Tired of watching the same old shoes? Need something to watch when you’re inside this winter? Ready to be blown away?

Today, check out “Empire” actress Grace Gealey give you her top five reasons to check out the new Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson-starring Fox show this Wednesday, January 21!

Reason 1: Time To Shine

My first reason you should watch “Empire” is because it’s a show of color. It’s a show primarily of color and creed that dominates the screen. It’s a beautiful thing in today’s society. I don’t shut back from saying that. I feel we need more of it and I’m proud to be a part of a show that the team, cast and crew is primarily of color. I’m excited for people to interpret just the human experience but the black experience.

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Reason 2: The Content

Reason 2: The Content

Another reason people should watch the show is because of the content. I feel we speak to a lot of topics that are relevant to today’s society. There are events on the show that are touchy and things that happened recently that people will be surprised we’re touching on. Because of that, I feel people can really relate and appreciate the content that we’re displaying to everybody.

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Reason 3: Risky

Reason 3: Risky

The third reason is because it’s a risky show. It’s bold and risky. There’s a lot of drama, power, family, greed, love, jealousy and so many things that are true to the human experience. We push a lot of buttons and push a lot of envelopes and I love it. It’s a bold and risky show and sure to leave your mouth agape at the end of every episode.

[Check out Grace’s fourth reason to watch the show!]

Reason 4: Timbaland

Reason 4: Timbaland

The fourth reason is because it’s a hip-hop-centered record label that we’re discussing. We have a lot of new, amazing, addictive music. There’s a ton of amazing talent on the show. You will see singers, you will see rappers. Timbaland is the executive music producer on this and the sound is fresh and new. It is amazing.

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Reason 5: Check Me Out

Reason 5: Check Me Out

The fifth reason is because of my character. She is unpredictable. I love her because she’s extremely independent and gets what she wants. Although she is not a whirlwind of a tornado presence, she has the power of a mountain but chooses to use it wisely. That’s why Lucious is with her and you’ll find out during the show she’s younger, yes, seem a little bit not as powerful, but you’ll see that shift as the episodes air.

Make sure to tune into “Empire” on Fox Wednesday, 9 PM EST/p>