Kontrasting Kardashians

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I began as a casual watcher of Keeping Up With The Kardashians somewhere around the fourth season, and since then have grown more invested and protective of the clan as they’ve shared their emotional growth and complex family dynamics. Their willingness to live before cameras has allowed America to critique and discuss many of the family’s relationships and behaviors, often revealing America’s own bias in the process.

I’m a huge fan of Kim Kardashian and her entire family, and got the idea to recap the series and highlight just how feminist, sex-positive, body-positive, trans-positive, single-parent-positive, etc., the show grows up to be alongside the family. I’m also going to take the opportunity to Kall Out The Kardashians in each episode, pointing out problematic language used or ways the family appropriates the culture of others by using their privilege and wealth. And most importantly, we’re going to revisit some of the series’ most memorable fashion moments.

(I won’t capitalize on the K alliteration too much for the rest of this series, in part because I sincerely believe Kris Jenner would otherwise sue me. Also to keep this reality show recap series grounded somewhat in reality.)

All that being said, I hope you’ll join me as I take a look at Kontrasting Kardashians.

Series and Episode Guide, by air date:

  1. Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Season One) October 14, 2007 – December 2, 2007
  2. KUWTK (Season Two) March 9, 2008 – May 26, 2008
  3. KUWTK (Season Three) March 8, 2009 – May 25, 2009
  4. Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (Season One) – August 16, 2009 – October 4, 2009
  5. KUWTK: The Wedding – November 8, 2009
  6. KUWTK (Season Four) – December 13, 2009 – February 21, 2010
  7. Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (Season Two) – June 13, 2010 – August 15, 2010
  8. KUWTK (Season Five) – August 22, 2010 – December 20, 2010
  9. Kourtney & Kim Take New York (Season One) – January 23, 2011 – April 3, 2011
  10. Khloe & Lamar (Season One) – April 10, 2011 – May 30, 2011
  11. KUWTK (Season Six) – June 12, 2011 – September 5, 2011
  12. Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event – October 9, 2011 – October 10, 2011
  13. Kourtney & Kim Take New York (Season Two) – November 27, 2011 – January 29, 2012
  14. Kendell’s Sweet 16 – December 19, 2011
  15. Khloe & Lamar (Season Two) – February 19, 2012 – May 13, 2012
  16. KUWTK (Season Seven) – May 20, 2012 – October 28, 2012
  17. Kourtney & Kim Take Miami (Season One) – January 20, 2013 – April 7, 2013
  18. KUWTK (Season Eight) – June 2, 2013 – November 10, 2013
  19. KRIS – July 15, 2013 – August 5, 2013
  20. KUWTK: A Very Merry Christmas – December 1, 2013
  21. KUWTK (Season Nine) – January 19, 2014 – September 1, 2014
  22. Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons – November 2, 2014 – January 4, 2015
  23. KUWTK (Season 10, Part One) – March 15, 2015 – May 31, 2015
  24. Caitlyn Jenner on 20/20 – April 24, 2015
  25. I Am Cait (Season One) – July 25, 2015 – September 13, 2015
  26. KUWTK (Season Ten, Part Two) – September 20, 2015 – October 11, 2015
  27. Dash Dolls (Season One) – September 20, 2015 – November 8, 2015
  28. KUWTK (Season Eleven) – November 15, 2015 – February 21, 2016
  29. Kocktails With Khloe – January 20, 2016 – April 20, 2016
  30. I Am Cait (Season Two) – March 6, 2016 – April 24, 2016
  31. KUWTK (Season Twelve) – May 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
  32. Rob & Chyna – September 11, 2016 – October 16, 2016