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.
You’ve probably heard by now that Kath and Kim is being developed for America by Ben Silverman. It’s easy to poo-poo such a concept, but Ben Silverman is the man that brought us the awesomly funny American version of The Office, so before I make the obvious “how will it translate” remarks I’m going to just wait and see how it goes, it could work, it could be great, or it could flop.
So if its from Ben Silverman, and is going to be on NBC, will that mean Channel Ten will get it here?
(Also, does the American Office rate well in the UK?)
Its always exciting to see an Australian show on primetime in a different country (how often does it even happen outside of oceania?), and these Kath and Kim promos running on BBC Two at the moment are very cool.