Wow, wow, wow! The pilot for Empire premiered on Fox Wednesday at 9p.
The Lyon family heads a very successful record company. There are three sons vying for control of the company when their father steps down/passes on. Each son is very distinct and interesting: 1) Andre-driven, all-business, conniving wife, 2) Jamal-quiet, talented musician, gay, 3) Hakeem-flashy, impulsive , rapper, all about the ladies. Throw in mom who was just released early from prison "for good behavior" who wants to claim her stake, and you have a very powerful story! Not to mention the shady beginnings of the company, and a leader not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Now that was a pilot that grabbed me from the first minute. Can't wait to see how this story unfolds!