Kath and Kim: Australia v America.

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Comparing the opening titles of the original Kath and Kim to the American remake, its clear this isn’t going to be a line-for-line remake. Most importantly though, for the millions of American’s who will meet Kath and Kim for the first time this Thursday on NBC, I think they might just enjoy themselves.

The pilot made its pre-air debut on iTunes not long ago. All you need to do to download a copy if you’re outside of the States, is get yourself an iTunes account.

7 Responses to “Kath and Kim: Australia v America.”

  • I wish they’d left K&K alone. I just know they’re going to mess it all up. They’ll never beat the wedding episode from series 1! šŸ˜€

  • I have to agree with Sean O’Brien. There is no reason to ‘remake’ Kath and Kim. I was sickened to see it happening.

  • I can see K&K USA being a reversal of Ugly Betty and grossly commercial. The good folks in the US just don’t have the same sense of humour as Aussies/NZ or UK. Look at the office what a train wreak and now they’re going to kill little brittain too! when will they learn? Sure they’ll tiz K&K up with pretty titles but they just don’t get that giving everything squeaky finishes just doesn’t add to it quite the opposite. And I really just don’t think the US (TV execs. As surely not all Americans are the same) understand tongue in cheek comedy at all!

  • @ Tez, while I agree with what you’re saying and Little Britain USA is awful, you can’t say the same about The Office USA which is now superior to the original.

  • Folks like we all said, yep the yanks stuffed K&K! and after only airing two episodes channel 7 has done us all a favour and pulled it from air!

  • i am canadian and the first time i heard of kath and kim was by watching the american version. it was different and a little funny. One day i was browsing the internet and i found out about the Australian Kath and Kim and I must say I fell in love after the first episode. It is hilarious, the Americans really should’nt ruin it, they should just let it be. I know that the best form of flattery is imitation but there’s also the phrase that goes “if it ain’t broken then don’t fix it.

  • the US version simply massacred the Aussie – as was expected. The show is completely character-driven, and although Selma & Molly have done other great things – this just ain’t one of ’em. Glitzy, glamorous and just not real. Hollywood garbage.

    On another note – both the US and UK version of The Office work for me, probably because Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant had a hand in both.

    If you like these shows, you may also enjoy Extras and The IT Crowd (both UK) ENJOY!

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