‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’
‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ is an American reality show based on the lives of the Kardashian / Jenner family. The show mainly focuses on the daily lives of Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian. The Kardashian / Jenner family has turned out to be so famous that they’ve almost turned into a brand name, from shows, to modeling, to clothing line and also make up. Reality show is a genre of TV show that aims to be both real and entertaining. The show involves filing of the actions and behaviors of people in a certain situation that may be either a natural one or it may also be contrived. The way the people behave is usually the main focus of the reality show. Reality TV show is a genre that presents unscripted events that are usually real life events involving either people from the public or even celebrities in that case. Some of the conventions used in ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ are: -
Real people, not professional actors. In the show, the Kardashian / Jenner family are not actors but either models, athletes or socialites. -
The situation that usually takes place in the episodes are supposed to be real. It is usually based on what we may hear on the news. -
It is both real and entertaining.
The show always has a voiceover where the different characters explain and talk about the situation. -
In my opinion, there is usually a high level of editing that takes place in order to make the show not just real but also entertaining. One of the main reasons why reality TV shows are famous is because it is supposed to be based on real life events showing the unscripted and real dramas that take place. And when it is a reality show like ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ where the audiences are able to see the unscripted lifestyle and events of the Kardashian / Jenner family, it is all the more entertaining. The reality show allows us to enter the life of the Kardashian / Jenner family and like all TV shows, one of the...
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