'Inside the life of a paranoid rich girl' - critics maul Life of Kylie

Critics have seen the latest Kardashian TV show Life of Kylie, and they aren't holding back in slamming it.

It's centred on Kylie Jenner, the youngest cast member of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, who says it's a "peek inside all the exciting things I am working on as well as some personal time with friends".

The 19-year-old reckons it's the first time she's been so open - but reviews of the show seem to wish she hadn't bothered.

"It's amazing how much whining Jenner does," writes CNN's Brian Lowry.

"The first two episodes... underscore a peculiar strain of faux-reluctant reality-TV players who combine self-pity with a lack of self-awareness, as Jenner insists that she hasn't mastered 'this fame thing' like her telegenic brood while inviting a camera crew to follow her around like a puppy."

The Daily Beast author Amy Zimmerman titled her review of the series 'inside the charmed life of an anxious, paranoid rich girl'.

"In an effort to differentiate Life of Kylie from their more mature reality TV offerings, E! has layered Snapchat filters and neon lettering over their footage. Revealing Instagrams of Kylie Jenner bounce around the screen, and windows multiply like unwanted pop-ups," says Zimmerman.

"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."

Cosmopolitan's Lauren Hoffman says the series lacks the insight of previous Kardashian shows and is basically a rehash of Jenner's social media posts.

"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... it feels like watching a 30-minute Snapchat, and that doesn't make for great television."

Adding to the negativity around the show, singer/actress Keke Palmer has given a similar review of Jenner's whole personality, telling Yahoo Beauty she has gotten rich off being someone she's not.

"In the situation with Kylie, where you've had a young girl people have seen on television since she was a kid and they literally told her she was so ugly... the ugly person in the family," Palmer said.

"She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it."

Life of Kylie launches on New Zealand screens today.


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