SNL's Molly Shannon and Hellboy's Selma Blair are the sassy fashionistas Kath & Kim. John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day are Phil and Craig, the men who worship them. And this 2-DVD set is Kath & Kim - Season 1 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Based on the Australian series of the same name, NBC's Kath & Kim (like The Office) was met with criticism from fans and critics of the original series who failed to appreciate what the cast & crew of the brilliantly funny NBC version had to offer. Too bad, because this show had the potential to run as long as the shows of Molly Shannon's fellow former SNLers Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Tina Fey (30 Rock), and Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation). It was unfortunate that NBC didn't give Kath & Kim the chance to grow with viewers as the network did with The Office. Had fans and critics spent less time condemning the creative differences between the two versions rather than accepting them on their merits, who knows? Fortunately for devoted fans of NBC's Kath & Kim who actually get the show, Universal has neatly preserved the series in a quality DVD set with great extras. The episodes look and sound great. The commentaries are fun and highly informative. Overall, a great set. Well done, Universal.
Guest stars include: Ellia English ("The Jamie Foxx Show"), Stephanie Courtney (a pre-Flo the Progressive Insurance girl), Catherine Reitman (daughter of director Ivan Reitman), Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live"), singer Wynonna Judd, Jennifer Coolidge ("Joey", "American Pie"), comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White, Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community"), April Bowlby ("Two And A Half Men"), Michael McDonald ("Mad TV"). Look for a cameo appearance from series Co-executive Producer Will Calhoun as the fireman in the season finale "Home".
Kath & Kim is a 2-disc (single-sided) set featuring all 17 episodes from the season in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) video; English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; English subtitles for the deaf & hearing-impaired; plus the following Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, and Audio Commentaries with stars Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, Mikey Day, and John Michael Higgins; Executive Producer Michelle Nader; and Co-Writers Adam Barr, Jim Dubensky, and Steve Gabriel. The discs (which feature a "cutout" of the show's logo on a pink background) are housed in a 2-disc amaray case. Here are the episodes, and how the discs will be configured: