At only halfway through the show’s second season, there is still a lot of space for Empire's writers to surprise us, but the further the show strays into melodramatic cliche, the less likely it seems they will.
24 Nov 2015
By introducing new plot lines and dramatic twists and turns without ever really capitalizing on the ones already set up, Empire's offering too many loose ends and half-developed characters about whom it's incredibly difficult to care.
16 Nov 2015
This week’s episode was full of the kinds of antics expected in the Empire universe; however, Lee Daniels and company showed with this week’s episode that there are any number of relationship dynamics still left to be explored.
26 Oct 2015
The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.
02 Oct 2015
Empire is the first one-hour network drama with a predominantly black cast to get a second season order.
31 Aug 2015
Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens is a brilliant exercise in counterfactuals: what could, might and should've been.
12 Aug 2015
We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity.
18 Feb 2015
“We didn't think of our movies as underground or commercial or art or porn; they were a little of all of those, but ultimately they were just 'our kind of movie.'” —Andy Warhol
24 Jun 2012
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