If you do not understand what I mean by the above topic, let me explain more clearly. Am actually asking between these two televisions series, EMPIRE AND POWER, which is better or which do you prefer? Why am writing this article is simply because these series are quite popular according to online polls and are overly hyped.Before I compare and contrast, let me quickly do a brief analyses on both series because I have watched them both (wink). To me, they are okay but the overhyping was just too much.
EMPIRE: has a storyline of a man named Luscious Lyon who is/was a drug dealer. From the flashbacks, it was discovered that luscious who obviously grew up on the street made his first millions on drugs but it would result him going to prison but his wife stood up for him and went to prison on his behalf just for him to pursue his musical career and raise their three boys. While the wife (named Cookie) was in prison, his husband visited her a couple of times and stopped showing up. He also built an empire and got engaged to another woman named Anika. Upon serving her 17years in prison, Cookie came out a bitter woman and wanted half of luscious empire. This development lead to several problems in the family, business and in the hood. Luscious and Cookie Lyon have three boys together named Andre, Jamal and Hakeem. Luscious is an artiste himself and also owns one of the best recording label in town, so he also wanted one of his son to succeed him when he might have gone, but this he find very difficult. Why? Andre Lyon is the first son and he is the only child to have acquired a secular education up to MBA level in Accounting/Finance. Luscious is extremely afraid of handing over the empire to him because he is over ambitious and had tried killing him. Apart from that, he has bipolar (Kolomental) and had stopped receiving treatment. Jamal Lyon, the finest of the three (to me o) is a very good singer who sings more of RnB, Soul and Pop. His easy going and does not like violence. His father likes those things about him but hate the fact that his gay. Luscious hatred for him is so strong that he had once threw him into the trash can when he was little boy. Hakeem Lyon, the last of three is the father’s favorite because his a strong rap star and delivers what the ghetto wants but his a chain smoker, a chronicle womanizer and lives a debauched lifestyle. Although, luscious likes Hakeem, but he fears that he may/will crumble the whole empire in the shortest period of time.
POWER: has a storyline of a man named James Saint Patrick aka ghost who is the leader of distro of cocaine in New York City. Ghost as his popularly called by those who knows his drugs dealings is married to Tasha and they have three kids together named Tariq, Raina and Yasmin. James runs one of the biggest night clubs in Manhattan, New York City. James problems started when he met his first love, AUSA Angela Valdes who happens to be a lawyer and a federal prosecutor especially on drug cases. According to the storyline, it was discovered that the two lovebird got separated by Angela’s father who never liked James because his a dangerous and ghetto kid who will be a bad influence on his daughter. After the reunion, their love life rekindled causing so much tension between James, Tasha and Tommy Egan. Tommy Egan is James saint Patrick best friend and drug pusher partners of over 20years. They were all high school mates including AUSA Angela Valdes. Tommy Egan is considered family by Tasha and James thus making him uncle to James’ kids. James and Angela’s relationship resulted into James separating from his wife Tasha. Since James is in love with a federal prosecutor, he is trying so hard to be as clean as he can be thus doing all he can to get off the drug business which includes killing Fellipe Lobos and Milan etc. One of the problem James saint Patrick has again is that he has so much money but he can’t spend it simply because it’s untraceable and acquired illegal. That’s why he is channeling so much energy to make his night clubs a hit so he can have some legit money for his family. Although, his love affairs with Angela fell out and the once sweet relationship went sour. Do you know what happened next? Goan watch it biko, lol.
Difference and Similarities between Empire and Power
|Main character is Luscious||Main character is James St. Patrick|
|The storyline is centered on drugs and ghetto||The storyline is centered on drugs and ghetto|
|Luscious is married to Cookie||James is married to Tasha|
|Luscious started having affairs with Anika||James started having affairs with AUSA Angela Valdes|
|Luscious street name is Lyon||James street name is Ghost|
|Luscious deals on drugs||James deals on drugs|
|Luscious invested his drug money in music||James invested his drug money in Night Club|
|Luscious best friend used to be Vernon Turner||James best friend is Tommy Egan|
|Luscious is Older||James is younger|
|Luscious has three biological kids with Cookie and lola with Olivia||James has three kids with Tasha|