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Banished – Kath & Kim

Maybe it’s NBC’s fault that I don’t like this show. They are so eager to have a two hour comedy block on Thursdays, they will give a show to any SNL alum who’s interested. Giving one to Molly Shannon was a mistake. Someone thought, hey giving a show to Tina Fey has worked out great, surely that will work for any female SNL cast member from the early 2000s.  Yeah, not so much.

Selma Blair plays a brat who stuffs her face while treating her new husband like shit, and Molly Shannon is her mother who inexplicably shops constantly and has a huge home, despite her only method of financial support being her giving an occasional haircut between cocktails and dates with her fiancee. Speaking of him, John Michael Higgins is the bright spot in this pile of crap. In fact, I really wanted to like the show when I found out Higgins was part of it. Unfortunately, he isn’t enough to pull this one out.

I’m going to try WordPress’s new feature with these banished posts.


October 18, 2008 - Posted by | Banished, Comedy, New Series, Television | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment

  1. I wanted to like this show, it had great possibilities for quick wit and banter between Shannon and Blair. But the banter falls short and comes off flakey, ditzy and as if the two characters have short term amnesia and suddenly forget what they are talking about to go off on a tangent. Cancelled from my DVR!

    Comment by Lynn | October 19, 2008

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