Five Ways “Empire” is Your Favorite Soap Opera

by James Hill

May 26, 2016

When “Empire” first hit last year, it was seen as the dawn of the big, Black drama. With a strong cast and a huge budget, the show dominated our social feeds and took over our Wednesdays nights. And while it definitely felt new to see US in a weekly drama, there was something . . . familiar about “Empire” that we just couldn’t put our finger on. And then it hit us — “Empire” is every soap opera you grew up watching while sitting on the floor with your mama doing your hair.

Don’t believe us? We’ve got five strong arguments: