Picks and Pans Review: 10 Things I Hate About You

ABC Family, July 7, 8 p.m. ET |


Based on the 1999 Heath Ledger movie—which was inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew—10 Things is fun and bright and silly, a high-school sitcom ideal for summer break. Sisters Kat and Bianca Stratford are temperamentally and physically opposite: Kat (Lindsey Shaw) is dark-haired, politically serious, strongly opinionated and a little intimidating. Bianca (Meaghan Martin) is blonde, petite and socially ambitious, keen to ingratiate herself with the head cheerleader. (Dressing for school, Bianca asks Kat, “How do I look?” “Shallow.” “Thank you!”) By the end of the first episode, both girls are embarking on fresh directions they hadn’t anticipated. Kat is drawn to the school’s bad-boy rebel (Ethan Peck, in the Ledger role). Bianca’s new adventure, unfortunately for her, involves having to wear a penguin costume.

Updated by Elaine Aradillas
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