Sunday, July 17, 2011
Kardashian World Domination Continues...
I have a real love/hate relationship with the Kardashian klan. And it starts with the ridiculousness of their names all starting with a K.
Before moving to HK where TV is, excuse the repetition, ridiculous, I NEVER watched the Kardashians. Never. Didn't even think about it, ponder whether I should, allow my finger to hover over the "Channel Up" button while Kim appeared on screen, nothing. In fact, I outwardly lamented to anyone who would listen that the world was coming to an end when people like Kim's ass and its familial relations were given airtime. I had similar rants about Paris Hilton and The Hills cast.
Then I moved to HK and it rocketed to the top of my viewing list. How can Courtney (I refuse to give into the K nonsense) stay with that douchebag? Why doesn't anyone listen to Chloe, who seems to be the most level-headed in the bunch? Is Rob a person or a prop and how did he escape the whole K name thing? These became my inner thoughts which eventually turned into uttered complaints to my husband who just looked at me with pity.
I willed myself not to get hooked on the latest iteration of Kardashian insanity - I will NOT watch Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami. I refuse to give into the fakeness that will be Khloe & Lamar. Then I started to panic when I missed an episode.
Now I assumed that this was my own dirty little secret. I am a woman, I used to work in the entertainment industry and I probably watch 40% more television than the average person. Seems like the right ingredients for a Kardashian fan, no? I'm sure none of our international expat friends watch this crap.
Cut to a fancy French steakhouse where I'm at a work dinner with my husband. Surrounded by Morgan Stanley folks, I'm seated next to a proper Scottish man and the convo somehow turns to TV. Turns out he also keeps up with the Kardashians and hates himself for it - I used to just casually watch the show - a snippet here, a snippet there. Now I find myself forming opinions on these people. I knew something was wrong when I started saying things like, "That Lamar seems like a sensible chap." I feel his pain.
On one hand, I'm happy to know that I'm not alone. On the other hand, I am absolutely disgusted that Kris Jenner's master plan is working and Scottish men living in Hong Kong think she's a total bitch for making Bruce sleep in the garage.