The Kardashians | The Kardashian family puts on a show

They had said goodbye in June 2021 to the reality show that had brought them into the world, keeping up with the Kardashians (KUWTK). Their absence will have been short-lived: Kris, Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie are making their return this week with a new show simply called: The Kardashians.

Publish April 10

Anabelle Nicoud
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In the United States, not on loan striptease media is of course accompanying this highly anticipated return: magazine covers (vogue and Variety), a TV ad at the Oscars, a few interviews with Ellen DeGeneres or on the ABC channel, the parent network of the series’ new broadcaster (Disney+ in Quebec). What does the royal family of American television have in store for us?

The Kardashians are the series

Never go against the family (“Never go against the family”): this warning launches at two replays in the trailer (viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube at the time of this writing) of the Kardashians.

” It’s very SopranoThree The Godfather laughed Natalie Franklin, author of the Instagram account @norisblackbook, which parodies North West, the eldest daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — and which has no less than 1.5 million subscribers, including Kim herself. even and Julia Fox, ephemeral flame of Kanye West.

Many reality shows have made their mark on a certain craziness, shall we say. The Kardashianswhich will be broadcast on Hulu, a streaming platform belonging to Disney, announces a polished aesthetic, which moves away from the codes of the genre.


Kourtney Kardashian and her son in love with Travis Barker at the Grammys ceremony on April 3

“They are now positioning themselves as business women, series, plus it could leave room for a little madness. We’re coming out of a pandemic, there’s a war… wouldn’t you rather be tempted to do a bad job to Kris? jokes Natalie Franklin. For the record, Franklin met Kim and Kourtney and is taking part in the final season of KUWTK. “In real life, Kim and her sister are both beautiful, she says, but also very funny and capable of self-mockery. »

A show that makes bling

Gone are the days when the Kardashians were just another Beverly Hills family simply yearning for the comfort of notoriety. Before 15 years after its cathodic debut, the family is at the head of an empire ranging from entertainment to cosmetics, including alcohol, household products and ready-to-wear. It now weighs nearly 5 billion US, according to Varietyand Kim Kardashian’s fortune alone is estimated at $1.8 billion.

“The show is only called The Kardashians, and I believe that is significant. Cell places them as an iconic family, like the Kennedys or the Windsors. They are now on another planet, they are deities, who are the pinnacle of a certain culture”, analyzes Meredith Jones, of Brunel University, London, and organizer of two “Kimposium” allocated, as their name l says, to Kim Kardashian.

To attract the Kardashian family, Disney would have extended a sum “in the nine figures”, according to the American press. In short, the spectator’s identification with the Kardashians, one of the engines of KUWTKwill be tougher in 2022 than in 2007.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pictured in 2020, one before their split

And against Pete

Unsurprisingly, the acrimonious divorce of “KimYe” (Kim and Kanye West) will be at the heart of this season: Kanye West has multiplied outings against his ex and his new companion, Pete Davidson, during the winter. For Kim, it’s her third divorce — and her second on reality television.

The divorce will surely be staged to show Kim sympathetic towards Kanye [qui a eu un diagnostic de bipolarité en 2016]. More she will not position herself as a victim of violence, if there is violence.

Meredith Jones, from Brunel University, London

As for Pete Davidson, the odds of him becoming a regular on the show aren’t very good. “He’s a good short-term pal, Cell doesn’t mind being in the public eye, plus he’s not a long-term companion,” Natalie Franklin said.


Comedian Pete Davidson is dating Kim Kardashian after Fall 2021.

The curious could fall back on the backstage of Saturday Night Livewhere Kim met Pete in the fall, to maybe find out how this unlikely couple came together.

A wedding and interrogations

Another couple whose should be at the heart of this new version: Khloé and Tristan Thompson, who multiplied the infidelities and confirmed, in January, to have had a child with another woman during their relationship. The eldest Kardashian, Kourtney, has a brand new husband, Travis Barker, and family desires. There’s also mystery about how the show will (or won’t) tackle the Astroworld Festival tragedy of Travis Scott, father of Kylie Jenner’s two children, in which eight people lost their lives last summer.

Caitlyn Jenner’s Way Back

A parental figure from the start of the show, who disappeared after her separation from matriarch Kris, Caitlyn Jenner will not be back. “She begged to come back on the show,” recalls Natalie Franklin, quoting a tweet from the former Olympic medalist at the Montreal Games.

But the Kardashian part of the family seems to have more or less cut ties with Caitlyn, parent of Kendall and Kylie, she believes.


Kylie Jenner came to the Pointe-Calumet Beachclub to celebrate her 18thand birthday, in 2015.

And like those who know who have seen friends shoot over the seasons, at the Kardashians, there is no possible redemption. Caitlyn Jenner debuted at the end of March on Fox News as a very conservative commentator who does not position herself as a trans activist at all.

here for good

Not on Instagram or TikTok, and think you’re safe from the influencer culture the Kardashians rule? You ask why the press in general and The Press in particular even talk about them? Meredith Jones has a message for you: “It’s a misogynistic and moral posture, which shows a certain lack of understanding of popular culture, and which drives me crazy. »

In addition to their undeniable success, the Kardashians have reshaped a certain popular culture in their image. They knew faster than other celebrities took advantage of social networks. Snubbed for being on the cover of playboy in 2007 with more or less class, Kim is today an undeniable icon of fashion and luxury, who never stops redefining the criteria of beauty for women.

“Who can sell thousands of perfumes or cosmetics online in seconds, just on their networks? asks Corderro McMurry, Texas television journalist and author of a university dissertation invested in the media weight of Kim Kardashian and self-published, Can I get a copy? They were born from the icons of social media and reality TV, and they produced that was an enduring model. »

The Kardashians will be available in Quebec on Disney+ from April 14.

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