was married, I realized it was a “woman thing”.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I would cheat on my partner before I ever became the other woman. For ethical and selfish reasons. There is not one excuse* you could ever give me to justify being a homewrecker, so be gone with your “You can’t steal someone’s man unless they want to be taken” and “But it’s different, we’re in love” reasoning. Not today Satan, NOT TO.DAY. 

The worst part? I bet she doesn’t even think she’s a whore. 

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That’s probably what annoyed me the most about Angela’s character on the show. Minus the homewrecking, it gave me PTSD about the horrible decisions I’ve made in the past. It was her lying to herself about the relationship, her lame attempts to end it, and her self-inflicted fits that made me want to throw something at the TV. WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S JUST A SHOW??!!

It reminded me of all the times I said, “I’m done” when I knew I still had a little lot more dignity left to lose. And all the times I told myself we were just going to “talk” even though I knew what it would lead to. I would’ve saved myself a lot of pain if I had just accepted things for what they were instead of lying to myself about it. Similarly, Angela would’ve been less annoying if she had just owned her whoredom. 

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Bitch please, you knew what you were getting into.

Again, I’m very aware of the role Ghost plays in this whole love triangle. I am not any less pissed at him for his adulterous act, I’m just unfortunately less surprised. Whereas, I expected more from a self-proclaimed independent woman trying to prove herself in the “Boys Club” at work so I was disappointed and disgusted with Angela throughout the entire season. Obviously, this is deeper than some fictional television series. In general, it’s hard being a woman to begin with. What more the other one. 

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