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TV Series Version of 10 Things I Hate About You

Would You Watch a TV Version of 10 Things I Hate About You?

I was a fan of 10 Things I Hate About You, the 1999 Taming of the Shrew update that starred Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. But could a TV series based on the story also be great — or would that be taking things too far?

ABC Family is looking to find out, as they've just picked up a pilot for a potential series based on the movie. This one would focus more on the sisters, according to Zap2it:

Both girls attend Padua High and must juggle their social lives, boys and their over-protective dad, but approach life differently. Kat is impatient to make a difference in the world, is strong-willed and a feminist, while Bianca is more concerned with her looks and popularity.

Would you be interested in a TV version of this story?


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gossipandthecity gossipandthecity 8 years
I just heard about this. WTF are they thinking? this is horrible horrible horrible.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
it would just get ruined. leave this movie alone!!!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
definetely. this was the movie that made me transition from a girl to being a woman :)
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
Absolutely not! That movie is amazing, but that's mainly because it had the perfect cast. I mean.. could you imagine some half-wit teen from the ABC Family's list of nobody "actors" trying to replace Heath Ledger's breakout role (if they didn't leave that character out all together)? It's just wrong! Leenie- Can you just be "whelmed?" :p
Ineedclarity Ineedclarity 8 years
Let's leave the movie alone! It's perfect as is.
yeokr yeokr 8 years
i would need it to be abc family like Greek and as opposite as possible of Secret Life of an American Teenager.
Leenie11 Leenie11 8 years
I'm "underwhelmed"
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
No way. The original was the best. There will only be one Patrick Verona for me and that's Heath. RIP, man :(
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
fcseamstress fcseamstress 8 years
Oh please don't... This movie defines what my teenage years were like! And marked the start of my obsessive crush on Heath. I still listen to Letters to Cleo quite often because of this movie... My husband even quotes it! If they want to do something based directly off Taming of the Shrew, go for it, but don't try to base it off of 10 Things... That's like drawing a comic based off a book that's based off a manga, too watered down. How many episodes could they really get out of it anyway?
aoitenshi aoitenshi 8 years
No! This movie is sacred to me. I'm sure a TV show will ruin it.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
No No NO!!!! A t.v show could never do this movie justice!
bunnychick bunnychick 8 years
I LOVE this would be a shame if ABC butchered it and caused pain to all the movie's fans. DON'T DO IT!!!
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
No! The 90's has gone. It would be just like 90210, it was perfect in its decade, but it sucks now. This decade, overall sucks compared to the 90's, anyway.
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
Absolutely not...this movie was Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger and it should not be ruined in TV form.
the soundtrack is awesome too.... =o]
it would depend on who played the sisters? I loved the movie!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
This is one of my favorite teen movies from when I was actually a teen. The show would have been great 10 years ago and with the original cast. Honestly it isn't a bad concept for a show, but (1) I don't know that ABC family would do it right and (2) don't connect it to the movie, just say it is about two young sisters that couldn't be more different juggling things in their lives w/ a single over-protective dad. That could be anything, doesn't need to bring our beloved movie into it.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
No way. The story was told.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I loved this movie! I'd be curious to see how they bring it to tv.
stone_soup stone_soup 8 years
Actually I would find it difficult to watch it without being reminded of Heath Ledger's performance in the movie. Heartbreaking!
Advah Advah 8 years
No! BLASPHEMY!!! This film wouldn't be the same without Heath Ledger, and also the fact it's soooo 90s.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
oh no... i didn't realize it was from abc family... they don't make the best of shows now do they? and i had forgotten how amazing the movie was... i voted "yes" but i take it back now. lol
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
nah - i don't think so. the problem that i have with shows that are made from movies is that i will ALWAYS picture the actors from the movie in the show and i can't adapt. knowing that one of the starts can't be in it - well i wouldn't want someone else to reprise that role or a role similar to it.
springfieldrocks springfieldrocks 8 years
forgot to mention, my love for this movie has nothing to do with the fact that Heath died. Sad, very sad. And he will be missed. Of course. but don't try to shield everything he ever did from remake or other scrutiny. that's just silly sugar-folk. it won't work, so give up and like/dislike things for their merit. MERIT ;)
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