Black culture cannot be escaped.
Everyone from your favorite Korean girl bands to artists in places like Malaysia and Singapore are embracing black culture. Though I doubt many of them would honestly want to trade places with any Black person in America after the many tragedies they’ve suffered at the hands of law enforcement in their own country recently. Even Indian comedy troupe AIB (All India Bakchod) parodies this behaviourial revelation in their latest video.
Still it doesn’t stop us from indulging in some black caricature…er…I mean culture like Fox’s TV show “Empire”.
Lead by one time buddy of Ironman Terence Howard and the always dependable Taraji P. Henson the first season of the series was a ratings darling ensuring it’s eventual second season. Critics may lambaste it for its depiction of a dysfunctional African American family but thanks to the strong pedigree behind the scenes such as filmmaker Lee Daniels and musician Timbaland the tv show has done incredibly well even outside of its core demographic.
Returning to television screens on 23rd of September 2015 in America the series should be screening on Singapore screens very soon. Not sure if it will follow suit in neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Philippines but with its popularity it’s likely it will. Joining the ensemble cast are guests Chris Rock and the ever beautiful Marisa Tomei.
Check out the trailer for season 2 of TV show “Empire” on alcaTsar blog:
Empire Season 2 Cast & Crew Information:
|Executive Producers||:||Lee Daniels and Danny Strong|
|Producers||:||Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo|
|Cast||:||Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers|
|Website||:||Empire Season 2 website|
Empire Season 2 Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Screening Date:
|Empire Season 2 Malaysia Screening Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Empire Season 2 Philippines Screening Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Empire Season 2 Singapore Screening Date||:||11 February 2016|
|Empire Season 2 Indonesia Screening Date||:||5 February 2016|
|Empire Season 2 USA Screening Date||:||23 September 2015|
After a record-breaking first season, “Empire” returns as the number one series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, “Empire” shattered ratings records every week in its debut season and spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful.”
From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, “Empire” was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo.