I’ve really got into The People Vs OJ Simpson. I’m only three episodes in but so far my verdict is pretty glowing. The second episode followed a high speed car chase that OJ got himself into in order to avoid arrest. So well produced was this sequence of events that for a minute there I nearly forgot that David Schwimmer is not actually Ross from Friends.

No – he plays a Kardashian. The Kardashian, really. The one responsible for the rest of them. And herein lies my one nagging issue with this show (aside from the fact that John Travolta’s face looks like he’s wearing a melted down marigold glove).

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Why must the Kardashians crop up everywhere? Despite my personal weakness for certain reality TV, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is not one of my shows of choice. I’ve never really sat through a whole episode. And I’m oddly proud of that.

The Daily Mail is absolutely besotted with this family. If you click on the Showbiz page of the MailOnline the first seven tabs down the right hand-side are bound to have the word Kardashian or Jenner in the title. And it’s normally something along the lines of “Khloe Kardashian wears her hair in a ponytail for trip to the local post office” or “Kris Jenner cuts a slim figure (the DM love that phrase) whilst refilling her Prozac prescription.”

So you can imagine my chagrin when Robert Kardashian popped up as OJ’s attorney and BFF in this show. Now, that’s ok given that I barely know anything about this man – but what grates on me is the sudden sprinkling one gets per episode of the four Kardashian offspring.

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During episode 1 they were running around a church at OJ’s ex-wife’s funeral (I suspect purely so that Selma Blair (playing Kris Jenner) could scold them and establish who they were). Later in that episode OJ threatens to blow his brains out all over Kim’s duvet and Joey Lawrence memorabilia.

When did this family become so intertwined within Hollywood that they are part of epic police investigations from the 90s? I had no idea! Maybe I’m not giving America the benefit of the doubt here though. Could it be that they are referencing this family so as to point them out to be morons? I mean, chanting “Kardashian” at a TV – really?
I guess I’ll have to keep watching to really know.

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In the meantime I could always read up on the Daily Mail’s secondary obsession, Blac Chyna. Although she’s linked to a Kardashian too. I cannot, it appears, get away from them. Perhaps I just need to surrender to the evil.

– A


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