STUDIO: Lions Gate
MSRP: $14.99
RATED: Not rated
RUNNING TIME: 193 minutes
• Junk in the Trunk
• Episode Commentaries

The Pitch

The show that’s just a tad sideways of Ozzie and Harriet.

The Humans

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Robert Kardashian, Jr., Kendall Kardashian, Kylie Kardashian.

The Nutshell

The show that follows the exploits of the Kardashian / Jenner family through a sex tape, potentially cheating boyfriends, anniversaries, a memorial, stripper poles, a Playboy shoot, the Hollywood life in general and, oh yeah, shopping.

The Lowdown

Cue up this, the next vapid Hollywood reality TV show.  There’s pretty much nothing original or unique about Keeping up With the Kardashians, except perhaps the sheer number Kardashians there are to keep up with.  With five sisters, brother Robert and Kris and Bruce Jenner, as well as extended family and significant others, there’s enough here to field a team against the Packers.  Other than that, this is another re-re-tread of the current glut of reality TV shows, with the most interesting thing to really keep up with being Kim Kardashian’s ridiculous boobage.  That part isn’t a problem whatsoever.  The rest…

Obviously Kim is the biggest star of the show.  Although the rest of the family does get their time in, you’re pretty much only interested (and I use that term extremely loosely) about what’s going on in her life.  We all know she pretty much got famous from the sex tape with Ray J that was leaked in 2007.  To her credit, I will say that Kim doesn’t keep trying to play off of it.  She’d actually rather forget it ever happened, as evidenced by her appearance on the Tyra Banks Show to discuss it.  She’s also devastated when something very similar almost happens to Kourtney in the season finale because of her actions.  Kim’s also just smart enough to know that it’s her body that’s making her a star, and that’s something she puts to use in another episode where she poses for Playboy.  Other episodes deal with Kris and Bruce’s anniversary, the girls going to Mexico, then Vegas, remembering patriarch Robert Kardashian’s passing from cancer, and the risque photos of Kourtney surfacing. 

Although you do see that the family is close knit, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is tripe basically.  There’s a market for it, just not here.

The Package

There are eight TV standard episodes in Dolby.  The Kardashians & Jenners do commentaries on Episodes 2 – 8, and they’re about as deep as a dry kiddie pool.  Junk in the Trunk is the four eldest Kardashian siblings hosting about 18 minutes of deleted scenes.

4.2 out of 10