Kath and Kim

By BRIAN LOWRY (Variety)


Snide but not smart, "Kath and Kim" will likely leave American audiences scratching their heads, wondering what Australians saw in the concept -- or if something was seriously lost in translation. The producers have sought to give the project a Yank accent mostly by having their low-class protagonists reference National Enquirer-type gossip about U.S. stars, but the show irritates more than it amuses. Most fans of the better NBC sitcoms surrounding it that say "G'day" probably won't be able to say "G'bye" fast enough.



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Default avatar cat
Oct 10, 2008 11:36AM EDT
Actually i found that the Australian version of kath and kim was really funny and i loved it, have not watched this one yet but i cant see it being as amazing as the original.....i will go watch it now anyway :)
Default avatar cat
Oct 10, 2008 3:41PM EDT
Hmm, this is the biggest KITSCH (do you use this word in the US?) Ive seen in a long time. Need to see the original now to see why Australia was raving about it. For the US version, there definitely are better sitcoms around already.
Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 10:30PM EDT
I tried to watch the US version (I made it ~3mins!) - it's totally cringeworthy... How incredibly miscast is Selma Blair?!?
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