Stop the presses, set your TiVos, do something else -- the latest Kardashian installment has finally landed, and it looks totally ... cheesy! Sunday, April 10, E! will debut Khloe and Lamar, the new reality show focusing on the tallest Kardashian and her basketball player husband (April 10 also happens to be my anniversary -- thank you, Universe!).
I mean, of course I'm going to watch this show -- what, do you think I'm an animal? But it's definitely not going to have the same j'ne sais quoi as Keeping Up With the Kardashians or even Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Why? Um, because reality shows about couples are everywhere we turn, where the reality show about a gaggle of spoiled, why-are-you-famous sisters is as rare as a supermoon. And it's a beautiful thing.
Look, I was late to the Kardashian party. When Keeping Up first aired, I didn't watch. I was trying to act all dignified and like I had TV standards, but three minutes into Khloe and Kourtney's horseplay, I was hooked.
How cute, I thought. I have a sister. And, like these girls, I, too, argue with my sibling. And we also make up five minutes later. And, we, too, share clothes and talk about boys. I can totally relate! But unlike my sister and me, the Kardashians are rich, famous, and draped in head-to-toe Gucci. It was the perfect combination of being able to identify and getting lost in escapism. It was fantastic.
With Khloe and Lamar, though -- well, who cares? Not this reality TV whore (not really). How many times can we see couples talking baby talk to each other, getting into spats, hanging at home in their totally adorable sweats? It's been done a thousand times, nothin' new to see here. I imagine the only good parts will be when Kourtney or Kim come to visit.
Plus, I like Khloe better with her sisters. She's funny, vulgar, brash. With Lamar, she's kind of corny and a little bit prissy. Just like every other celebrity who does a reality show with their lover. Sorry, Khloe.
Like I said, though, I'm definitely going to check it out. And if there's nothing better on during that time slot, I'm sure I'll watch it faithfully, too. Standards, people.
Check out the opening credits.
How do you think the new show looks?
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