A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What 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.
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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?
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.
Talk to your kids 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?
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