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Thursday, April 03, 2003

Kath and Kim...
Last November when Marky and I were flying up from Sydney to Cairns we thought that we'd watch some of the inflight entertainment. There was the usual mix of crap movies (I'm so over Jennifer Lopez these days), wildlife shows (who knew some kangaroos can climb trees, huh?) and local news (they still haven't moved that skip, you know? Dreadful). Anyway, hidden amongst this festival of faint film fayre was a real gem: Kath and Kim.

You may well have already caught Kath and Kim on TV over here already as it's being shown on FTN (flextech television network?). FTN, or to give it it's proper title ftn, is one of those free-to-air digital that slipped on to Freeview and some other digital services almost unnoticed. It shows a fairly humdrum mix of shows. But Kath and Kim stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Kath and Kim is rather like The Office, The Royle Family, Larry Sanders et al. Well observered, strong characters, loose camera work to make you feel part of the action and no laughter track. It's also very, very funny. The two lead actresses are superb.

If you've not seen it yet, give it a whirl. I think you'll like it.

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