Please don’t judge me… As much as I love experimental European films and conceptual art (I do), I need to wind down watching mind numbing escapist crap sometimes. What? No judgement remember.

Recently I’ve found a channel I’ve become addicted to and it’s American and titled E! Hello? Why did nobody mention this to me before? You know as I was leaving The Tate Gallery or The Curzon Soho or perhaps when I was in line at the English National Opera. I mean, come on, this channel is incredible.

Hi my name’s Vicki and I’m addicted to E!. Nope not that kind-it’s not the 90’s- the Yank kind.

Kim and Kourtney

So flicking through, I saw the ad for Kim & Kourtney Take New York-you know the one where the hot one (Kim) and her slightly less hot sister who is actually hot but has to contend with having the hottest sister in the world (Kourtney) step out of a helicopter with the men in their lives. Yep. Apart from the too tall for his own head, smug looking dude, Kris only lasted 72 days wed to the hot one and this episode sheds light on why.

Look I’m a director, I know how editing works but all said and done Kris comes across as a total douchebag and acts like he’s just not that into her. He puts her down in that ‘oh so subtle, I’m a total dick but pretending otherwise’ way and I don’t know Kim deserves better right? I mean, she does have FABULOUS hair (see evidence above)!

So I spend the next hour throwing plastic toy fruit and veg at the TV screen aiming for Kris (believe me it’s not hard that guy is 6 foot 10) and voyeuristically viewing every part of these K named beauties’ lives from learning Kourtney’s boyfriend is into lesbian pom (TMI-that’s too much information for you non E viewing folk) and they all truly appreciate Mexican food. It’s life enhancing stuff.

Fashion Police

But it gets better, as well as this perpetual cycle of reality TV following America’s leading ladies, you can also watch Bafta and Oscar coverage on the channel (don’t expect film criticism it’s more, “wow your dress looks nice” and “George Clooney, do you know how sexy your are?”)- but the pièce de résistance is a hilarious programme titled Fashion Police led by the acerbic Joan Rivers and other judges ( don’t ask me who, I only recognised Kelly Osbourne) as they bitch about the stars’ red carpet wardrobe choices.

E is simply vital viewing that will make your heart dance, a bit like poetry festivals, where I’m headed now to redeem my soul.

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20 Responses

  1. icklebabe

    oh ps, Giuliana Rancic is the skinny girl judge with the long hair, she is a E News reporter, and also has her own reality show :)) x

  2. icklebabe

    I LOVE E!!! like more than life… well, almost 😉
    I discovered it first a few years a go when Milly was a baby and I was up late and had the tv to myself. My favourite is defo Fashion Police, its just classic, TV girlie gold! 🙂

    • honestmum

      @icklebabe E is like magazine tv isn’t it and exactly the kind of mind numbing, escapist fun you need once you have small children. I’m not ashamed to say I love it! x

  3. Kate

    I am well I used to love watching E! when I lived at home and even when Doo and I move in together I insisted we get the TV package hat included that channel. Since he moved out and I’ve been a budgeting bee I haven’t had that channel on my freeview 🙁 *frown* Love it though. I used to enjoy the girls of the playboy mansion. I would have loved to have lived like a princess Barbie doll. ho hum back to doing to washing up I suppose…. xx

  4. Sharon

    Careful planning, I am that addicted I find the plus 1 twice removed & it may record in the early hours, no conflict with OH recording of Spartacus & such like x No-one any the wiser lol

  5. Sharon

    KUWTK or any Kardashian tv is my guilty pleasure, not to be mistaken for the alien Kardashian species in Star Trek. OH goes to bed I immediately go to planner I will have recorded them all. Those & any Real Housewives. New York, Miami, New Jersey, Beverly Hills & Orange County totally addictive! There I have said it….My name is Sharon and I am addicted to trash tv.

  6. Sarcasm

    I can totally relate and then some….the one you love to hate and don’t tell anyone about, most people think I only watch news and current affairs programs lol. You really should watch Kendra too, oh and don’t forget Ice loves Coco, with Ice-T from Law & Order SVU, now that shit is deep man -:)

  7. HonestMum

    @EmmaK HAHA ‘Bruce trying to move his face’-wow him and his wife have had way too much surgery-will def check out The Real Housewives of NY and how 21st century of you not to own a tv and watch everything online. We will all be doing that soon enough!

  8. HonestMum

    @Ritzi Cortez it is totally addictive and unlike the reality tv we make in Good Ol’ Blighty. Made me lol about us making Downton and they make trash. That is of course not entirely true-if you look at HBO’s fare and the movies, the Yanks are showing us how it’s done! x

  9. EmmaK

    I love trash Tv as much as the next person but Kim is simply…utterly vapid. I did watch that Reality show for a bit ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ but it was snoresville…the most interesting thing about it was watching Bruce Jenner try to move his face – he seems like a nice guy but he’s had some disastrous overstretched plastic surgery. The Real Housewives of New York is quite funny but now we have no TV anymore so I only watch netflix and

  10. Ritzi Cortez

    This shit is ADDICTIVE. I can’t stand the Kardashians but at the same time… I kind of love them???

    And don’t get me started on the Fashion Jury. It is just genius.

    Quality programming! Thank you USA! We’ll keep making Downton as long as they keep trading it for good old fashioned trash 😉


  11. Grenglish

    I watched the other one – is it Khloe? They went to Vegas. It is highly addictive viewing, I can vouch for that. I felt like I lost another brain cell with every minute I watched though 😉

    • honestmum

      @Grenglish for every Kardashian show you watch, you need to replace it with a episode of the Archers. This ensures brain cell retention. For real!


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