‘Kocktails with Khloé’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: An Improvement From Past Episodes
Khloé Kardashian’s new series, Kocktails with Khloé, was off to a rough start. Past episodes have felt awkward, and you can’t expect much different when she invites random people over to her “house” to ask intrusive questions.
Luckily, this episode felt more natural but that’s probably because two out of the five guests were related. Kardashian invited her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner along with Sean Combs, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and RuPaul.
This time Kardashian doesn’t have to force people to talk since the guests either know each other or have outgoing personalities.
“I feel like you’re really luring people in and making them feel really comfortable with these hidden cameras,” Jenner said.
But that’s not the case in past episodes. Some of the guests’ were not outgoing like the others and when they weren’t familiar with each other, it was noticeable and uncomfortable to watch.
One of the best parts of each episode is where Chef Sharone Hakman, makes a “Kocktail of the Day” which is introduced in the beginning of each episode. This one was called, “I Woke Up Like This” featuring “a little sake, vodka, splash of soda, and yuzu juice,” Hakman said.
Besides the obnoxious questions, the format of the overall show is strange. There’s random interview-like questions along with games. The editing between scenes has hard cuts where there should be smooth transitions. It tries hard to be a natural-flowing conversation, but it still feels like a talk show or interview at points. You can feel the promotional parts where Combs promotes Ciroc or when Polizzi talks about her new show. Even when they move over to the sitting room area, somehow Ciroc bottles are placed right behind Khloé’s chair. Coincidence? I think not.
Khloé Kardashian reveals that at one point in time she had interned with Puff, as she calls him.
“I don’t even know what I did. I just remember I would always be in the studio, running around,” she said.
Combs only stops in for a portion of the show but gives intelligent responses to Khloé’s questions. He talks about David Bowie’s influence along with his personas, Puff Daddy and Diddy.
“I guess everyday to everybody I’m Puff. I love that more accessible part of it,” Combs said.
He shares his favorite artists at the moment: Erykah Badu and Drake.
Randomly, Kourtney prank calls rapper French Montana saying she has a crush on his brother and wants to pursue him. In response he says, “Ya’ll can’t get me like that, that was weak.”
As Puff leaves, RuPaul enters with his bubbly personality, bringing more fun and more laughs.
Polizzi bangs the door open and tells the story of how she and Khloé originally met: Khloé was drunk and angry that Snooki came to her surprise anniversary party. Khloé remembers none of that happening.
This group of guests worked because they were outgoing and had similarities. The bonus was Polizzi and RuPaul’s outgoing personalities.
As a group they have a small discussion on Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner.
“I want her to be able to totally live it out ‘cause then I would feel guilty if I was the reason she didn’t live her life to the fullest,” Kylie Jenner said.
Khloé ends her show with the segment, Khloé’s Kocktail Theater.
“I take Twitter wars that have gone on between two celebrities that are cyber tweeting each other and I have two of my lovely guests act them out,” Kardashian said.
RuPaul acts out Kanye West’s part and Polizzi plays Wiz Khalifa after the trending Twitter fight they had last week. Although it looks silly, it definitely looks fun to be in the room at that moment, the sisters laughed the whole time.
The series fights between being a conversation, a late night talk show and a Hollywood game night but this episode worked out better than the last two.
Kocktails With Khloé airs on Wednesdays 10/9c on FYI.