REVIEW: Hulu’s ‘The Kardashians’

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From “Keeping up with the Kardashians” to their newest series, “The Kardashians,” the famous reality TV family is back with another show on a new platform, and they’re taking it in a whole new direction.

This new series about the Kardashian family already differs from the former show on the E! network. The show features vlog-type filming and each family member films in their own way. In the first episode, the filming was much more laid back — the interviews were less formal and cut throughout the episode.

Another change fans will quickly pick up on is the family sharing more intimate stories, letting fans feel even more connected to their lives. Kourtney shares about her new relationship with Travis Barker, and Kim and Kylie share in-depth behind-the-scenes of their businesses.

In the first episode, viewers get to see Kim’s reaction to and preparation for her “Saturday Night Live” debut. Watching the filming and production of the big event was really interesting because seeing Kim host the show was shocking. Several times throughout the episode, Kim expressed her concerns about hosting, asking, ‘Why her?’ She had no upcoming movies and is not a comedian. She did get some help from a few comedians she knew, such as Amy Schumer.

Even with the family being off-camera for a while, it seemed very natural and normal for the family during the first two episodes. Throughout the first episode, we see more of Khloé and her relationship with NBA basketball player Tristan Thompson as the two work on their parenting relationship.

While the show does start off on a more intimate and family-focused note, the new series focuses more on the business portion of their lives — something that was not focused on as much in the original series.

While drama is a huge part of reality TV, in this new series, the family doesn’t shy away from humor – covering strange topics like food and making fun of one another for the smallest things. It makes the show light-hearted and relatable at times.

The Kardashian family — whether on Hulu or E! — always brings laughs and drama with their business and family events. Fans can follow the new series on Hulu, with new episodes every Thursday.