A new fly-on-the-wall reality TV show called Keeping Up With The Kattarshians featuring a gang of adorable kittens has become a surprise hit in Iceland.
The cats, from a local animal rescue shelter, live together in an over-sized dollhouse, which has been rigged with hidden cameras.
The programme was created in partnership with the Icelandic Cat Protection Society.
据了解，这档名为《Keeping Up With the Kattarshians》的猫咪真人秀节目首播之后为该电视台创下收视率新高。该节目的“主角们”均来自当地动物收容所;录制现场是一间比常规宠物屋大的屋子;屋内安装隐藏摄影机，拍摄猫咪调皮可爱的日常生活。节目组旨在通过节目以呼吁人们关注流浪猫，收养流浪猫。
The kittens named Guðni, Ronja, Briet, and Stubbur have captivated an Icelandic people since the show first aired, and has already attracted the highest-ever recorded traffic to Icelandic broadcaster Nutiminn’s website.
Inga Lind Karlsdóttir said that many people were sceptical when she first put forward the idea for the show, but the viewing figures have spoken for themselves.
She has her own TV production company and decided to develop the idea after a colleague suggested making a reality television show involving cats.
‘It took about a year to put together, because we wanted all the animal welfare authorities to approve it,’ she told Broadly.
该电视台老板因加•林德(Inga Lind Karlsdóttir)表示，“首次提出这个节目创意时，我遭到许多人的质疑。从申请到通过动物福利机构批准，前前后后花了一年时间。首播后，节目取得意外的成功。收视率肯定了我的创意!”
‘And here we are, a year later, with the first reality TV show starring kittens. All the people who were laughing then aren’t laughing now.’
‘It’s been amazing. I thought it was a cute idea but I never thought it would go so big. It’s more than I could hope for,’ she added.
Inga puts the success of the show down to the fact that it provides escapism and offers viewers an alternative to the bad news on their television screens.
《Keeping Up With the Kattarshians》不止成为人们茶余饭后的笑料，令观众捧腹大笑之余也传播正能量：鼓励人们关注并收养流浪动物。目前，大家可以在网络上直接收看节目哦！
‘We like everything they do,’ she said. ‘It’s fun when they go crazy and ruin the house, but it’s also calming to watch them sleep. It’s good for the soul.
‘There’s so much bad news we read about in the media, and terrible things are happening in the world, so it’s nice to sit there and relax and watch the kittens.’
As well as providing hours of entertainment, the show has been credited with encouraging more people to adopt animals in Iceland.
All four of the kittens are soon to be adopted, and a new litter will replace them in the house.
Keeping Up With The Kattarshians is available to stream online.