Empire is a television show that has teens across the nation procrastinating their studying by completely absorbing their attention on Wednesday nights between 8 and 9 o’clock. Have you seen it yet?
Empire is an American musical drama television series that started on Fox on January 7, 2015. The show revolves around hip hop music and an entertainment company. The company Empire Enterprise creates all sorts of drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.
Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), a former drug dealer now turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, learns he has ALS. His life begins to cave in around him. His past sins come back to haunt him after his diagnosis. Lucious looks to prepare one of his three sons Andre (Trai Byers), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) for what’s to come. He wants one of his children to take over the family business. The brothers turn on each other in order to attempt to get the company.
Taraji P. Henson’s portrays Cookie Lyon, Lucious’ ex-wife, on Empire. She was released after 17 years in prison. She sees herself as the sacrificial lamb for Empire Entertainment, even though she and Lucious built the company together. After her return from prison, she is determined to bring the Lyon family back together and take her share of Empire Entertainment if that’s the last thing she does.
Jordan Thomas, a sophomore at Foley High says, “Empire keeps it interesting, and there is always a plot twist. No one is safe in this war for the company.”
Empire keeps you guessing and wanting more at the end of the night, in my opinion. Wednesdays can never come fast enough for me. I always get excited when its time for Empire to make an uproar at the end of the day. And then I can start my homework.