Of all of us at myTalk, I think I am the one with the least venom for the Kardashians. I don’t love the Kardashians, but I don’t hate them, either.
So, I wasn’t averse to at least checking out Khloe K’s new show on FYI, “Kocktails with Khloe.”
Unfortunately, I wish I could have that hour of my life back; this show is a disaster.
On one hand, I actually think it’s too bad, because of all the Kardashians, I believe Khloe to be the one with the most redeeming qualities. The fabric of the show, however, is too intertwined with her family’s brand to be even remotely palatable.
The show is a mix between a reality show and a talk show, set up as if to take place at a dinner party in Khloe’s home. It includes a kitchen, a living room and a dining area, where Khloe and her guests casually mingle and settle throughout segments.
Although the format allows for a casual and transparent feel — almost as if you’re there — it makes for a lot of wasted time (Hiiiii!!!! You look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s hug!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s hug again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and some really awkward camera angles.
But that’s not the worst part. The worst part of the show are the guests and the content itself.
First, Khloe primarily only has guests on that are famous from her E! reality show, or from another reality show, creating dull analysis from a singular perspective. Are these really people we want to hear discuss… anything? Not really.
Second, Khloe only talks about sex. Yes, we might say the Kardashians are boring and vapid, but I think Khloe can at least fake it (no pun intended) when it comes to addiction (your experience with Lamar!), business (you have 87987 fragrances!), fashion (people love to see what you wear!), kids (you seem to be the only one that watches all those kids anyway!), health or any number of other things. Only talking about sex is a cheap attention grab, and it’s lazy.
Again, it’s too bad that this show totally sucks.
Ways this show could potentially change and not be a trainwreck?
Khloe needs to get different guests, ones with credibility and different perspectives. Ones who people who don’t watch the E! reality show would be interested. Second, the writers of this show need to stop pigeonholing Khloe into thinking she’s only capable of talking about camel toe.
Thank you, and good night. I can’t believe I’ve written so much about something I really should have skipped.
I guess I should have just kalled it a night.