The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is only two weeks away, and the TV Academy has announced the first crop of presenters — the stars of Empire make the list.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are both set to present during the Sept. 20 telecast. And Taraji has her own nomination in the lead actress category.
Whilst we celebrate Black Hollywood and its baby steps, can we point out just how much fake polish has been used to buff this series? The flimsiness of the plot, the attention paid to its exciting tedium – yes, so boring it gratifies you. It is not a good thing. An expensive venture leading to nowhere of significance.
When I got the series, a friend said to me, “you will not be able to put it down.”
I put it down a thousand times, and only watched when chauffeured around (in traffic) or around bedtime.
It is very put-down-able.
They have the budget, the polish that it needs to pursue toe-to-toe with Hollywood’s most beloved series, but the story line, the rock-bottom performance, and most especially, the hurriedness of the scenes.
It makes you want to ask: where, for the love of mango juice, is the story rushing to that they continue to rob us of a human virtue- delayed gratification.
I shall be waiting for season two, only because we all need to get to the bottom of this shenanigan, innit?