Despite all the phoniness, rehearsed dialogue and fake scenarios, however, there is some grain of authenticity to the Kardashians to which fans respond: when I asked teenagers at Dash why they liked the show, the most common reason was that, despite all the drama, “they all really love each other and are such a close family”. Like the Osbournes before them, the Kardashian family unit is convincingly tight. There is something unexpectedly soothing about this.
For the record then, what is Kardashian’s talent?
“What is my talent?” She cocks her head to one side. “Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?“