These Are Uncertain Times. Just Ask The Kardashians

April 19, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

A reality TV star is now President of the United States. Andy Martino wrote about how this has reverberated across television – especially on Keeping up with the Kardashians:

  • Keeping up with the Kardashians was thought of as vapid, mindless, and asinine entertainment when it first debuted.
  • Yet season 13 is going to cover Kim Kardashian’s violent robbery, as well as the continuing story of Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn.
  • Along the way the show has driven focus on issues that have gone onto dominate political discussion – like transgender rights.
  • The shift towards more serious subjects has helped the Kardashians stay relevant and popular.
  • This is in stark contrast to TV stars that haven’t managed to adapt to a changing political climate – like Jimmy Fallon whose easygoing comedy is losing out to Stephen Colbert’s serious political satire.

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