‘Empire’ Review


Andrea Vidaurre

The hot, new television show filled with drama that everyone is talking about, Empire, has made it to 16.7 million viewers according to Dominic Patten from deadline.com.

The show stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, the father and CEO of Empire Entertainment. Empire is the family’s music producing company. Taraji P. Henson plays as Cookie Lyon, Lucious’ ex wife who has returned from prison and is ready to claim what’s hers. Jussie Smollett as Jamal, Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem and Trai Byers as Andre play as the sons of Lucious and Cookie and are all fighting for the spot to take over the family company after finding out that their father was diagnosed with ALS.

The show has 8/10 stars from IMBD, an online database of information related to films which seems to put the review that claims the show has “too much going on” to shame.

Many shows these days are sometimes way too calm, not expressing the real life events that happen. There are also too many crime shows to count on one hand, making them all seem the same. Empire isn’t like any other show out there, bringing guest stars to the show, new drama every episode and keeping viewers excited for the next episode.

The good thing about this show is that it’s free and you can be at home on a Wednesday and sit back and relax for the show at 9 p.m. eastern standard time.