Kath & Kim (7:30 CST, NBC)
I went into this fully prepared to hate it, to consider it merely a way of wasting the half-hour between My Name Is Earl and The Office. I’d seen a couple episodes of the original on the plane to Australia a couple of years ago and didn’t really get it (even though you gotta love any show Kylie was a guest on, right?), plus it definitely annoys me that we can’t have any original television in this country. *cough*Life on Mars*cough* What do we pay those writers who went on strike for? I guess what annoys me most is that the majority of the imported shows are nowhere near as good as their original counterparts (The Office is really the only exception I can think of at the moment). Plus, even though I want to like Molly Shannon, she usually ends up just making me uncomfortable.
But I didn’t hate it. I’m not going to commit and say that I actually liked it, but Molly Shannon and Selma Blair were likable enough that I didn’t actively want to gouge out my eyes.
My rating: I’ll give it a chance as long as it lasts – which I don’t honestly expect will be very long.