Since the launch of Starz’s “Power,” which is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and features show creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), the media chatter about “can the market place maintain interest in following the lives of complex African-American characters?” has, sadly, not diminished. The newest wrinkle is direct comparisons to Fox’s “Empire” and the “colorful” comments that Jackson made when asked such foolish and loaded questions.

“This would never have been asked to a white producer,” said the sublimely gifted Agboh, and she’s absolutely correct.

Stand back, haters. Talent is talent, and it’s going to survive and thrive no matter how many subversive diversions you might throw at the situation. Notice how a flower grows inside a slender crack of a city sidewalk. Likewise, your negative comments won’t phase the birth of the creative spirit.

The mythology surrounding the brilliant mind of drug dealer James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and his loyal partner, Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), continues to grow because their struggle to maintain their lifestyle and stay alive is riveting. When the combustable elements surrounding the hearts’ passion—as played out in the romantic triangle of Ghost’s first love Angela (Lela Loren) and his “ride-or-die, loyal-to-the-end” wife and mother of his three children, Tasha St. Patrick (Naturi Naughton)—are combined, the result is a story that doesn’t fit neatly into a soap opera box. If comparisons must be made, “Power” is more like a novel and rich in turning plot points.

As a critic of film and television, I objectively examine structure. In reviewing the first season of “Power” and the first two episodes of the 2015 season—the power (pun intended) is first on the page. The strength is evident in the writing, and every actor will echo this strength, again and again.

“A typical day in the writers room is like an improv performance, because we are all talking all the time, shooting out ideas—this, that and the other,” revealed Agboh, who, underscoring her point, snapped her slender fingers in a fast, syncopated beat. “In order to write for television, you must be able to come up with an idea really fast, have a conversation and understand why it works or doesn’t work [and] understand its greater implications.”

Case in point, Agboh brings up the second episode of the first season, which she wrote, where she put a “key chain” into the story, adding that this series is “very well plotted and for an audience that pays attention, it’s a gift later.”

She continued, “It’s a little thing for them (Ghost and Angela, played by Lela Loren) stealing something together as kids, but then we ask (creatively) ‘What does that mean later?’ I learned a lot of lessons while writing for ‘The Good Wife.’ When you drop some little tiny hint, you always try to connect that later. It’s a gift for an audience that’s paying attention, but it’s also about the fact that the whole show is about the domino effect—how one decision, made over here, will carry over here.”

Agboh just provided a huge hint for season two, which premieres June 6, because you finally discover why Kanan has beef with Ghost, and it’s all about a simple decision.

“Ghost made a decision, and now that decision is coming home to roost,” Agboh summed up.

“It’s the season of Kanan,” stated Jackson. “It’s the season of Kanan. Enough said.”

“Power” is on Starz, Saturday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times and at 8 p.m. Central Time.