While everyone knows how it all began nobody sees that there could possibly be any end in sight...especially because they keep multiplying. Now, everyone is just waiting to set their DVRs for Kendall and Kylie Take (any city that hasn't already been taken), or North West Takes the Southwest. Like it or not, it's a reality we all have to live with.
In Rob Sheffield's new Rolling Stone article, he dissects the unprecedented success of the reality TV fam. "So many empires have come and gone in the Kardashian era: The Hills, Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of Wherever...But the Kardashians are right here, where they've always been, which is freaking everywhere."
Well, we can't disagree with him there...
So, what does he think is behind all of it? Are they more interesting than other reality TV families? Did they get lucky? Superior management? What gives?!
"The Kardashians are the last ladies standing in reality TV because they've simply always believed they were celebrities – endlessly amused with themselves, endlessly oblivious to one another," he writes.
He then goes on to slam "their gargantuan egos, their petty jealousies, their catty feuds, the effort-vs.-eye-roll they put into reciting their lines, their commitment to frivolity at all costs," saying that's what we're looking for in our reality stars.
He also points out how in seven years of their show, there hasn't been a whole lot of new stuff. Kourtney is pregnant again, Kris Jenner is acting way too young for her age, Khloe is bummin' about something. He omitted the 'Kim can't stop snapping selfies' theme, but let's go ahead and add that one to the recurring storyline list also.
So, why do we tune in every single week? He's got that figured out, too. "Because all they ever promised is what they keep delivering: a journey into the American ego at its most luridly monstrous, with lots of shopping," he concludes.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with him or do you think there is more to the Kardashians than big egos and shopping?
**Read the entire Rolling Stone article here**