Monday, February 2, 2009
"10 Thing I Hate About You" TV Show Say What?
You can say that I'm a fan of 10 Things I Hate About You. What defines fan, you ask?
*I have basically the entire movie memorized.
*I can recite the poem that Julia Stiles reads at the end and cry at the appropriate time
*It's the only film I own in BOTH VHS and DVD
I'm not psychotic, just indebted. 10 Things was the perfect film at the perfect time for me. It came out when I was in junior high. It was a film about finding yourself during the time I was trying to, well, find myself. It put Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles on the map. It made singing sexy (thanks again Heath). It made Shakespear slightly cool. And it made everyone want Allison Janney to be their guidance councilor.
Now I see on Variety that ABC Family has given a ten episode order to a TV series of the same title! This is blasphemy! Heath Ledger is rolling over in his grave at the thought. I can't imagine a scenario in which this is ok.
And yet, as I write this, I realize I'm old and thus there is an entire generation who probably haven't even seen the movie which had such an impact on my existence. Even so, some things should just be left alone.