Kourtney and Kim Take New York

Common Sense Media says

The Kardashians do business and party in the Big Apple.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show’s focus is on rebuilding relationships while having fun, looking good, and spending and making money in New York.

Positive role models

The sisters clearly care about each other, run a strong business, and attempt to make more mature decisions in their lives. Their after-hour conduct often leads to some questionable choices. 

Violence

Arguments between the cast are frequent. Pushing and shoving matches erupt at bars. Scott continues to work on anger management issues.

Sex

Endless conversations about dating and relationships. Also some strong sexual innuendo, and references to being “horny” and “boning”.

Language

Words like "ass" and "bitch" are audible. Stronger words bleeped.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for the Kardashians, as well as their DASH boutique. Rolls-Royces and other luxury items are visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Alcohol consumption (wine, champagne, mixed drinks) is frequently visible at bars, nightclubs, and at parties thrown by the sisters.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality series features all the trappings of the Kardashian franchise, including drinking, salty language, frank sex talk, and arguing. Occasional fights are visible. Although the sisters are attempting to make more mature decisions, these choices are occasionally overshadowed by their partying behavior. All this being said, it is slightly milder than some of their previous shows. It is also a promotional vehicle for the Kardashian brand, as well as their Dash boutiques.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK, another installment of the Kardashian reality franchise, features the antics of Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they open a new branch of their DASH boutique and spend some time living it up in New York. While Kim attempts to navigate life as a single woman, Kourtney attempts to rebuild her relationship with on-again/off-again boyfriend Scott Disick. They also enjoy the nightlife that New York has to offer, and look good while doing it.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The series picks up almost a year after the Kardashian sisters opened their boutique in Florida, but unlike Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, it features a more mature Kourtney, who has been somewhat tamed by motherhood and her efforts to rebuild a healthy relationship with Disick. Meanwhile, Kim appears to have a keen sense of who she is and what she wants out of life. As such, both young women seem to be at least trying to make better choices about how they spend their time while trying to build a successful business.

They still like to party, and in typical Kardashian style, having fun, being wealthy, and looking good are major themes throughout the show. Some of their decisions inevitably create some drama, too. But the voyeuristic series isn’t really all that exciting. Kardashian fans will find a mild guilty pleasure, but not much else.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about reality shows. Do you think the Kardashian sisters (and their friends) behave the same way when they are not in front of the cameras? Why do they discuss some of their personal issues so publicly? Is it for money, or is it something else?

  • Are the Kardashian sisters positive role models? Why or why not? Do you think some of the changes that have taken place in their lives has prompted them to make better choices?

TV details

Cast:Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick
Network:E!
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 14 years old Written byScissorluv97 August 12, 2011
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12
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Stop being so over protective it's just entertainment!!!!!

I don't see anything wrong with it for 12 & up even though I've been watching it since I was 11. I don't see why so many parents say it's totally out of line because honestly I'm in eighth grade and honestly half the kids in my school are saying those words anyway! My point is they'll hear this stuff in middle school and see the teen moms in high school, honestly is just darn entertainment!!!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byheyyyysupp March 21, 2011
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15
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i love it

ill be honest ive been watching this stuff forever but if my sister puts it on tv i say NO shes like 12 if your 14 or 15 no concernes any younger its all of them.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
Educator Written byyellowdiamond15 February 13, 2011
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12
QUALITY
 

Fun, a little sexy, but fun!

This show is the best, i always look foward to it! Its a little sexy, as you see Khloe h***ping a blow up giraffe, and Scott gets in a fight, but its fun seeing there glamourous lifes!!!!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Great role models

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