So it's not even close to as brilliant as the original Australian "Kath and Kim" but it's still enjoyable and absolutely worth 3 stars, no more, no less. It's quirky and utterly unlike most American sitcoms. Selma Blair's version of spoiled Kim is funny but loses all of the ironic laughs because Selma's just too sexy - she should have gained 20 pounds for the role. Molly Shannon's version of Kath is also too sexy to work. The original Kath thinks she's fit and cool but just looks tragic, but Molly just looks like a cougar. Even the Kel and Brett characters (different names here) are also too handsome and cute, respectively. As for the Sharon character (called Tina in this version), she's nothing like the original, which is a great loss. Finally, the primary source of hilarity in the original is that the characters are like real people, or rather like a certain type of [class of] people. If the American version had chosen to parody a real American subculture, it might have worked.
Oh dear, after writing that, maybe I should rethink my 3 stars.