Lately, Iâ€™ve been watching a lot of my favorite shows in â€œreal timeâ€ these days, which is very rare for me. So thereâ€™s no more â€œI love that show, but Iâ€™m too far behind to catch up.â€ And so when I was recently given an advanced preview of the Fox show Empire, I was really excited to add it to my repertoire of shows.
The dynamics of Empire are so intriguing. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, Empire follows a family dynasty within the music business. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m the only person who is curious about what happens on the inside of the music industryâ€”the drama behind the glitz and glamour of making music videos and doing photo shoots. I also love a good musical and since this show is about music, thereâ€™s an amazing original soundtrack created by Grammy Award-winning producer Timbaland so you know the songs, to quote Nicki Minaj, will be â€œpoppington.â€
And after seeing only the first episode, Iâ€™m already dying to know more about every character: from the three sonsâ€”Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Andre (Trai Byers)â€”who are all vying to be the successor to their famous father, Luciousâ€™s (played by Terrence Howard) successful music business. And Taraji P. Henson as Cookie, the recently sprung ex of Lucious, is a powerhouse of a woman who has been in jail for 17 years and has a score to settle. I canâ€™t wait to see how this all plays out.
Empire debuts with limited commercial interruption on Wednesday, January 7, at 9 p.m.
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