THE SHOW "Kourtney and Kim Take New York"
REASON TO WATCH See the Kardashian/Humphries marriage deteriorate . . .
WHAT IT'S ABOUT This second season of "K&K" was supposed to be about Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian, as they head to the big city to open yet another "K-DASH," while hanging -- in fact living -- with Kourtney, baby Mason, and Eastport native and Mason's father, Scott Disick. Supposed to be, but no more. Instead, the season premiere is a highly detailed setup of how this marriage hit the rocks so fast.
After the honeymoon in Italy, they head to New York on a private jet, and move into a duplex at the Gansevoort Hotel with Scott and Kourtney. Tensions mount quickly: Kris is a slob, which bugs Kim. Kourtney has embraced a macrobiotic lifestyle -- which really bugs Scott, and Kris, too. Soon, everyone is bugging everyone, and by episode's end, both Scott and Kris have moved out.
MY SAY Watch this and you begin to think the 72-day marriage was an eternity. How did it ever last that long? Even 72 hours would have been too long. As portrayed here, Kris is a bore, bumpkin. blowhard and boob. He passes gas. He's self-absorbed. And he is kind of a slob, come to think of it. Kim? She's a darling! Does nothing wrong. Is kind and considerate. Is always reasonable. And never ever passes gas.
Yes, you guessed right, dear reader: Kardashian had complete editorial control of this show (per reports). And also -- per those same all-knowing reports -- she planned to use this new edition to a) exact some revenge; and b) rehab her image. Whether or not those reports are accurate, the practical intent is the same. She does both, and how.
Who knows whether any of this portrayal is true -- it's an E! reality show, for crying out loud. Truth is not an option! What's fascinating is just how ruthlessly it has been edited, or (more likely) re-edited since the breakup to turn you-know-who into Little Ms. Perfect.
BOTTOM LINE Spin, spin, spin with Kim at the controls.