Kylie Jenner‘s new docuseries reality show, Life of Kylie, lured viewers in with promises of seeing the “real” version of the young beauty mogul. Expectations were high for the latest spinoff in the KarJenner television empire.
But, long story short: Kylie needs to beef up her show. The first episodes, which debuted Sunday, focused on Jenner surprising a fan by taking him to prom, lamenting about being famous and spying on her friend’s date. Other than her confessionals, Jenner didn’t speak much during the episodes and there weren’t any glimpses of the unfiltered version of herself.
Kylie, we know you can do better! Here are some tips for the youngest Jenner to up her reality show’s game based on successes and failures of reality shows past and present.
Less Snapchat, more “real” moments
The show’s use of Jenner’s Snapchat videos and photos as fillers between produced shots seemed a little chaotic, much like Britney Spears‘ reality show with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic. Spears’ show was compiled from footage she shot on her personal video camera, which was just as disorienting as Jenner’s Snapchats. If Jenner wants to incorporate technology into the show, it should be in a more thoughtful way, much like Rev Run’s Blackberry mini-sermons in the bubblebath on Run’s House. But if she wants to get really real, we’d suggest focusing more on the therapy sessions and her musings on fame.
Focus on her budding Kylie Cosmetics
Based on the previews, it seems that viewers will get a small taste of what goes on within Kylie Cosmetics. On her long-forgotten docuseries, The Ashlee Simpson Show, Simpson showed viewers the inner workings of her songwriting, recording and performing process. Jenner could take a similar approach by highlighting her day-to-day girl boss decisions with her cosmetics business (or any of the zillion other endorsements she has). Especially considering Jenner called makeup her “only passion.”
Bring the drama, dahling
Whether it’s The Real Housewives (in Orange County, New York or Atlanta) or Jenner’s own family in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, other reality shows and docuseries know how to play up drama. Even if we don’t like to admit it, drama keeps us coming back each week, and its something the first two episodes sorely lacked. A cat fight, some dramatic music or something would give the show a little more edge.
Keep the humor rolling
Life of Kylie has the potential to be funny. Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods provides some much needed dry humor and comic relief, and at times seems like the most authentic person on the show. Having moments like Jessica Simpson‘s “chicken or fish” comments on Newlyweds or any of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie‘s antics on The Simple Life would liven up the show and maintain a positive spin — Jenner did say in the show’s trailer that she’s trying to find her happiness.