This show is not without problems – continuity gaps, characters and storylines introduced then dropped without resolution, farfetched plot turns and so on – but for me, all is forgiven when Cookie Lyon sashays onto the scene wearing another over-the-top outfit featuring animal prints + faux fur + extra bling-bling please. Taraji P. Henson OWNS that character and the whole dang show too quite frankly, although the rest of the cast does an admirable job holding their own against the force of nature that is Miss Cookie. She’s sassy, salty, spicy, real and out of this world, all at once.
So if you’re new to Empire I suggest that you:
a) Binge-watch Season 1
b) Grab your popcorn and take a seat on the couch
c) Join me in asking the weekly question – WWCW – What Will Cookie Wear?
Wednesdays on Fox, starting September 23rd.
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