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Edited by on October 14 2008 at 2:28 PM

Im Over It: Female British Comedy Duos with Zany Fashion Sense

Im Over It: Female British Comedy Duos with Zany Fashion Sense

I keep seeing images of Selma Blair and Molly Shannon from their new series Kath & Kim.  I’ve never found Selma Blair interesting, but I was excited when I heard Patricia Field was doing wardrobe for a new show — until I saw the pictures. I haven’t seen it or its British counterpart, nor do I plan to.  

I get it, they’re dysfunctional, quirky, zany, kooky, suburban, etc.  

Generally I LOVE British comedies.  But this seems like Absolutely Fabulous all over again.  I tried to like the show.  Really.  I’m sure someone will freak out when they read this.  I’ll give it another chance, though; it’s been a few years.  Maybe I was too young to “get” it.  But I remember the clothes.  I guess I can get all the skanky irony and humor of wearing such outfits.  But … I just can’t get behind this.  It’s all a little played out, and I prefer creativity over kitschy.  

P.S.  Did Kath & Kim even make it past its first episode?

Story by Andy Wass

Cheers: Mary-Kate, Karl Lagerfeld, grunge, gypsies, birds ----- Jeers: Ronsons, neon, ombre, gold, pants