Blogging While Watching "Empire"

I can't type when Cookie is on the television.  She seriously mesmerizes me so I have to keep rewinding.

Akeem (or is it Hakeem), the Prince of Zamunda, brings me joy.  He honestly has no fugs to give.  He just wants someone to do the songs, tell him what to rap, and then get up in front of a camera and rap them.  That lil boy isn't hungry.

HERE COMES COOKIE!  Busting in with Precious following as always.  (I'm going to HAVE to call that woman by her real name.  This is getting disrespectful.)

Cookie:  Lemme tell you what I want!

Why is the assistant giving out dead people's SS #'s?  I bet she used to get a crazy check.  Love her hair.

Prince Zamunda had better stopped trying his mama in front of people.

Boo Boo better watch her back.  At least she's wearing her pearls right this episode.  When she had the bottom of them peaking out of that dress the other time I rolled my eyes clean out my head.  Oh...and they're too long.


LOVING Taraji's hair! (My hair currently?  Lawd...the flu laughs at vanity.  LOL!)

Lil Tiana is super cute.  Love her hair too.  Not loving the scallop skirt.

Lucious loves Precious.  They are super close.  I bet show knows all his secrets.  I hope we see her life outside of the office.  

Aw lawd...Titan shooting and whatnot???????????

I hate dark bathrooms.  Could be hiding all kinds of wet germs.

How'd he think he was going to hide that from his wife?  If Robby told me some ish like that weeks after he knew I'd gut him right then and there.  

Aw lawd...Cookie in Boo Boo's meeting.  Love Boo Boo's dress.

Lucious and Boo Boo couldn't have this conversation at home?  

"Poaching a jail thug."  ROFL!

Lucious and Cookie put the eam in team.  LOL!

I don't like the way Lucious goes in on Jamal though.  That's so disgusting to me.  That's your child dude.

Cookie covered her head.  YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!  #Respect

Andre been saving his father's behind since way, way back huh?  

Boo Boo Kitty 'nem with the play cousins.  Cookie with the mama.  LOL!  COOKIE.IS.BOSS!

Lucious stay strapped.  Diving on the floor Berretti style pulling out his gat!  I had to rewind to see how he pulled that off!

I want Cookie and Lucious to get back together.  LOL!

Wait, what?  The Nation killed his father?  

This red dress Cookie rocking?  LOVE!

Lucious is trying to do right by Hakeem.

Jamal is better than me.  I'd never go see Lucious but...I'D ALWAYS TAKE THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!

Why they old azzes in the club?  Seriously?  

"Baby you like fruit?"  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

LOVE how Taraji does that "Elder lean" when she starts talking about the good old days.  They all do that.  I'll probably start doing it next week.

This Naomi thing is too weird.  Me no likey.  How old is this lil boy in real life?  Although...Naomi straight stunting still.  


Tiana 'bout her money.  That can be a good thing.  AND...and a bad thing.

Imma need Jamal to not do too much alley traveling at night.  All that money makes you soft.  

Is he wearing a skirt rapping?  Like Yeezy?

Lucious stay writing checks.

Cookie needs to beat the Prince of Zamunda with another broom.  Has his father truly never told him what went down?


Cookie:  I make you better.  Don't forget that.

Lucious:  Thank you baby.

Cookie:  Baby?  You might want to clear that with Anika.

Lucious:  Okay...Baby Mama.


What can I say?  I love Cookie man.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HER!



I tried to watch "Empire" twice before I forced myself to sit still and watch it for real.  The first episode was pilot-ish and we all know how pilots can go but I hung in there.  I was scared about Cookie because I really didn't want Taraji's talent to go wasted by being the stereotypical Black mama from the hood.  When she grabbed that broom...I was like...AW...LAWD...HERE WE GO.

By the second episode when Porsha was introduced, I started seeing all of the nuances that I love about Taraji's range.  She's angry, loving, motherly, bitchy, bossy, strong, tough, weak, heartbroken, hopeful, et al.


Yall know Lee Daniels is gay right?  Well...if you didn't...he's going to always make sure you know.  Jamal being gay and the struggle with his father because of him being gay and his father's refusal to accept him as he is is a bit much for me...but I know it happens exactly like that sometimes.  I mean hell...his mother would fight for him and she still calls him names behind his back.  I wonder if that ish goes down like that still in 2015?  I seriously hope not cuz trying to throw that baby away like that broke my heart.

The younger son is an extremely talented actor unless that's his for real personality.  I mean...he has that character DOWN-T!  I love his voice and the music!  Oh...the music has me about to ask Mr. Google where I can find it!

The Obama stuff got the side eye from me but I get it.

I guess.

And man...are these people racist.  They say some serious racist ish and don't think twice about it.

The bi-polar older son and his wife?  Oh...that's gonna play out intensely I'm sure.  She seems to be type who understands the phrase, "By any means necessary."

Quinton (yall know who Quinton is so don't act like it) is being him.  Even faced with death...he isn't about to deal with any disrespect from anyone except his wife cuz um...she took her clothes off to prance in front of his ex-wife and yeah...that was disrespectful.  

Cookie is going to get her soon, soon and very soon.  I see it coming.  It's going to go down Alexis and Crystal Carrington style and you know this MAN!!!!!

That elevator scene was SO.TENSE and perfect.  LOVED.THAT!

I sure wish I could see that young lady as anything other than Precious.  *sigh*  I need to do better in life I know.

Are you watching?  What do you think so far?  Are you enjoying it?  Were you worried in the beginning?

Are you here for Cookie?