If you're Australian, you know what Kath & Kim is.
It is a national treasure — a shining, hallowed contribution to our cooked culture and a reflection of the very best of Australian humour.
Which is what makes this travesty all the more unbearable.
Following the huge success of the O.G. series, NBC announced a US version would air in 2008 — with the intent of repeating the success they'd found adapting The Office. But in doing so, definitively proved that Americans will never understand the Australian sense of humour.
Set in Central Florida, the remake had roughly the same premise on paper, but — like the American version of Tim Tams — it left a bad taste in viewers' mouths.
In fact, the remake was so poorly received in Australia that the network was forced to take it off air after a single episode — and replace it with reruns of the original.
So RIP, you sacrilegious, unworthy comparison to a true Australian masterpiece. May you never again rise from the ashes of mediocrity and haunt us.