AVClub: It is often said that television critics get a bum rap, that we’re accused of too harshly evaluating the shows we follow or missing the forest for the trees. That’s not an unfair judgment, but it’s an incomplete one. Television critics are the biggest cheerleaders of the interesting stuff being done in the medium, and we’ll keep watching something even if it doesn’t immediately appeal to us. I did exactly that with Starz’s Power, which I met with a less-than-rapturous response when I reviewed it based on the first three episodes of the first season. I eventually caught up with the rest of the season, and found a lot to like, even if there are still some execution flaws that prevent it from upshifting from good to great.