The Kardashians Are More ‘Interesting’ IRL Than On Their Show for Some Fans
The Kardashians are the “first family” of American reality television, and some of the biggest stars ever to emerge on the pop culture scene. For years, fans have followed the trials and tribulations of the famous family.
Through breakups, scandals, divorces, and even gender transitions, viewers have seen the Kardashian-Jenner crew go through the wringer, and somehow, emerge even stronger than ever before – and more successful. In fact, the Kardashians have expanded their reality empire to include multiple business ventures.
Through it all, they have continued producing their reality show — but these days, fans are a little less than enthused about the show itself.
When did ‘KUWTK’ premiere?
In the early 2000s, the Kardashian family was a fixture on the fringes of pop culture. Kim Kardashian worked as a closet organizer for Paris Hilton, while her stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) made a living doing motivational speeches around the country.
The family undoubtedly had something “extra” and in 2007, they began appearing in their very own reality show on the E! network. Keeping Up with the Kardashians featured the day to day exploits of the Kardashian-Jenner family circle, documenting their romances, their work lives, and their efforts to become even more famous.
Over the years, the show has evolved and viewers have seen some members of the family grow up onscreen. For example, when fans were introduced to Kylie Jenner, she was a fresh-faced ten-year-old. In the past few years, Jenner has evolved to be a barely-recognizable version of her old self, with many rumored plastic surgeries and a fondness for posing in barely-there bikinis.
The Kardashian family doesn’t ‘bare it all’ on television anymore
One way that Keeping Up with the Kardashians has changed is that the family now limits what they are willing to reveal on the reality show. Formerly, nothing was off-limits, and fans were brought into the fold to experience the family’s reactions firsthand as scandals unfolded.
These days, paparazzi really does obsessively “keep up” with the family, which means that scandals and headlines break months before they are featured on the show.
While this maintains an interest in the family on a day to day basis, it means that by the time each new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres, it doesn’t feature the most relevant content.
As some fans on Reddit recently pointed out, it seems as though the Kardashian-Jenners have become “too big” for reality television.
Fans are losing interest in ‘KUWTK’
Since the most recent news coverage surrounding the Kardashian family tends to break right when it happens, some fans don’t really see the need for them to continue filming their reality show for much longer. After all, by featuring scandals and important events months after they initially occur, the family has the luxury to edit around certain sensitive topics, picking and choosing what they want to reveal.
As a few of the Reddit fans pointed out, their lives are still very interesting — but the show, not so much.
In fact, some family members, like Kendall Jenner, have chosen to keep certain parts of their lives completely away from the camera. She strictly maintains her privacy, which could be seen as completely counterproductive to the overall idea of the show.
One poster on Reddit claimed that the show has gotten “boring” and that if they want to keep any viewers, they should consider completely redoing the concept of the show, stating that the current style of the show is much too “dry.” With some major updates on the horizon for the upcoming 18th season, including Kourtney Kardashian taking a step back from the show, it seems as though the family has some big decisions to make.