THERE ARE MANY FILMS AND SERIES WHICH SHOWCASE how the lives of the top 1% are different from the rest of us.

These series show us a different side to the world, and give us more to like about the rich and their lives. It is an excessive and bougie taste to have, but these series are genuinely some of the most fun and engaging dramas on air. It’s even better that these series are actual reality TV, and that’s where Keeping Up with the Kardashians came in. Keeping Up with the Kardashians gave us a deeper look inside the lives of one of the most prolific celebrity families currently in the world. It is full of moments that are real, raw and also full of scripted sequences that will keep you laughing for ages.

The thing that made this series so popular was the sheer heart that went into it. It was a series that was well produced, but it had a huge amount of people that were beloved by audiences for a while. It was actually the reason why so many of the Kardashian family members are so popular in the industry now, and that is why this brand new series is such a game changer. Gone is the overproduced and overly fabricated format of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, as this brand new series simply titled ‘The Kardashians’ is better produced, better developed and way better written than anything else in reality TV at the moment. The Kardashians capitalizes on the best aspects of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and turns it into a much more meaningful and emotional piece of television than ever before.

THE STORY

It’s been a long time since the Kardashians have lived with cameras all around them. So much has happened over the 14 years that Keeping Up with the Kardashians was airing, and the trajectory of their lives is completely different now to what it used to be. Keeping Up with the Kardashians ended in June of 2021, and their lives changed drastically in that one year. It’s already been confirmed that the series is a new production, but it will take a deep dive into the lives of our favorite Kardashians and Jenners. So, without further ado, let’s talk about where everyone else is at the moment as the series has started to air!

Just like before, The Kardashians focuses mainly on the sister trio of Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. However, what differentiates this series to the previous one is that there is a larger focus on half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as their mother Kris Jenner who has been a huge part of their lives throughout its entirety.

There’s a lot that’s going on in the lives of the Kardashian sisters at the moment, in particular with Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie and Kim this particular season. Kendall would’ve been a larger focus in the early episodes as well, but so far, she has not been filming episodes in the first half of the season due to a COVID-19 related safety protocol for the most part. However, she will be seen with a larger focus in the latter half of the season. Kourtney’s relationship with long time boyfriend and Blink-182 front-man Travis Barker has become a love affair for the ages. In fact, their marriage has been confirmed so it’s guaranteed that the series will move on to focus more on the relationship than ever before. We love seeing more of Kourtney and Travis, they are possibly the best couple on The Kardashians, and their relationship is a huge highlight in the first season of this brand new series.

Meanwhile Kim’s going through a bit of an emotional fire-hazard as her divorce with Kanye West and her recent relationship with Pete Davidson has become one of the biggest topics of controversy. Kanye’s seemingly out of her life, but not for good and that becomes a huge topic of conversation in this series. It also chooses to highlight Kim’s independence and her relationship with her children. Not to mention, she’s more of a businesswoman than ever before, and that is celebrated in the first episode as the series focuses on Kim being the host at SNL.

Kylie’s life is also a huge focal point of the series. She’s by far one of the most interesting people in the celebrity world at the moment, and as she takes control of the new business world that she’s creating, her role in the series becomes larger than ever. She’s also pregnant in the series, and she’s expecting a son to be born with her partner Travis Scott. Their relationship is a big focus of the series as well, but more focus is put upon her individual life as she comes to terms with becoming a mother and also one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the United States.

The other big focus of the series lands on Khloe Kardashian, and her partner Tristan. You see, Tristan has been unfaithful in the past and currently their focus is on co-parenting while also seeking therapy to make sure Tristan doesn’t repeat the mistakes of his past and to help the couple move past the issues they are having. This particular arc of the series is by far the most heartbreaking, not to mention one of the most emotional arcs in Reality TV history. The series so far has been diving extremely hard into the lives of these celebrities previously deemed untouchable, and showcasing a more emotional, rawer and purer side to their lives that audiences never knew existed. This is what makes this series such a stand out as compared to the previous rendition, as the previous version would have a lot of scripted sequences to keep it entertaining. The Kardashians throws scripted sequences out of the window, and focuses intimately on the lives of these elite people with a goal to make you feel empathy for them more than ever before.

