I was going to bang on about how bad the US version of Kath and Kim is, but Guy Rundle says it better anyway at The Age.
Kath and Kim was never going to translate. It is intrinsically Australian and the US version doesn't even attempt to parody the American equivalents of the Australian idiosyncrasies that the original version did so well.
I'm not saying that Americans don't get irony - that's a patently stupid statement that's often levelled at them - and they make some great comedies. It's just that this one stinks.
Here's a montage of the original... funny
and the US version... unfunny.