Marianne Jean-Baptiste

TV Picks: 'Empire,' 'Broadchurch,' 'The Jinx'

TV Picks: 'Empire,' 'Broadchurch,' 'The Jinx'

“Empire”: It’s over already? Alas, yes, Fox’s super-hot music-industry-by-way-of-Shakespeare epic airs its two-hour season finale this week and as with its spiritual cousin “Game of Thrones,” the 11 episodes have flown by too quickly.

Like “GoT,” “Empire” is an exploration of power and family, loyalty and lies, in which a king may sit on the throne but the queen understands what’s really going down.

Also there’s music, some of it performed by A-list stars; the finale boasts appearances by Patti LaBelle and Snoop Dogg among others.

Mogul Lucious Lyon (Terence Howard) is fighting for his life (he was recently diagnosed with ALS), his legacy (his company,...

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