Empire on Fox - Season One

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  1. jmfreefly

    jmfreefly New Member

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    Hmm.. maybe I should tune in..
     
  2. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    So the Feds are after Frank Gathers and not Lucious. So who is Frank Gathers?

    Nice to see Cuba.

    And Naomi Campbell is Hakeem's secret girlfriend. That's going to be interesting.
     
  3. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I know at some point I'm going to get tired of this show but for right now, I'm all in.
     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Guess we now know who Frank Gathers is.

    Loved Cuba last week and hope to see him again. Cookie needs to be loved by someone OTHER than the murderer of her cousin.

    Campbell is quite the cougar. Dipping down about 25 years! Woah!

    I love the Cookie scenes. Taraji makes me laugh.
     
  5. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Cookie is the role of a lifetime for Taraji.
     
  6. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Cookie IS this show.

    Without her, meh.

    I am still enjoying this - but I will say all the auto-tune is annoying...
     
  7. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Second what - episode?

    Fox has already renewed it for a second season.

    IIRC, the current list of Fox renewals is:
    Empire
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Gotham
    Bob's Burgers
    MasterChef Junior

    and I think The Simpsons
    (note that this is definitely Glee's last season, and I'm pretty sure it's Bones's as well)
    The only reason I don't add The Mindy Project under what I call "88 is the new 100" (i.e. a show with three full seasons is pretty much automatically given a fourth, even if it's in a garbage time slot, so it will have 88 episodes, which, if Raising Hope is anything to go by, is enough for syndication) is, it's produced by NBC/Universal and not 20th Century-Fox, so Fox doesn't have as much incentive to give it a fourth season.
     
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Another good episode -- directed by John Singleton.

    "My name is Cookie. Ask about me. "

    :D

    She handled business between testifying and running from hitmen.
     
  9. hummingbird_206

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    Great show.

    "Dead ***** walkin' that's me out here right now". Awesome! I love Cookie (The Cookie Monster!)

    I still don't know the oldest son's name, but he and his wife are fun to hate.
     
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Am I the only one who thinks Courtney Love can't sing a lick? She's awful. I wish they had chosen some other "legendary" female artist to be their Billie Holliday.

    I 100% expected Annika to return unexpectedly and find Lucious and Cookie getting busy.

    Older brother really needs to take his meds. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up killing his wife sometime during this soap opera.
     
  11. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I cant think of the last time I've enjoyed a soap opera this much.
     
  12. hummingbird_206

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    Cookie makes the who show for me. I can't stand any of the other characters, but she makes putting up with them worthwhile!
     
  13. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    What the heck happened to Tiana?

    It was kind of odd that Lucious resents his son's white wife but he was getting ready to marry a "fake ass Lena Horne" woman whose skin is just as light. Really, nothing Lucious did in the last episode made much sense.
     
  14. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The actor who plays Andre delivered a good performance last night. He needs to stay on the meds!
     
  15. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Was off today and did a binge watch of the 1st 5 episodes. Mostly kept it recording because of what I read here.

    Just awesome....
     
  16. hummingbird_206

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    He was good, but drunk Cookie was great!

    I loved that Porsha was a double agent.:D
     
  17. justapixel

    justapixel Domestic Extremist Staff Member

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    I'm totally shocked at how much I like this show! I've never liked the Dallas soap type shows but this one keeps me coming back. Yeah, it's crazy, it doesn't make a lot of sense but it's very entertaining. The actress who plays Cookie is awesome, no Boo Boo Kitty there! :)
     
  18. realityboy

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    Yep, I loved it. He was by far my least favorite to watch, but it finally paid off.
     
  19. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I was cracking up when Cookie threw Anika's clothes onto the front lawn. I keep hoping Anika will bust out some kung-fu moves or something because she's always over matched against Cookie. It'd be nice if she could even things up a bit.

    I always laugh at the name of Ghetto Ass Studios. Then there's the guy with the never ending bowl of Fruit Loops.

    Taraji had better get an Emmy nomination or I'm going to be mad. Cookie is such a wonderful character.

    I don't know how Empire could have gotten so big because Lucious is kind of an idiot as a CEO.
     
  20. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Beretti and then Andre + Attorney

    I don't care for the Andre character -- at all -- but he does know how to operate in the ugly music business.
     

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