Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bad Idea of the Day: Remaking "10 Things I Hate About You"

I love me some 10 Things I Hate About You, one of my favorite high school movies ever. It was genuinely funny, it made me understand Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," it introduced us to the great, late Heath Ledger. I've worn my VHS copy out, and sometimes when I am channel surfing and some network like Oxygen or Lifetime is playing it, I always stop and watch. Well, you know how Hollywood just can't leave a good thing alone, so of course ABC Family has greenlit a 10 Things I Hate About You pilot, which will go into production this fall. Basically, it's going to be a half-hour comedy that will focus on the Stratford sisters as they juggle their social lives, boys, and overprotective dad. I can't really see how this is going to work, as the movie was pretty perfect the way it is. But, I don't know, maybe it'll actually be...decent. So, come fall, I'll definitely at least check out the pilot. Hey, I'm an equal opportunity TV watcher.


Julia Park said...

Oh man, that completely makes me sad. I didn't really like Heath Ledger in that particular film, but I loves me some Shakespeare.

sang said...

Never saw the film but now it's on my to do list.