How Fox’s ‘Empire’ Turns Ratchet into Magic

Posted on January 27, 2015

Fox’s Empire featuring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson is the early breakout hit of mid-season. It’s not for its overt creativity or television “game-changing” either. Empire is at the top of television right now because the prime time soap opera walks that fine line between fantastical and ratchet. In other words, it’s fantasti-ratchet and we love it.

We’re 3 episodes in and the series shows no signs of stopping. Despite debuting to monstrous ratings, the viewership has increased over the last two airings. This is nearly unheard of in modern television. So why are people tuning in by the boatload?

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