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Selma Blair Completes 'Kath and Kim' - She'll star with Molly S...

There are 6 comments on the story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Selma Blair Completes 'Kath and Kim' - She'll star with Molly S.... In it, reports that:

NBC's comedy pilot "Kath and Kim" has found its Kim in the person of Selma Blair.

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Biddeford, ME

#1 Jan 22, 2008
I don't know if this is true but I had heard that there is possibility that Hellboy will be turned into a trilogy, an idea that was director Guillermo del toro had in mind from the beginning. I certainly hope if she does take this part that it doesn't interfere with a possible third Hellboy movie. The first was such a gem that didn't get the credit it deserved, I have no doubts the second will be the same.
oh great

Belle Rose, LA

#2 Apr 8, 2008
...sounds like a real winner.

Cranbourne, Australia

#3 Apr 17, 2008
Selma Blair is a terrible choice to play Kim. Kim is supposed to be overweight! Many of the jokes in the program are based on Kim dressing inappropriately for her size, and being delusional about her weight (problem). What a terrible decision casting Selma Balir, unless she wants to put on 20 kilos!

Singapore, Singapore

#4 Jul 1, 2008
I love Kath and Kim, but i dont think it will be that great americanized. No offence to the actors, but to Australians, it wont be a hit.
Dave_ Perth_ WA

Subiaco, Australia

#5 Jul 1, 2008
I love Kath & Kim. The US version isn't out yet so I can hardly compare the two. Just like Australia, the US have some great comedies and some real crap. They also copy shows, as do we, with varying degrees of success. To be fair, i'll reserve any comment until I've actually seen the show.
Max Power

Bellingham, WA

#6 Jul 10, 2008
Kath & Kim, from its very beginning refers to an Australian civilization and culture. Kath and Kim as characters are based on sketches of the original girls that played Kath & Kim. Transplanting the series to the US cultural context is impossible without a total and complete re-write of each episode. Each rewrite would have to be done to a point where each episode has little or nothing to do with the script that it originated from. In essence, each episode will not be Kath & Kim at all -- just merely an exercise in purest forms of black propaganda broadcasting. There is no way to adapt Kath & Kim to America, as it simply cannot be done. Adapting the show to New Zealand would be far easier, and more realistic -- for cultural reasons that are mostly not understood by Americans.

There is a 99% probability that the series will not get high ratings at all, as the original series was initially kept alive by the ABC TV network in Australia for Season 1 and some of Season 2. Kath & Kim, as a style of sitcom is still unique to Australasia and likely not to be duplicated in the rest of the world for some years into the future.

The network that is choosing to do this series from scratch would have been better off buying the original Kath & Kim series and running it stragit. In essence the network is just wasting people's time and its own money.

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