For years I’ve kept up with the Kardashians, greedily tuning into each variation on the format.
Be it the original, be it Kourtney and Kim Take New York, be it Khloe and Lamar or be it I Am Cait, I’ve happily sat back on the couch and laughed, cried and grimaced along as the family bare their lives (and butts) for our entertainment.
Sure, people mock them for having what they see as a completely vacuous existence. But look beyond the bling and assorted crazy things and what I see is a family that has even more love than cash. Not only will they come through for each other in times of need and distress but they’re also there to gleefully pull each other up when they take the excess a tad too far.
Their lives may be documented off-screen but there’s always another layer to discover as the “Klan” come together. Kim didn’t speak out about her horrifying Paris robbery until the Kardashians were all together on camera to do so. Ditto Kourtney and her marriage breakdown with Scott – instead we saw all the real and touching conversations happening on our TV screens.
But now we’ve come to the Life of Kylie. And for once, I plan to tune out.
The Life of Kylie will be an abject failure. Listen to why on The Binge podcast:
For those who’ve missed it, youngest sibling Kylie Jenner is set to get her own spinoff reality series.
“The show will follow Jenner as she navigates her unique life as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, television star, style icon and CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics,” the press release breathlessly announced.
“Life of Kylie will document not only how she spends her professional time but also her personal time, including hanging out with close friend Jordyn Woods.”
So far, so Kardashian. But the difference this time around is that I don’t believe 19-year old Kylie has anything left to show us.