Kylie Jenner's new reality show Life of Kylie premiered Sunday night, and so far the early reviews are looking—not great.
Over the course of the first two 30-minute episodes, viewers got an exclusive look at what it's like to be a 19-year-old makeup mogul who grew up on-camera and spends most of her waking hours on Instagram. (Spoiler alert: Lots of selfies are taken.)
If you're THE Kylie Jenner, you should probably stop reading right now and go make lasagna in your underwear or something. But if you're a normal human being, keep on reading — because these scathing reviews are going to give you all the life you've ever needed.
"Life of Kylie": Inside the Charmed, Life of an Anxious, Paranoid Rich Girl
"Kylie Jenner’s life is — obviously, objectively — incredible. The work that she does to earn her fortune isn’t physically demanding or intellectually strenuous, and even if she retired tomorrow, she’d have more money than the average human being can even fathom. She’s so rich she can’t even invent a convincing obstacle to surmount on her reality TV show — when Jenner and her gang get devastating news that the private jet they’re supposed to take to Sacramento has broken down, they just call and ask for a different private jet."
"Life of Kylie" Might Be The Fakest Show of The Kardashian Reality TV Empire
"Everything Kylie does is overly curated. If I wanted a short and sweet 30 minute look into her life, I’d take 30 minutes out of my day to google her name and scroll through her Instagram. Nothing about this is groundbreaking, it’s just carefully curated moments that aren’t even vaguely authentic enough to leave us wanting more. If this is as deep as it gets, keep me on the shallow end, please."
"Life of Kylie" Tries and Fails to Make Kylie Jenner Seem Relatable
"By staying at a surface level, Life of Kylie doesn't do much more than rehash and expand on Kylie's social media presence, and that's not particularly compelling. (It frequently goes as far as to actually just replay Snapchats on screen, which feels horrifyingly lazy at worst and just plain boring at best.) To be fair, Keeping Up With the Kardashians operates from a similar place — by the time we're watching most events unfold on the show, we've already seen them play out on social media or within the tabloids. But the difference is the family's ability to put a fresh spin on those events, whether it's through self-deprecating humor or extended emotional insight or juicy behind-the-scenes details. Life of Kylie doesn't have that extra layer of realism, and so more than anything, it feels like watching a 30-minute Snapchat, and that doesn't make for great television."
"Life of Kylie" Makes Me Sad
"Unlike her sisters Kim (Kardashian) and Kendall (Jenner), and peers Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, Kylie isn't built for this life and she knows it. ... Unlike Keeping Up with the Kardashians — which has found the magical balance between real issues (armed robberies, substance abuse, infertility, etc.) and the lighthearted escapism fans still desire — Life of Kylie is like its star: searching for purpose, but mostly very, very sad."
— TV Guide