Kath and Kim: Season 1

2008 NR 1 season

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Kath and Kim: Season 1

2008 NR 1 season
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Just as 40-something divorcée Kath Day (Molly Shannon) is ready to enjoy life on her own, her spoiled daughter, Kim (Selma Blair), leaves her husband and moves back in with her. Kath lets Kim stay, but won't put up with her selfish behavior anymore. Based on the award-winning Australian sitcom, this one-season series also stars John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day. "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig directs the premiere episode.
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Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 2 discs

Just as 40-something divorcée Kath Day (Molly Shannon) is ready to enjoy life on her own, her spoiled daughter, Kim (Selma Blair), leaves her husband and moves back in with her. Kath lets Kim stay, but won't put up with her selfish behavior anymore. Based on the award-winning Australian sitcom, this one-season series also stars John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day. "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig directs the premiere episode.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Mikey Day
  • John Michael Higgins
  • Molly Shannon
  • Tony Yalda
  • Selma Blair
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the main characters in this sitcom are an image-obsessed, celebrity-crazed mother/daughter duo who use shopping, junk food, and alcohol to cope with what they see as the harsh realities of their pampered lifestyle. Forty-something Kath is easily manipulated by her spoiled, lazy daughter and makes little effort to force her to face adult responsibilities, instead enabling her dependence by catering to her whiny demands. Frequent references to sexual activity and scenes of alcohol consumption probably won't be new to teens, but they add to the show's iffy messages about the realities of adulthood. If you decide to watch with your teens, be sure to plan for a few reality checks.

Sexual Content

Multiple references to sexual encounters; in one scene, a woman says she and her boyfriend "shared a night of passion." Women wear tight, revealing clothing, and thong underwear is sometimes visible above low-cut shorts. Kath often dons thong leotards over spandex to work out.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

"Bitch" and "ass" are used sporadically. Some name-calling along the lines of "he's a douche."

Social Behavior

The main characters are self-absorbed, image-obsessed women whose passions include shopping, critiquing celebrities, and micro-analyzing their romantic relationships. Kim is an unemployed high school dropout who goes back to living off her mother when leaves her husband after he suggests she do some light cooking. Kath allows her daughter to continue her spoiled ways by catering to her juvenile demands. Kim's coping strategy for stress and unhappiness is to eat junk food (candy, chips, cookies, etc.).

Consumerism

Lots of mention of brand names within the context of the plot, including Doritos, Curves, and Applebee's.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults often drink in clubs and at home to relax.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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