Desirae recently began freelance writing in order to keep her two cats living in the style to which they'd become accustomed. When not providing for their comfort, she is a PhD student at Texas A&M where she studies film and media with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her work has appeared on Autostraddle, Vague Visages, Write out of L.A., and PopMatters, where she is currently an Associate Film Editor. She can be kept up with on Twitter (@ZeeSayre) and on her personal site.
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.
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.