The Kardashians Episode 1 is out now! Hulu’s newest reality show features one of the most iconic families of the influencer culture, the Kardashian-Jenner family. The cast for this episode, therefore, includes Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, and Khloe Kardashian along with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-partner, Scott Disick as well as her present fiance Travis Barker. The runtime of the first episode is 50 minutes.
– The Kardashians Episode 1 Recap Contains Spoilers –
The Kardashians Episode 1 opens with the family- Kourtney along with Travis Barker, Kendall, Khloe, Kris and Kylie, all set to leave to attend an event at Kim Kardashian’s place. The camera shifts to show the prep taking place at Kim’s house and, gives us an insight into Kim’s space. The second Kardashian child reveals that while staying away from the camera the family has gone about being in their own space. Kim shares that she has been studying for the bar for the past 2 years and, how she is working on law school, SKIMS and being a mom.
We meet North, Pslam and Kim’s other kids and she talks about how being a mom has given her a side that people might not know. The first guest to arrive at the party is Kris Jenner, who shares her everyday schedule with us. The mother-grandmother-business woman trifecta, Kris, hands us down a list of the empire she and her daughters have built with her at the centre managing it all. There’s Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Skin, Kylie Baby, SKIMS, Good American, 818, KKW Fragrance, Arthur George, The Hot Sauce Company, Halfway Dead, Safely.
A six month pregnant Kylie Jenner is our next guest and, her cutesy baby bump not only has the attention of the audience but, her family members too. The youngest Jenner lets everyone know that the gender of the baby is a secret between her and Travis and, she will let everyone know once it is the right time in the right way. With her pregnancy being so public this time, Kylie seems glad to have something just between her and Travis. Kim, however, guesses that it is a boy as Kylie seems to have become prettier.
Khloe arrives next to the party with Tristan Thompson. She gets it right out of the way that Tristan is just her friend at the moment and, whatever they share is really special to her but, True is her life’s main focus. Last to enter the scene is Kourtney with her new beau, Travis Barker. Kourtney tells us how the two have been close friends for years and, how they took things from a friend level to a relationship level. Off-side on the camera, Kris reveals that no one must have seen this relationship coming but Kim and Khloe immediately state that they knew for years and, had even encouraged Kourtney to hook up with Travis.
However, in true Kardashian style, an episode feels incomplete without a drama unfolding. As the brunch continues, Saint shows something that popped up on his Roblox. Kim finds Khloe and shows it to her. It is revealed that the message on the Roblox states that some unknown footage of Kim Kardashian’s sex tape is going to be disclosed. The situation is put in the backseat soon enough and the family has some fun around.
Kim lets everyone know the news of her hosting Saturday Night Live but, also has her reservations about not being funny enough to be on stage. She discloses how she most of the time feels like fulfilling other people’s dreams but, her family supports her in having her big SNL moment. Kim also talks about her divorce from Kanye West and, how the two are dealing with it with the ultimate goal of keeping happiness intact in their lives. Meanwhile, Kourtney and Travis really get all the eyes for being absolutely hot, heavy and adorable at all times.
Scott Disick isn’t invited as Kim and Khloe discuss that they did not remember to invite him over. We see Khloe visit Scott the next day and, talk about Kourtney where he stands with her, Travis and other aspects of Scott’s life that the audiences must have not known about. It is, of course, funny seeing Scott and Khloe be such best friends, especially to the fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians who have seen all of Scott and Khloe’s journey together.
The next segment is dedicated to Kourtney and Travis and, the day they spend in his studio. Kourtney talks to the camera about how she took their relationship to a flirtatious level during the pandemic and, even made the first move to kiss Barker. It is a lovely segment to see Travis interact with Kourtney and her daughter. The love really shines in both their eyes.
We move on to what’s up with Kim and, we see her stressing over the Roblox thing along with hosting SNL. She not only does not have her musical guest ready, she is also unsure of how she will do on live TV. Mixed with the social media backlash and her friends freaking her out, even more, Kim seems to be ready stressed out about how things might come into play. In the later segments too, Kim talks about SNL and how the event is going to role out with her stylists and friends.
We get an insight into Khloe and Tristan’s relationship which still seems wounded and rocky. However, the two seem to be working on it, especially Tristan who seems more eager than ever to win Khloe back. Kim, Khloe and Kourtney go out for lunch where the sisters discuss some SKIMS improvements, Scott’s stand in the family and, in Kourtney’s life over loads of food. The critical call out of Scott Disick by Kourtney’s ex Younes is also covered in this segment and, how Kourtney feels about the entire matter.
The Kardashians Episode 1 ends on a sentimental cliffhanger as Kris, Khloe and Kourtney visit Kim when Kim’s lawyers call her up for the unreleased sex tape footage that is threatening to be released. Kim Kardashian breaks down on camera as she feels a 20-year-old mistake popping up yet again in her life. She calls Kanye, who helps her calm down along with her other family members. The episode ends with Kim asking her lawyers to draft something that will result in the video being taken down as soon as posted.
The Kardashians Episode 1: Final Thoughts
Kim’s sex tape, Kourtney and Scott’s problems, all seem a little too similar to Keeping Up With the Kardashians? Well, we can assure you it isn’t. This brand new season looks smarter and more composed with drama not stretching out to bore you and, conversations that are important and relevant taking place on the screen. The Kardashians have mapped out each segment dedicated to a particular cast member which is a move that gives us an isolated and personal understanding of certain situations. Like, Khloe mentioned, Kim’s sex tape was discussed in the first episode of this new season yet again might just be yet another good omen for the success of this show.
As for Kendall and Kylie fans, the first episode did not do enough justice by keeping the two out for most of the time. But, it was a huge improvement seeing Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have changed over the years and, you can almost draw a full arc of them from Keeping Up With the Kardashians Episode 1 to The Kardashians Episode 1.
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