Starred: Selma Blair, Molly Shannon, John Michael Higgins, Mikey Day, Justina Machado, Melissa Rauch
If you're wondering why TV snobs flock to the original, foreign-country versions of the many series that are shamelessly remade over here, Kath & Kim is a good example of our spotty track record. The first blatant error was the casting of Molly Shannon and Selma Blair—as mother and daughter (they share an eight-year age gap in real-life). From there, NBC continued to fuck with and tweak every aspect that made the OG series work, like downplaying the quirkiness and making the show "sexier." Production should've shut down as soon Molly Shannon and "sexy" were mentioned in the same sentence.