“I never really understood why viewers showed up to watch the Kardashians until I saw Hulu’s The Kardashians.
“Picking up with the celebrity clan less than a year after their signature series Keeping Up with The Kardashians left the air — after 20 seasons on the E! channel – Hulu’s show often feels like a better filmed version the show they just stopped doing.
“Which means it also still showcases the elements of reality TV that irritate me most as a critic.
“Hate the way they make mundane events look like momentous occasions? See the production treat a family barbecue like a summit at Yalta. Irritated by the way supposedly off-the-cuff moments feel like scenes painfully choreographed for TV cameras?
“Watch Kim, Khloe and Kourtney gather in a public restaurant – whose front sign is prominently featured in a bit of product placement as the scene ends – to gossip loudly about the size of certain women’s, um, personal equipment.”
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