Parents' Guide to

Kath & Kim (U.S.)

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dysfunctional family comedy needs a reality check.

TV NBC Comedy 2008
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Best Series Ever!!

Despite the negative reviews, I watched this show with my daughter ages 12, and it was most definitely age appropriate, so I believe this series is fine to watch for 11s and up.

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Is It Any Good?

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For a character-based comedy like Kath & Kim to succeed, the casting must be spot-on, and Shannon and Blair shine in their respective roles. Blair makes the life of an immature, unambitious high school dropout almost enviable, and viewers may be sucked in to rooting for her in her on again/off again relationship with her new hubby. But it's Shannon who ultimately steals the show, bringing her penchant for fast talk and, well, extroversion to the role of bubbly, irrepressible Kath.

The bottom line? If you enjoy Shannon's style of comedy, you'll love her prominence in this laugh-out-loud series. And while the show has plenty of references to sexual relationships and other mature behavior like drinking, chances are none of it will be too new to teens. Just make sure to do a reality check and remind them that, in the real world (and in your own home), behavior like Kim's isn't likely to be tolerated.

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