My Guilty (Reality TV) Pleasure

by - February 21, 2018

If there is one thing that Jennifer Lawrence and I have in common, it’s our guilty pleasure: I love Keeping Up with the Kardashians! 

My sisters and I have been following the reality show since its early days. I used to watch Paris Hilton’s reality shows so I was already familiar with Kim from when she used to work for her. I also remember Kourtney from the reality show Filthy Rich (which was also on E!, if I’m not mistaken). Since they were both familiar, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to check out their reality show, which has since blown up into such an empire for their family after ten years. 

Watching their family and the things that they are up to is something my sisters and I enjoy. We talk about them like we know them personally sometimes and it confuses other people when we do, because they think we’re talking about friends of family they haven’t heard about. 

I admit the whole glamorous lifestyle is not something we can relate to but there is still so much about this family that is relatable. I think my family connects to them in particular because of the dominant group of females in the family, which is similar to ours. I think between me, my sisters and my mom we all have a little bit of Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and even Kris in our family (without the whole body-confident side, if you know what I mean). 

The family can be crazy sometimes and some of the things that they get involved in may become controversial but I love that they do not apologize for being who they are. I know that some people think that they are a bunch of superficial, stupid, social media crazy people but honestly, I don’t think they can convert the fame that they had on the show into successful clothing and makeup lines (among other things) if they were. They capitalized on who they are as a brand, no matter what naysayers may think, and made a successful business empire out of it. 

As much as I am a fan of the family, I have to admit that I do have a favorite Kardashian: Khloe! I love how she is brutally frank to everyone, especially to her own family. I love how she is very loyal to them and will be the first people to go on defense for any member of her family. I admire how during the time when she was already separated from Lamar Odom and he was fighting for his life, she was there for him even if things didn’t work out between them. The emotional maturity to go through that is just amazing. The weight-loss journey that she went through, the commitment she gave to transform herself, I think it made her bloom not just physically but as a person, based on what I see of her on the show. If I could choose one of them who I can meet in person and hang out with, it would definitely be Khloe. I’d be asking for help to get my own “revenge body” too, that’s for sure! 

No matter how much drama or crazy antics happen on the show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is something that I love to watch to unwind after a long day. I’m glad that they have been using the attention that their show gets to issues important to them like the plight of the homeless in the US and gun control. I like that they are using their fame for relevant topics like that when they can. 

The show has been on for 10 years and so much has changed with this family since they first started. I look forward to seeing how long they can keep this show up and how they will evolve in the years to come. I don’t know if they will be around for another ten years but I know that I will be Keeping Up with the Kardashians for as long as I can.

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