'Kim's Fairytale Wedding' Part 1 Recap: Too Little Wedding, Too Much Kris Jenner

Kim Kardashian and Kris HumphriesWhen it came to part one of Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event special that aired tonight, I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but it wasn't we got, which was basically one big old two-hour episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. It was the same format, same feel, same everything, and oh yeah, the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries was coming. Not that it wasn't entertaining, I was just hoping for more wedding and less of Kris Jenner and her face-lift or neck-lift or whatever she's calling it these days.

At least a quarter of the show was devoted to Jenner and her issues. First it was the stress of the procedure, then the operation itself. Sure she said she was doing it for the wedding, but it really had nothing to do with the wedding. And we really did not need to see those graphic shots in the operating room.


Then even after the whole thing was finally over, we had to listen to Jenner whine about how none of her kids were there for her during the ordeal except for Kim (once again cementing her status as the favorite child). Then we had to endure the we-still-love-you party they threw for her so she'd stop sulking and keep managing their careers. More wedding! I kept shouting at the television ... then they had to dive into Rob Kardashian's junk food addiction, which was even more off-topic and dull ... except when Lamar Odom said, "I think he's a porky pig." That might sound kind of mean, but when Rob went on a Tex-Mex binge and said things like, "Eating tacos is, like, so awesome," it was clear he totally deserved it.

There were a few brief scenes involving cake tasting (I still can't believe Kris Humphries wouldn't even taste the cake), a few all-too-brief moments at Vera Wang when we got to see Kim slip on a few gowns (they all looked amazing), and a nice look at the wedding location in the end, but most of the special focused on all of the tension, bickering, and family drama Kim and Kris faced leading up to the big day. If the wedding was a fairytale, the planning seemed to be a bit of a nightmare.

We saw lots of the conflict between Kris Humphries and Khloe Kardashian, which was somewhat entertaining (loved when she called him Frankenstein -- pretty accurate), but also a bit uncomfortable. As much as some of it appeared light-hearted banter, there was some real tension and animosity there too.

There was also the little problem that while Kris Humphries really wanted to be part of the wedding planning, Kim and her mom didn't want him to be. "You guys should just marry each other," he told them at one point, and you could almost see Kris Jenner's wheels spinning as to what kind of show she could make out of that. Not exactly a great starting point for a marriage, but at least Humphries was vocal about his desire to not end up like Bruce Jenner and Scott Disick -- living in the passenger seat.

Overall, the "special" was okay, and the family dynamics are always interesting. I'm just hoping tomorrow focuses a little more on the wedding, delivers more of the details we've been waiting to see, and feels a little more special.

Did you watch Kim's Fairytale Wedding? What did you think?

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