7 Reasons Why You NEED To Be Watching Empire
The hit US show officially landed in the UK on April 28.
In case you haven’t already heard of the hit US show that’s quickly become a bloomin’ sensation, Empire began its reign in the UK on Tuesday night (April 28).
A hip-hop musical drama, Empire follows Lucious Lyon, founder of the huge record label Empire. After he's diagnosed with ALS and given a maximum of three years to live, he decides he must pick one of his sons to become the heir to his company - leaving Andre, Jamal and Hakeem to fight it out.
But soon, someone else pops up with a claim to the company; Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie, who’s been in jail for the last 17 years. She also happens to be a total badass. So, you know, pretty standard stuff.
Also, in the ultimate seal of approval, Taylor Swift has even enlisted one of its stars (Serayah, who plays Tiana) inter her inner A-lister circle.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 29, 2015
Still, if none of that has convinced you, here’s a few reasons why you should definitely be tuning in to Empire…
1. Terence Howard is incredible as the slightly terrifying Lucious
2. The music in it is SO good (and the on-stage outfits are always on POINT)
Its no surprise since Timbaland is the music supervisor, don'tcha know.
3. There are some proper amazing celebrity cameos
À la Courtney Love basically playing herself (don't sue us please Courtney Love).
4. Naomi Campbell plays a COUGAR, for god's sake
This is reason enough.
5. THERE'S SO. MUCH. DRAMA.
No phones allowed when Empire's on, please and thank you.
6. Everyone in it is quite ridiculously good-looking
7. And best of all, it has the greatest TV character possibly of all time... Cookie Lyon
The woman doesn't play.
She's not very good at hiding her emotions.
Seriously, she will become your spirit animal.
Oh, come on, we MUST have convinced you by now. Go put on your fanciest fur coat and get watching, ASAP.