So I’m watching Empire tonight and I’m reminded of something yet again.
What is that, you ask? Well I am reminded of how much I love drama television. I can’t wait to turn my novels into tv shows!
I just saw another episode of Empire and it is heightened drama at its finest. No where near as fast paced as Scandal but still with intricate story lines that make you want to just hug a kid who lost their mom to a drug charge at a young age. All of those boys have issues. The oldest one liking nothing but white girls who let him dirty d*** dog them down to the youngest one calling ole girl his ‘mama’. It’s just weird. But the show is great and the dynamics between the characters is compelling.
Although I am no fan of Lucious, I can’t help but want him to win. Then in the next breath when he’s dealing with Jamal, I want him to lose. He straight up shot Bunky in the face in the last episode. Bunky did pull a gun on him, though. I have always been of the mind that if you’re going to pull it, you’d better use it.
I don’t know how Lucious escaped with nary a bullet in him but suffice it to say, Bunky had some softness in him. I would have had my character shoot him and move on. That would have been the end of that ALS shaking him to death.
I love Taraji’s character, Cookie. Cookie still seems to have a soft spot for her husband and he for her despite him being married to ole debutante whats-her-face. << who I can not stand. I just wish she would go away but of course for character development and to throw a monkey wrench in things being smooth, she can’t just wither into a hot ball of silliness. He can’t talk to her and if she were a more observant gold digger…um I mean wife, she would know that something is wrong with him. Yeah, he’s sick girl.
Dre’ the oldest son; he’s a piece of work. He’s bipolar and he’s a conniving son-of-a….well Lucious. He’s married to a woman that puts on a bib to give him oral. I don’t know what kind of …I’ll just leave that there. Then there’s Jamal he is the son who is gay. He’s Jurnee Smollett’s brother! I was like look at him. Out of the three sons, he’s the most talented. He writes and arranges music but because he’s gay, Lucious treats him like trash. No seriously, he actually threw this child into the trash. How horrible. I don’t think I could deal with someone who treated The Kid poorly. Well I know I wouldn’t. Then there’s the youngest son…totally selfish and a psuedo Chris Brown without the face punching and slapping of women. That swift butt whuppin Cookie put on him in the first episode was completely justified. That was great. I’m up to three episodes on this show (that’s all they have at the time I’m writing this) and I plan on watching all of them. Just like Black Ish, this is a great show.