HULU AND THE HYPE FOR THIS NEW SEASON

The series started premiering on the 14th of April, 2022. This is a HULU original series, so the best and only place to watch it is currently on HULU. HULU picked up the series and signed a contract with the family after Keeping Up with the Kardashians ended in 2021, and it is by far one of the best decisions for the platform as the series has been doing wonders for their service.

Now, there usually isn’t this much hype around Reality TV at all. However, The Kardashians is a completely different beast. It is so popular at the moment that it ended up being the most watched series premier for HULU’s streaming service in the first three days of its release in the entirety of the United States. Not to mention, it ended up becoming the most watched Star Original series on Disney+ and Star+ according to Variety.

Four episodes of the series have come out so far, and the hype has been untouchable for the upcoming four episodes in the season. There’s a huge number of stories that this series will tell from the last year which were missing due to Keeping Up with the Kardashians not being there. The stories of the rich and elite family are genuinely some of the most engaging arcs in the real world, which makes for such good Reality TV that you can’t help but be hyped for it as well.

WHAT THIS NEW SHOW MEANS FOR THE KARDASHIANS

The Kardashians are a family that has and always will remain relevant in popular culture. This is why this new series means a lot, especially since it is a celebration of their family and their popularity in mainstream culture. This show means that they will remain relevant for a while in the coming days and years, not to mention, it also means that they will have a source of income and will remain on TV for much longer than most people had anticipated despite the recent controversies.

This is a family that has always managed to stay ahead of the curve, they’ve invested their time and effort into producing not just responsible and great businesses but also a plethora of television series, music and general entrepreneurship skills that have gotten them to a higher level in the world of the elites. That is what this series will try to showcase, how the Kardashians and their lives have changed in the past year, as well as showcase what is going to happen in the future with their lives as the series progresses.

Well, the social media hasn’t been kind to the Kardashians, they get to show their perspective on how they react and how they deter these situations that the Internet has created for them. They also get to showcase their point of view when it comes to bad press, and how their personal lives are stagnated by such online controversies. These are powerful celebrity figures whose lives are showcased to the world through our media, and it doesn’t portray them in a kind light usually. So, this gives these people a chance to showcase to the world how different they are from their general imagination and depiction in different contexts across the Internet and news.

This also means a lot for HULU as a network, because they have been struggling to survive in an industry that is dominated by Netflix, Amazon and Disney. Well Netflix struggles to produce a reality television series which resonates with its viewers, HULU has its hands on some of the most prolific figures in the industry after their contract with the Kardashians. HULU also has their eyes set on some of the best TV series in the coming future, which we will also talk about when those series are revealed and discussed more broadly. If you’re like us, and have been a spectator of the Kardashian family for a while, this is the perfect series for you. Especially, because it gives you an insight look into the lives of the celebrities that we so cherish. It takes away the glamour, and showcases a raw and emotional side to these people that is missing from popular culture. The best and most important takeaway from this new series is that these people are humans, and we should respect them as such even if their lives differ from the lives of the general population.

CONCLUSION

The Kardashians has finally hit HULU after a long period of hype surrounding it, and the series has come out to an amazing reception from fans and critics alike. The hype around the series has been massive. Ever since Kim Kardashian hosted SNL, Kourtney became more and more involved with Travis Barker and Kylie became a national sensation for her various businesses and her pregnancy, there has been constant buzz following the Kardashian family. This is the series that all the hype has culminated into, this is what makes The Kardashians such a special piece of Reality TV when compared to the rest out there.

This is what all those millions of viewers (including us) were expecting and so far, throughout the four episodes that have already been released, the show has not disappointed us one bit. Time will tell if the series will keep up this breakneck pace, and we hope that the journeys these people go through in this season lead to more and more seasons of The Kardashians being HULU’s crown jewels!

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