Kath & Kim

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NBC (ended 2009)

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Kath & Kim
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Adapted from an Australian hit comedy of the same name, this NBC series finds laughs from a 40-something divorcee and her daughter living in the middle-class suburbs. Molly Shannon and Selma Blair lead the cast. Kath & Kim is produced by Reveille in association with Universal Media Studios and distributed by the NBC Television Network. 22 episodes have been ordered for the first season.
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  • What the..

    2.5
    After sitting through this horrible ordeal for a good 20 minutes I simply felt the need to warn the world of this new tv 'show'. It's just awful.



    Is this a sitcom? Or whatever you call those lame shows? If it is, it's even worse than the rest of the genre. The acting. What acting? Camera? It's not a Blair Witch Project!



    The premise of the show is 'funny', but everything about it is just so.. not. I know for a fact this is one show I'll never want to see again. And this is one show that's not going to make it past the first season.moreless
  • Extremely bad... To compare the US version to the Australian version, this is very very very poor. To adapt the Australian comedy to the US market was set to fail from the start.moreless

    1.0
    Extremely bad... To compare the US version to the Australian version, this is very very very poor. To adapt the Australian comedy to the US market was set to fail from the start.



    The Australian version is original with its own "unique Australian feel". Being and Australian and sitting through the American version, it made me feel insulted that the TV show was even taken to America for the US to "do better". It just can't be done. Remakes / takeoffs NEVER, NEVER do as good as the original. Let the US see the Aussie Version, whilst its weird in the humour, its just so much better.



    What a shame that Aussie Kath and Kim had to be exploited in the US.moreless
  • Not going to work

    3.0
    Okay , Let's get one thing straight the humour groups are Brits and Aussies together and Americans are on their own.This show was an Australian show made for Australian humour which is different to American humour so already it's looking to be a diaster.Also the fact is that most Australia don't want to watch it because they fear it will wreck the show for them much like with the Australian Top Gear and the British one but that time in reverse.So honestly the show before it has even aired has lost many possible views for that reason but I think that the do an American verison of Australia's beloved Kath and Kim was not well thought out and just plain stupid.

    Yep I know I said this about a million times but it's just not going to workmoreless
  • Trash TV thy name is "Kath & Kim"!

    1.0
    I have watched six consecutive episodes from this season. Before this season I hadn't seen this show before and will not watch it again! The show is mindless and plotless. One episode, around Christmas, had no ending...so they stuck Pamela Anderson in for the close of the show. All everyone of the characters could say, including Pamela, was "Pamela Anderson", "Pamela Anderson", over and over again. The character, Kim Day, is an adult portrayed as a teenager. The portrayal with content is not good for an actual, impressionable teenage female viewer. With Kim's actual age and the teenage way she behaves sends mix messages. Not to mention the show is just another TV dysfunctional family. Let "Kath & Kim" stand on it's own for ratings without "My name is Earl" as a lead. I believe shows overall rating would fall.moreless
  • This completely failed in every way to recapture what made the Australian version funny.

    1.0
    As an Australian viewer with fond memories of the classic ABC version I can see how their may be a little bias inherit when I procliam "THIS IS GARBAGE". But that would nevertheless be a correct and succinct review.



    This is a "localisation" that NOBODY with half a brain wanted to see come to fruition. The original show is strong enough to stand on it's own.



    That being the case I DO believe the aim of these Americanisations of "foreign" shows is to re-create the things that appealed to the audience of the original show, whilst removing any cultural barriers seperating them from the comprehension of the mainstream American audience.



    In this pursiut the show fails miserably, most noticably in the casting department. Selma Blair, whilst admittedly not an attracive woman is not fat or old enough to lend suitable humour to the "trophy wife" mentality hilariously potrayed by Gina Riley. Molly Shannon's performance also falls flat as the "mutton dressed as lamb" aspect of the Kath character gets completely passed over.



    The problem with this show lies most with the original concept over any execution problems. Re-making a show that's humour was dependent on cultural background is a ludicrously stupid idea. The original was not about Kath and Kim, it was about a culture, a way of life exclusive to it's homeland Aus, this adaption misses the mark at so many points it ceases to be a localisation and becomes pure bastardisation.moreless
  • IT'S NOT BAD!

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    It may not have the most original of origins, but this version of the British teen comedy is funny, weird, and heartfelt in such a way as to feel wholly new.

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    • So is it canceled?
      Not much else to say - I can't seem to find anything definitive saying if K&K is dead or not. If it is canceled, were more than 1...
      06/29/14
      7
    • Kim's last name
      On Episode 1x12 "News", Kim auditions to be an anchorwoman. She calls herself Kim Somersby. I don't know if they've ever explici...
      02/27/09
      2
    • Does it relate?
      Sooo does the American version relate at all to American society? The Australain version works because most people see an aspect ...
      02/14/09
      5
    • Peoples Choice Awards - Is Kath & Kim Worthy?
      None
      01/25/09
      5
    • Very Confused
      The whole point of Kath and Kim is that it's a perfect fly on the wall, tounge in cheek, view of life in the bogan suburbs of Melb...
      01/21/09
      28
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