Why oh why do moronic American companies keep trying to copy other people's ideas for tv programs when they've clearly missed the point of what made the original good in the first place? The Australian original is an absolute gem of comedy but much of it's humour centred around the fact that the main characters were overweight, badly dressed, greasy haired unattractive clueless suburbanites convinced that they were the bee's knees. So what do the American copycats do? They replace all the characters with skinny beautiful people who would look at home on a catwalk! The eternally injured or diseased or rash covered sport-obsessed but fat second best friend of the daughter has been left out of the show altogether!! A huge proportion of the comedy hinged on her adorable but tragic and bad-luck-stricken character, especially where the daughter Kim was concerned, as she constantly bullied her second best friend and convinced herself she was beautiful and stylish simply by comparison. I'm guessing even the American execs couldn't find a way to turn this character into a supermodel so decided to ignore her and delete the character instead. When are these twits going to realise you don't make a successful show by copying someone else's title then replacing everyone with beautiful people! This show is cringeworthy to see. None of the original humour makes any sense now that all the characters are slim and beautiful. The original actors wore awful wigs and bad make up and terrible ill fitting clothes that exaggerated their love handles on purpose. Did you think they just didn't know how to style hair and wear clothes? Did you think that these things were flaws that needed fixing? The bad camera angles and cheap lighting were part of the humour. That was the point. You can't make an American version with expensive sets and great lighting and flattering wigs and slim beautiful actors because that was the point of the original. It was supposed to look cringeworthy and awful! That was the joke! There is none of the over the top melodramatic acting that was played so straight that it almost looks like the bad acting wasn't intentional that makes the original so funny. The show is as dull and humourless as the vacuous underwear models it appears to have styled it's replacement characters on. Not that the actors are bad, they've been fantastic in other roles and programs but the American obsession with having to make all programs with actors who look perfect and beautiful means that they are all completely miscast in this sitcom and destroy the whole premise of the comedy. One of the three main characters isn't even present anymore so a third of the comedy is missing before the title sequence has even finished. Is it any wonder the series got cut several episodes short and any plans for a second season were cancelled? Duh! Comedy is funnier with flawed characters!!! Thats what makes it funny!!!!! That means if you make comedy with beautiful, slim, shiny toothed, muscle bound or pert breasted model look a likes it won't be funny. Beautiful people aren't funny. Flawed people are funny. People who win you over despite their flaws are funny. People who can take the mickey out of themselves and their flaws are funny. Beautiful people trying to look beautiful and save face and be stars aren't funny. Do you get it yet? Are any of the big American studios who keep copying other countries shows just because you read they were doing well and thought you could make money by buying the rights to the name and making an improved version by using a bigger budget and better looking actors get it yet? As if they ever will. Good and loyal citizens of America your tv companies are ripping you off with these appalling thoughtless attempts at imitation comedy. Would you pay more money for a fake gucci handbag than for a genuine one? I'm guessing not, but that's exactly what the studios keep doing when they chuck money into these pale imitations of other people's shows. Anyone remember them trying to make a US version of absolutely fabulous? Let's do it without the drugs and alcohol they thought. Missing the point once again do we think? Yeah enough said. This series is just the same. Thank god the series got cancelled before it could do any more damage to the reputation of the original Kath and Kim. Please go and watch the fantastic and glorious australian original so you can see what an appalling and pale imitation this pile of tripe really is.