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Kath & Kim: Series 1 & 2 Review

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The fantastic Australian comedy duo.

★★★★

Granted, the brush-strokes for this comedy are broad, but it’s still irresistible. Born of a two-minute sketch, the set-up is simple: bitchy, separated daughter moves back in with her chirpy single mum, and this first series chronicles the girls’ journeys (despite themselves) towards spousal bliss. Series 2 incorporates more characters and cameos, but doesn’t let the gag-rate slide. If it sounds like American canned laughter territory, don’t worry — it’s Australian cultural cringe writ large; surreal, soapy, yet never sentimental and often painfully funny. There’s nothing quite like it.

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