Empire has a number of well-known and talented actors and contributors. The main cast includes of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, who have both received numerous awards for previous works. The cast features predominantly African-American actors, making Empire one of the least diverse shows on Fox. The music is written by Timbaland, as well as Daniels and Strong and has a strong soundtrack. Daniels succeeds in creating a soap opera that depicts a “black dynasty”.
Empire addresses controversial topics. It mentions racism and discrimination by speaking about Trayvon Martin and other incidents dealing with police killings of blacks. It deals issues in the LGBT community with Lucious’ gay son, Jamal Lyon. Through Jamal’s character, Daniel portrays how gay men are stigmatized by their fathers, especially when the public is involved.
Empire is an attention grabber that keeps you guessing and interested each week. Some have criticized the conflicts and interaction between the characters as predictable and dull. Some topics discussed in the show could push away or pull in viewers. It all depends on what a you value in a show.
This show is a melting pot for music, money, tough love, and drama. Empire’s music catchy and plot believable. Hopefully, this Empire can keep up its ratings as that is what Fox needs.
Here is the trailer for the show: