So, when we came back from Australia in January, we brought back the full series of Kath & Kim.
Bit by bit, episode by episode, we managed to draw it out over about two months. Whenever we needed a little pick-me-up, we would throw an episode on, and find ourselves laughing, from the moment the music comes on, right down to Wine Time.
Everything about it is just hilarious, because it's true. And so very very very wrong. Forget Neighbours. Kath & Kim is fair dinkum.
After finishing all the episodes about two months ago, tonight we popped the last dvd of the lot on, Live in London - the perfect end to a long day at work. After downing an entire glass of "Car-donnay", Kim said something super classy, like "I'm gonna spew", and I laughed so hard that I nearly choked on my dinner, when I turned to Sylvain, to see him wiping the tears of laughter from his eyes.
He can often be heard saying things like, "Look at moiye," and "It's noyce. It's different. It's unus-ull." Just because he can. And he finds himself hilarious.
I love it that he gets it. Although I'm not sure what that says about moiye. And I'm not so impressed when he picks on my accent, or when he listens to other Australians speak (we just saw Rove on a behind the scenes episode) and says, "he sounds so Aussie", and laughs.
Despite the fact that my French husband now thinks that all Aussies are like that, a little bit of Kath & Kim makes for a very satisfying dose of Australia when I miss it.
Although it inevitably gives me an unnatural craving for footy franks.