Episode 01: PilotEpisodeEpisode 02: The Outspoken KingEpisode 03: The Devil Quotes ScriptureEpisode 04: False ImpositionEpisode 05: Dangerous BondsEpisode 06: Out Damned SpotEpisode 07: Our Dancing DaysEpisode 08: The Lyons RoarEpisode 09: Unto the BreachEpisode 10: Sins of the FatherEpisode 11: Die But OnceEpisode 12: Who I Am
Empire - Season 1This series focus on hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. A music mogul plans for the future of his empire after learning he has a disease in the series premiere of this drama, which follows his struggle to choose an heir as his three sons and his ex-wife battle each other to take over the hip-hop throne.
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Creators of "Empire - Season 1"Lee DanielsBirthdate: 24 December 1959, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADanny StrongBirthdate: 6 June 1974, Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Empire - Season 1"Ed Bark Uncle BarkyJanuary 07, 2015
It roars into view and keeps everything humming throughout its all-important first episode.Tom Conroy Media LifeJanuary 07, 2015
The series' sudsy premise might work if it were matched by more energy in the acting and staging, but the presentation suggests we're supposed to take the action seriously. Most viewers will simply shrug.Eric Deggans NPRJanuary 07, 2015
Empire soars highest when probing the conflicts and contradictions of the black family, making high drama out of the dysfunction lying just beneath the surface.Linda Holmes NPRJanuary 07, 2015
It is sort of hip-hop Nashville, but so what? Why not hip-hop Nashville?Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-DispatchJanuary 07, 2015
With plot to spare, Empire surely has something for everyone.Andy Greenwald GrantlandJanuary 07, 2015
Tense and tawdry, Empire is the rare network drama to know exactly what it is from the jump.Alison de Souza The Straits Times (Singapore)September 13, 2016
One hopes that Daniels and writer Danny Strong, who teamed up on the 2013 civil rights film The Butler, can keep this good stuff coming even as they follow their over-the-top storyline to its sudsy conclusion.Kari Croop Common Sense MediaDecember 23, 2014
Musical melodrama explores family, fame, and homophobia.Brad Oswald Winnipeg Free PressJanuary 07, 2015
Empire's première is a densely packed affair, dealing as it must with character introductions, background details and multiple-storyline establishment, but it handles the job in a smooth and entertaining fashion.Adrienne Johnson News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)January 07, 2015
Empire feels a little dated. It should be breaking new ground and asking new questions, but the pilot, at least, feels unoriginal.
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