Parents' Guide to

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

L.A. family's values aren't Ozzie and Harriet's.

TV E! Reality TV 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 10+

Great show

It shows how you have to overcome your obstacles
age 11+

amazing!

i love this show and so do my 10 and 11 year old kids!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (85 ):

Just when you thought it might be safe to channel surf, E! unleashed Keeping Up with the Kardashians, yet another mindless reality series about a privileged family clamoring for their 15 minutes of televised fame. As far as families go, the Kardashians are kind of like the Brady Bunch on crack, and viewers may find themselves asking two very important questions: Why do they deserve their own show, and what the heck happened to Jenner? Once a celebrated athlete, here he's essentially reduced to the role of a put-upon father who appears to have lost control of his family. It's easy to feel sorry for him until you remember that, as a parent, he's part of the problem.

For diehard fans of reality TV, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is a fine way to while away 30 minutes. But it's a terrible show to watch with young children. At best, they'll be exposed to binge drinking, stripper poles, and rampant materialism. At worst, they may start emulating what they see.

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