'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is ending after 20 seasons

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You either loved it or you loved to hate it. But after 20 seasons and 14 years, the reality TV show keeping up with the Kardashians will come to an end in 2021. If you are in the love to hate it Category, the show follows the lives of Kim Kardashian West, her mother, Kris Jenner, and an ever expanding cast of characters and its subjects. Became more famous and more well known as the show continued in a statement Kim Kardashian West posted to social media, she said, quote without keeping up with the Kardashians, I wouldn't be where I am today. Unquote. Well, we asked Julia Alexander of the verge to explain to us just where Kim Kardashian is today. Here's what keeping up with the Kardashians really did is led to a family monetizing themselves. They were the people that you were willing to watching. You wanted to watch, but then you are also buying their products You were signing up for meet and greets and the idea of With the Kardashians are able accomplish was born out of this concept of Web 2.0 of blog's and the tablets that came from blood on the rise of social media. They were able to dominate that market and turned themselves into a product even more. So in the show. The show just kind of acted as a vessel to get them toward. They are today. But what was it specifically about this family? Like, what was it about their relationships, their dynamics that kept sucking people in when the show first started, there was this beautiful Sisterhood with them all, And I think what I really claim to what I really came to was no matter what was happening in this show. In the early seasons, Kim and Kourtney and Khloe had each other and always came back to each other in their mom. And that was what their life was, as the show progressed, and as they became more influential as became bigger celebrities, the show became this really sorrowful. Strange kind of connection of people that there was no choice but to kind of watch because their lives were so dramatic and so public and in many ways very sad and I feel like we were so tuned into this family that we had this kind of para social relationship with which is a one way connection between us and then because we believe We knew who they were. Well, I am having trouble imagining the Kardashians suddenly disappearing after the show is over. So what do you think they're going to do next? The beauty of the Kardashians and this is what they inspired Entire culture of instrument. Looters and tic tac creators and even YouTubers to really understand is that they are in many ways bigger than their name. Even they are individually if their own brand so they can come out and go. I am Kim Kardashian. Kylie Jenner, and I don't need to have this show in order, Tio elevate my celebrity and using that slowly there no going to monetize every aspect of themselves. So what they're gonna do next is just be them. Well, if you had to sum up the legacy of this show, and I am surprised I am even using that word. But if you had to, What would that legacy B. This is going to sound outlandish, and I know it's going to sound that way. But there's a fascination to the family ethos of the Kardashian's. That is very Or reminds me I should say specifically and personally to me of my obsession with the Kennedys in a lot of ways, which is this family that is a form of American celebrity that you you just can't turn away from. They were able to create that for themselves out of nothing because they were B list celebrities at best, and now they are Global celebrity in a way that we have not seen in a very long time because the Kardashians and the Kardashian Jenner clan at large, is

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