By: Thirosha Pillay | Fri 06 Mar 2015, 15:16
The highly anticipated drama series Empire lands this Wednesday 4 March at 21:00 CAT on FOX and with a cast compliment of Taraji P Henson, Terrence Howard and Malik Yoba, you’d want to tune in to see this intense drama unfold in HD.
Empire is not the only drama-filled show in HD on TV right now, you can also tune in to the dance drama, Hit the Floor on Fridays at 19:30 CAT on Vuzu Amp.
To enjoy DStv in HD, all you’ll need is an HD compatible television, HD decoder or DStv Explora to benefit from the perks of exceptional HD quality viewing.
We’ve pitted these two shows - Empire and Hit the Floor - against each other in a stand-off so you can see exactly what you’ll be watching in HD.
In Hit the Floor, Ahsha is the new girl on the Los Angeles Devil Girls scene. Other than going against her mother’s wishes to join the Devil Girls, Ahsha must also deal with the evil eye from fellow Devil Girl Jelena, who sees Ahsha as a threat. In Empire, Lucious Lyon’s three sons are all competing to take over the reins of their father’s music company after he dies. There’s no shortage of rivalry, the need for power and success on both shows.
Ahsha discovers the true identity of her biological father and the news is closer to home than she thought, prompting her to resent her mother for keeping such a huge secret from her. Meanwhile in Empire, Lucious’ eldest son is bipolar and is secretly medicating himself. Their secrets weigh heavily on them and make for a gripping watch.
There are two types of talent you’ll come across in HD on Empire and Hit the Floor - and that is dance and music. With Ahsha’s mother also having been a Devil Girl, dance runs through Ahsha’s veins. Lucious’ youngest son Hakeem is also an incredibly talented musician who is in the running for his father’s Empire.
Sacrifice and greed
Lucious used to be a drug dealer, for which his wife was the “fall guy” and served a jail sentence of 17 years. Needless to say her sacrifice was not for nothing, now that she’s back she wants a piece of the Empire and she doesn’t look like the type of lady you can refuse. Meanwhile in Hit The Floor, Jelena decides to share the spotlight with Ahsha in the hopes that she’ll fail miserably. Talk about setting someone up for disappointment for personal gain.
Watch the premiere of Empire on Wednesday 4 March at 21:00 CAT on FOX and be sure to catch Hit the Floor on Fridays at 19:30 CAT on Vuzu Amp.