KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS is something shouldn't like [it's obviously scripted, despite being flogged as a fly-on-the-wall show], but I watch anyway.
The Kardashian family are: Mum Kris Jenner, Her husband Bruce [Olympic gold medal winner], Kris' older children; Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe, Robert [their father is late L.A. power attorney Robert Kardashian] and Kris' and Bruce's daughters Kylie and Kendall.
Most of the episodes center around Kim [she's the one with the T&A and her own best-selling sex tape], although she is actually boring and very me-me-me. She keeping referring to herself as famous, but this is the recording of the first season, she was just known as 'the girl in that sex tape' at this point... Robert is another weak link - he seems nice, but doesn't do anything when he's onscreen, but luckily he's away in uni most of the time.
What keeps me viewing is Khloe's sense of humour. She is hilarious and whenever she pairs up with Kourtney you know there is bound to be something worth watching about to happen. Khloe is the standout on the show and since she and Kourtney are so good together they now have a spin off show [Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami] too, which often outperforms this show for ratings in the US.
Bruce is also very funny, but he is often drowned out by the girls, which is a shame. Momager Kris is much more likable then I thought she would be and is feisty. Kylie and Kendall don't really get too much screen time, but as they're in their early teens I think Bruce and Kris are being responsible in limiting their exposure.
Episode 1: I'm Watching You Kim prepares her first big TV interview, where she'll have to discuss her sex tape and everyone helps to set up a anniversary party for Bruce and Kris.
Episode 2: Managing Mom Being a busy working mum [she owns a store and is manager to Bruce as well as Kim] starts to take it's tole on Kris, so she hires a nanny. Meanwhile Kim debates firing her as her manager.
Episode 3: Brody in the House As the girls and Rob all go to Mexico for a saucy shoot, Bruce is told that they're taking a vacation. When he finds out that they're doing a shoot for a swimwear range owned by the creator of 'Girls Gone Wild' he goes after them and asks his son Brody Jenner to stay at the family home to look after Kylie and Kendall.
Episode 4: Birthday Suit Playboy ask Kim to pose for them, much to Bruce's dismay, but as he says "Why ask for my opinion? You're going to do what you want anyway". Kim decides to only do it if she doesn't have to take her clothes off, but this is Playboy - do you think they'll be happy with that?
Episode 5: Remembering Dad As the anniversary of her father's death approaches, a emotionally fragile Khloe is arrested for a DUI. Luckily the camera crew are on hand to recreate the drama. Literally. There's even a disclaimer at the start of the episode disclosing that "this episode features recreations of actual events". See? Not scripted at all - pure reality!
Episode 6: You Are So Pregnant, Dude! Kourtney takes a pregnancy test and there is a wild weekend for the girls [and Rob] in Vegas - will a classy Vegas wedding be involved for one of them? Meanwhile Kris buys Kendall a puppy and instructs her to keep it hidden from poor Bruce, who said no...
Episode 7: Helping Hand Khloe asks Kris what she should do about the homeless man outside the girls store and is told to show some compassion. So she and Kourtney take him to the family home to clean him up.
Episode 8: The Price of Fame Kim is devastated when she learns that some old photos she stole and later misplaced of Kourtney as a teenager wind up in the wrong hands. Is Kourtney about to be the next Kardashian 'Superstar'? Kris wastes no time in phoning lawyers and involving the FBI in tracking down the shots of the underage Kourtney.Read more ›