I started watching Empire on Hulu (as every episode is on instant steam) and it is my new favorite television show.
Empire deputed on Fox in January, and centers around a music company called Empire Entertainment and the founders’ family fighting over control of the company. This show is incredibly and surprisingly addicting—I had no idea what to expect since I have never read anything about the Fox series. Empire has an incredible cast, with Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon and Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon. Cookie’s one liners are absolutely hilarious and she never backs down from anything.
What I love about the show is that the characters have such a different story and personality without seeming stereotypical or cliché. As a result, I never know what to expect from any of them, which makes the series so captivating and a breath of fresh air.
They all also have such unbelievable musical talent; I have already bought the entire Empire soundtrack on iTunes. The show is not like Glee where people break out in dance and it feels like you are watching a musical. Instead, the music fits in with the emotions of the character and encourages the tensions felt in the scene. There are also several well-known guest stars and recurring cast members like Jennifer Hudson, Naomi Campbell, and Courtney Love. I am not surprised Empire has been renewed for a second season, and look forward for the new episodes to come!