ABC Family has a new series and we’ll be seeing it for the first time tonight at 7/8. Their new series, “10 Things I Hate About You”, is based on the 1999 hit movie comedy of the same title, which in turn is based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”.
I am pretty excited about this series simply because it takes me back in time. My girlfriends and I used to watch the movie again and again and again. It’ where I first fell in love with Heath Ledger. Enough of the movie though and back to the present.
If you’ve read the “Taming of the Shrew” or saw the decade old movie (Time sure does fly!) then you already know the tv series premise. It’s about sisters who are complete opposites. The non-conformist older sister, Kat Stratford (Lindsey Shaw), is being pressured by her popular younger sister Bianca (Meaghan Martin) to start dating because their over-protective dad, who equates dating to getting pregnant, won’t let her unless Kat dates. The show is said to be not too different from the movie although the teens now go online and have nicer phones, in short they’re living in this century.
We’ll still have to see if the show disappoints or it will trigger the same enthusiasm among teens that the movie did. As for Shakespeare, your guess is as good as mine as to how he’ll react to the tv series version of his “Taming of the Shrew” were he alive.