Was there ever a reality show more scripted than Kourtney and Kim Take New York? Other than Jersey Shore? Yeah, that's what we thought. Kourtney and Kim was one of the twenty million (OK, four) spin-offs spawned from E!'s flagship series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and it featured the two sisters as they "took" New York by opening a D-A-S-H location in Soho. They're accompanied by their respective hubbies at the time, Scott Disick and Kris Humphries, and the series often featured guest appearances from other Kardashians like Kris Jenner and Khloe.
Though the series was supposed to be about the so-called drama and so-called work that the two sisters were putting in to opening a new location of their "family run" store in NYC, much of the drama from this past season ended up being derived from the strained new marriage between Kim and Kris, who ended up divorcing by the end of the season.
Not only did the showcasing of their so-called "marital problems" seem ridiculously set-up. One example of a fight: After telling Kourtney that she wants to stop taking her birth control because she "finished her birth control today, and I think that's a sign I should stop taking it," Kim gets into a fight with Kris about her fame, things that probably should have been discussed before the gigantic televised wedding.
Plotlines like Scott purchasing a piano and teaching himself how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" filled up the rest of the allotted episode times. Oh well, they tried.