Empire (2015– )

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Drama, Music

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Wednesday, March 13

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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

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  • Gabourey Sidibe in Empire (2015)
  • Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Empire (2015)
  • Ilene Chaiken at an event for Empire (2015)
  • Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson at an event for Empire (2015)
  • Nicole Ari Parker in Empire (2015)
  • Kaitlin Doubleday and Grace Byers in Empire (2015)

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Lee Daniels, Danny Strong

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19 November 2015 | nikoyam
| Growing into a favorite
Although I liked the first season, I was not as impressed as ratings and reviews posed. I felt the show was catchy at best, but the constant barrage of A-list musical guest appearances seemed gimmicky, while the show seemed to run too quickly through issues that could have had more effect if they were given the proper time to play out. I feared that it would fizzle out quickly due to overly forced agendas and constantly pushing for gasps and "Oh-no-he-didn't" moments. However; then season two came along... and it was as if Lee Daniels had read my mind. The show has since, slowed down and is very interesting, but not in a cliché manner. The overly hyped agendas took their rightful place behind the lines of good story-telling and the music is as good, if not better than it was before, which is hard to achieve because it's always been good! I find myself wondering what certain characters are up to and wanting to see more each week. I'm really excited and happy to be able to support the show, not just out of desire to support my black community but because it really is a good show!!!

Hopes for the future: let Hakeim do more music! He hardly performs this season.

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