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Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami – The Complete First Season (2009/Lionsgate DVD Set)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: D



The Kardashians, you either like them or you cannot stand them.  There are enough fans to keep them on the air, for better and definitely worse and so much so that there is now a spin off of their Keeping Up With The Kardashians hit series called Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami that is as cynical, phony and preplanned as anything in TV history.  The gals go to the famed party city to start a clothing store and everything toxic, dysfunctional and bad you can image happens.


Unfortunately, it is boring and much worse.  With a title like that, you’ll wish for Jason over The Muppets and not be surprised if Mexican and Colombian drug cartels start shooting at each other, the latter of which could have surfaced early on when Khloé’s reveals on her own radio show that she is using and has cocaine!  Does she get arrested?  Of course not!  Like millionaire real estate people and millionaire sports figures past and present, in Miami, you can use all the cocaine you want to and get away with it, as long as you have money and know others who will look the other way so you are not arrested on a felony.  That epitomizes the whole purpose of the entire franchise, be irresponsible, hurt and mow down whoever you want and if you have money and enablers who are as equally corrupt and bankrupt, everything is just fine.  That’s the kind of message that we now know is ruining America and the world.


The show serves as a reminder of a trend since the 1980s of making everyone disposable and making only money matter.  The gals cannot act either, though they now have Bruce Jenner (you can’t make this stuff up) as a father-in-law, who seems to be there to make them look better.  Guess all these years after Can’t Stop The Music and CHiPs, correcting his bad acting just never mattered.  But then this show does not matter, so unless you hate yourself, skip it.


The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image (I guess they did not have enough money for anamorphic enhancement, though they could get a limited edition Diamond Jaguar car) is pale and poor, barely looking good enough to get the rating it earned.  Color is weak, we have seen Miami look much better through the years and detail is inconsistent.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is just well-recorded enough to hear the madness, likely more so because hearing how self-centered everyone is is half the show.  Extras more radio footage and deleted scenes on DVD One and the infamous Wedding episode from the original show on Disc Two with more deleted scenes.


Maybe Khloé ought to trade her narcotics in for anti-depressants.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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