Guys, something amazing has happened. One of my favorite characters from #RichKids of Beverly Hills has a new spin off show!!
That’s amazing, right? On Sunday, E! premiered the first episode of EJ Johnson’s new reality show, EJNYC, and the second episode came on yesterday (Wednesday) and, so far, I love it.
The show is mostly focused on EJ and his quest to break into the New York fashion scene. In the first couple episodes, we’ve seen him go to a couple meetings, where he tries to figure out what would be the best way to make his debut. But he’s having a tough time because he doesn’t really know what he wants to do yet. He knows that he wants to work in entertainment, but that’s about it. So, it’s interesting watching him actually have to work for his success because a lot of people would assume that he can make it just by being Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson’s son, but that won’t work in the fashion industry, so he’s on his own.
In addition to EJ, we also get an inside look at his sister, Elisa’s, life. So far, Elisa hasn’t been doing much other than struggling with her relationship. She was in a relationship with a guy (Anthony) that EJ didn’t like because, apparently, the guy had a thing with EJ before getting with Elisa. So, because EJ felt ‘lead on,’ he tried to get her to break up with him and when that didn’t work, he would say snide comments about him. She didn’t like that, of course, so she and EJ’s relationship kind of got a little shaky because of it. She was also dealing with some dependency issues that her preacher believes may have been brought on from her adoption.
So far, the show is really interesting and, as I said in my guilty pleasures post, I love watching how the other half lives. Since EJ and Elisa’s parents are rich and famous, they definitely live a more luxurious life, but just because their life is more lavish than the average person, doesn’t mean that they don’t have to hustle to make a living and that’s what I love about this show. It’s nice knowing that no mater who your parents are, you still have to work for your own success.
Both EJ and Elisa’s friends are featured in the show as well. Some of them are just there for drama, of course, like EJ’s friend Sanaz Panahi, but others, like EJ’s friend Kyle Bryan and Elisa’s best friend, Samaria Smith, are actually there to help and give good advice. Kyle has his own consulting firm, so he’s had some success of his own, so, in my opinion, he’s the perfect person to give EJ advice on how to come up. I also like that Kyle isn’t about the drama. He seems like a good friend.
Overall, I like the show and I can’t wait until next week’s episode. They’re all so funny and entertaining to watch (especially EJ and Kyle), so they keep my attention throughout the whole hour. And I also like that they aren’t too much. They can go over the top, but it’s not off putting. It’s entertaining and I love it.
Have you watched EJNYC yet? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comment section.
EJNYC airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on E!.
A Little Extra: I didn’t talk about all of EJ and Elisa’s friends in this post, but click here to find out more about the cast and learn more about all the people that you’ll be seeing on the show this season.
*Click here to read my next review of EJNYC.