by Barb on February 2, 2010
There is no denying the amount of fashion-related programming on air now, what with Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, and The City for starters, and especially now with the hype of Bravo’s “Kell on Earth,” which features Kelly Cutrone and her public relations firm People’s Revolution. I wasn’t expecting much from “Kell on Earth,” but there’s a certain quality (or you know, just the amount of hype) about reality TV that makes it difficult to shy away from the computer/television screen.
Revealing a tad of the fashion industry to America, the audience follows Kelly Cutrone as she prepares for NYFW’s Spring/Summer 2010 shows. And quite surprisingly, “Kell on Earth” keeps my attention with its decent narrative and quirky characters. Several minutes into the beginning of the show, we find ourselves introduced to the main characters, which are, in fact, quite likable despite their “bitch” personas. And while Kelly may not be the most attractive or the most impeccably dressed in the industry, it is those traits that make me all the more interested in watching. But aside from the office team, we are also introduced to Kelly’s young and adorable daughter, Ava, who I never knew existed up until the promos for the show aired. Seeing this dimension of Kelly that isn’t associated with the fashion industry and where she takes on the role of “mom” certainly adds depth to the show itself and credibility to that Kelly Cutrone may in fact have human qualities.
Like what others have said, one of the elements that actually makes “Kell on Earth” fun to watch is that things actually happen. Unlike The Hills and The City where the half hour slot is filled with stretched-out melodramas and lunches, there are actual problems (uh oh, seating!) and progress (hey, we actually get through a fashion show). And of course, there would be no entertainment value if there weren’t any memorable quotes, such as “Pharmaceuticals really help in People’s Revolution. If I offer you an Ativan, just take it, it helps!” and “I was working in L.A. in Beverly Hills as a hair colorist — I left everything I had in California. It was a successful career mind you, to come to New York and be called a retard.”
And for those of you that haven’t hopped on the bandwagon yet, check out the promo video below:
Image courtesy of Style Caster and NYTimes.com