Reality Romance: Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Mid-Season Finale

Either I’ve hit a new personal low, or KOWTK has reached a dramatic highpoint. Either way, by the end of this episode I was crying. Crying! Kim is packing to join Kanye on his Yeezuz tour, and Kourtney and Scott are packing for a couples getaway to Miraval Spa in Arizona. Scott has been having a hard time since his mother died and Kourtney is hoping the trip will help him cope with the stress he is under instead of him just hiding his pain under the usual jokes and wise cracks. Rob, at his mother’s insistence, goes to the doctor to get his thyroid checked. He is gaining more and more weight. The family is out to dinner and Lamar calls Khloe but his phone cuts out. Khloe is frustrated because she’s been trying … Continued

Reality Romance: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Episode Seven Recap

It’s the birthday episode, with both Kendall and Bruce celebrating in ways that bring the family together and also show where the lines are drawn. Kim and Khloe are at the Jenner house (where Kim is still living, and Bruce is not). A call comes in on the land line for Bruce, and Khloe tells the person that “Bruce doesn’t live here.” Khloe says to the camera that ever since he moved out he doesn’t come to the house anymore and it’s sad to her because she still considers him her dad and it’s “not real to me, or I don’t want to accept it.” Kim complains that she has to get her nails done and she has a fitting. “I can’t even think of all the things I have to do.” Khloe says, “Life … Continued

Reality Romance: Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Episode Six Recap

This is an intense episode: One couple’s life together begins, and another couple’s life together ends. The polarity of this could not have been planned, and it’s truly sad. Kourtney is making calls to rally the troops for the surprise trip to San Francisco for Kim’s birthday. Kim walks in and almost catches them. She says that Kanye wants her to fly to San Francisco for her birthday, but she doesn’t want to leave baby North for that long. Later, Kourtney asks Scott how his mother is doing. Apparently, she’s been having health problems. Kourtney explains in voice over that Scott is an only child, and he’s very close to his mother. Bruce walks in and overhears this. He asks Scott what’s going on, and Scot tells him his mother is in ICU. Her liver … Continued

Reality Romance: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Episode Four Recap

Kanye wants everyone in San Francisco for Kim’s birthday. “Don’t you wonder what it’s for?” ask Khloe. Um, no.  I’ve seen the previews. Kim tells BFF Jonathan Chabon she has saved all the magazine covers from the week she gave birth (don’t we all?). “I was huge,” she proclaims. They discuss how cute the baby is. “Her passport is so cute.” Of course, we must take her word for it, because they never show the baby on camera. Kim has taken over Kris’s closet. Kim goes to Kourtney’s house and criticizes her extreme wallpapering. Kourtney tells the camera that Kim’s judgments of the family are getting out of hand. Cut to a montage of clips showing Kim criticizing everyone: Bruce’s ponytail, Kourtney’s crochet bikini, Kourtney’s hat. You get the picture. “Maybe she’s hormonal,” Kourtney decides. … Continued

Reality Romance: Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Episode 3 Recap

“I don’t expect you to be a genius. Or responsible. I just expect you to be honest.”  — Kourtney to Scott The Kardashian and the Jenner sisters are out to dinner with their mother. Kris mentions that she moved away from home when she was 17 years old. Khloe interjects, “And married a man 15 years older than you.” We learn that Kris lied to him about how old she was. I’m fascinated by Kris’s first marriage, so this conversation is actually interesting. Dessert arrives, and Kris says, “The saddest thing about this dessert is that it’s Lamar’s favorite.” Don’t tip-toe around Khloe’s feelings, Kris. And, just to rub salt in the wound, “He would love it if here were here.” But he’s not there, because of his (alleged) crack problems and the whole (alleged) … Continued

Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Episode Two Recap

“I’m not sure I deserve a lot of things. But they come to me.” — Scott Disick After last week’s (non) shocker that Bruce and Kris are separating, and glimpse of the excruciating train wreck that is Khloe’s marriage to Lamar, this episode puts Kourtney and Scott’s relationship in the hot seat. The couple are seeing their therapist. Scott (rocking his new hair style and beard) says he feels like he should move out until she’s ready to have a relationship — that they should just call it what it is “More of a friendship than anything else.”  This isn’t the first time he’s basically said that they have no sex life.  For some reason which makes no sense whatsoever, (thank you, reality show editing) the therapist tells him to get a hobby — something … Continued

Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Episode 1 Recap

We all know that most of reality television is fake, but in the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, some very real relationship drama is playing out. Whether or not the family planned to air the impending divorce of matriarch Kris Jenner and Bruce, or the sad and messy implosion of Khloe’s marriage, the tabloids forced their hand.  The tagline for this season is “The more things change, the more things stay insane.” And things are getting, as the Kardashians would say, “cray-cray.” We open with Kim getting her hair colored. “I’m so excited to go blond. I feel like people go blond when they need a change.” Khloe must need a change, too, because she is also getting her hair colored. She is also  avoiding Twitter because all the gossip about Lamar. … Continued