A Love Letter to Cookie Lyon: Why She's the Baddest Bitch on TV Right Now

March 19, 2015 5:57 PM

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A Love Letter to Cookie Lyon: Why She's the Baddest Bitch on TV Right Now

I've been looking forward to Empire pretty much since FOX started peppering my neighborhood with posters shouting "Music, Family, Power...The Battle Begins." I had basically no idea what the show was about—in fact for a majority of the time leading up to the premiere I thought that Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson were a brother-sister duo battling for the fortune of some sort of scion parent—but hey, I like music, family and power. Sign me up! I thought.

After my first viewing, I have to be honest, I was a wee bit disappointed. I was all settled in on the couch, with my tub of cookie dough in one hand and wine juice box in the other (this is a judgment-free zone, right?), ready to witness television history. I wanted to be blown away with over-the-t...

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