After months of anticipation, the premiere of the U.S. adaptation of Kath and Kim has finally landed.
NBC have been wringing their sweat-drenched hands since the project was announced, as the program has been plagued by bad buzz and angry Aussie fans.
Was Kath and Kim bad enough to plunge our two nations into war?
Was it the best comedy debut of the year?
Or does it sit in a less hyperbolic middleground?
What’s that? You want to know what I think? (For argument’s sake, play along. It makes me feel important).
I thought it was OK. Not a patch on the original, but I’m certainly not kicking up a fuss like everyone else, claiming that the source material is some sort of untouchable piece of art that has been stained by American intervention, like so much red wine.
While I thought it was about average, I’m willing to put my faith in it. Don’t forget – the US version of The Office had a pretty average pilot too, but in many ways, that has grown into an even funnier show than the U.K original. At the very least, they are able to exist as two seperate, high quality entities.
I only wish Australians can strive for the same level of classiness as the Brits, and not hunt down Molly Shannon and Selma Blair with pitchforks and flaming torches to the top of a hill, calling for their executions and not resting until our insatiable thirst for blood has been quenched.
I mean, we’ve all been there before.
But enough about what I think. Let us know Australia – Was it Noice? Different? Unusual? Or just plain bad?