“There are no Asian movie stars” – Aaron Sorkin
Kym King, guest reviewer I was excited, just like anyone else, when FOX decided to launch a new show with a diverse cast; set in the world of hip hop, drugs, and the African American community, Empire premiered with amazing ratings. After the premiere of the first episode I was, for lack of a better word, a bit underwhelmed. With a cast like Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and Gabourey Sidibe, I was expecting…well I don’t know what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t this stereotypical hot mess I came across.
So to go along with my twelve-year-old boy taste in movies and my irrational love of sitcoms, my favorite genre of novel is…YA (you all saw this coming, right? Had me pegged for a raging Harry Potter fan? Guilty.) Adult fiction somehow never managed to hold quite the same appeal for me, coming after all the great YA I loved in high school. The seventh Harry Potter book came out the summer before I went to college, my childhood ended, and fiction just hasn’t been the same sense. Okay that’s darker than I really meant the sentiment to be. But the problem is, adult fiction might not capture the imagination in the same way YA once did, but you also do naturally outgrow YA. (Or at least, a lot of YA. Harry Potter will be awesome forever and Holes still really holds up).