This set the tone for the early seasons of the show, where the core cast of nine characters navigated as much bickering and bawdy theatrics as the 30-minute time frame would allow. But despite the drama, family remained at the core of the show. Each episode drilled down into the love the Kardashians had for one another — a premise in direct opposition to other reality shows in which women were traditionally pitted against each other. Far from the catfights of shows like Laguna Beach or The Hills, the Kardashians’ conflict was always lighthearted and easily resolved. And, in a show otherwise devoted to an already objectively wealthy family’s ascent to further fame, this dynamic was the most relatable element. As Kris so accurately predicted in her pitch for the show, it’s what kept viewers tuning in. … [Read more...] about The Kardashians Destroyed Their Own Show. Now Their Empire Is At Risk.