Why the Kardashians Won’t Get ‘Deeply Personal’ About Their Lives on ‘KUWTK’ Next Season
It’s hard to think of many celebrities who have gotten as famous as the Kardashians off of reality TV. The famous family of influencers has been filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2007 and their fame has only increased with each passing season. But at the same time, longtime viewers of the show have begun to notice that the events taking place on-screen have had less substance recently than they used to.
Some fans suspect that the Kardashian-Jenners have reached a level of fame where they no longer care about filming the actual drama happening in their lives, in favor of more watered-down events.
‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ halted filming earlier this year
Like other television shows, KUWTK had to stop production this spring due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. TV and film productions came to a stop throughout Hollywood, and reality shows were affected more than others due to their faster production times. KUWTK aired only six episodes of their 18th season before having to shut things down.
As they say, however, the show must go on. The production team behind the show got creative and came up with sensible ways for the KarJenners to continue filming in their homes while under quarantine, according to Cinema Blend.
Mom Kris Jenner came up with the idea for everyone to film themselves on their smartphones and the producers set up specially lit areas within each home to film confessional scenes.
Fans have been unsatisfied with recent seasons’ storylines
Over the past few seasons, fans have taken to message boards and comment sections online to discuss the fact that the show has been going in a different direction than when it started out — and the consensus is that it’s a much more boring one.
In the show’s beginnings, viewers saw much more in-depth coverage of things that were actually happening in the casts’ lives. Nowadays, fans are lucky to get one genuine moment with scripted-seeming conversations sprinkled in.
Khloé Kardashian has even recently told her Instagram followers that her relationship status — something that has traditionally been one of the biggest constantly-changing plot points of KUWTK — is “not your business.”
Khloé has been rumored to have gotten back together with her daughter True’s father, NBA player Tristan Thompson, even though the two split just last year after he cheated on her. The fact that even Khloé is unwilling to divulge any aspect of her current relationship status says a lot about how private the KarJenners have become since the show first started.
The Kardashians are more private now that they’re more famous
Recently, fans discussed on Reddit their predictions for what will happen when the show makes its return after quarantine. Most of the ideas were intentionally boring and predictable ideas like “Kourtney and Scott will they/won’t they,” and “Kris crying that she can’t hug Kourtney on her birthday” to show that the viewers are over how basic the show has become.
One user pointed out that wherever the storylines go, the family will intentionally keep things safe and repetitive without showing what’s actually going on in their lives.
They went on to say, “And it’s a damn shame because things happening in their lives right now are actually so interesting! All the Kanye drama, Kris and Kanye beefing, Scott going to rehab..I’d love to see what really went down.”
Another user responded in agreement, “If they had less money/ were still not as famous as they are now, they surely would share most of these dramas.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Kardashians and Jenners are more wealthy now than they have ever been, and it seems their level of fame is impacting how much they’re choosing to share with KUWTK viewers.