A sit-com that focuses on life in suburbia, particularly the dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship at the show's centre.
For a full list of episodes, see Film Details.
A short-lived American adaptation of Australian sit-com Kath & Kim.
For a full list of episodes and associated script-writers, see Film Details.
For details on specific relationships between episodes of the US series and of the Australian series, see Notes (below).
'I cannot say exactly when I first saw Kath & Kim. I was 11 in 2002 when the first season premiered, and I started watching it around then. I’d queue up the VCR to record the weekly episode on the VHS I’d labelled ‘Kath and Kim DO NOT TOUCH’ so my brothers wouldn’t use it to tape the footy. This was so I could rewatch the show, memorising the dialogue of the dysfunctional mother-daughter duo, which I’d repeat at school, or around the house, or simply to myself, which was the safest option. The sitcom—created, written and performed by the comic geniuses that are Gina Riley and Jane Turner—was my oasis.' (Introduction)
'Our writers nominate the TV series keeping them entertained during a time of COVID.
'In our household, watching comedy in the evenings has been a crucial part of our lockdown survival strategy. We powered through a lot of comedy series last year, and watched some more than once. (I’m looking at you, Schitt’s Creek). Stuck in lockdown for the foreseeable future, I suggested we might re-watch those Fountain Gate foxymorons, Kath and Kim, and my 12-year-old daughter’s eyes lit up.' (Introduction)