Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company.Written by
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Somewhat stereotypical, and certainly clichéd writing, but captivating, particularly as performed by 2 of my favorite actors, Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard, ever since seeing them in one of my favorite gritty, touching movies, Hustle & Flow.
Like that infamous film, there will be welcome music. A flashback scene in the pilot episode almost harks back to that time they worked together.
Can't help but feel personally invested in its characters, which may be biased since I so admire the work of the actors playing the roles.
"A unique family drama set in the world of a hip hop empire." Pretty sure it's the first series featuring that premise.
Enjoying so far, and anxious to watch where it goes.
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