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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 7, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: The 1999 movie based on the Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew, becomes a series about two very different sisters starting high school in Ohio after moving from California.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Unlike last month's ABC Family misfire "Make It or Break It," 10 Things contains clever dialogue that's rooted in its characters.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    A new audience will enjoy this smart series, which makes light of the eternal hell of high school.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    So while the checklist of assets might not add up to 10, there are several things to like about this series, which bodes well for its desire--shared by TV and teenagers--to become popular.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    67
    While Bianca is the status-conscious, superficial center of the show, Martin makes her kinda sweet, and Shaw is downright excellent as the status-hating, politically aware Kat.
  5. 63
    10 Things is silly, mindless fun and the actors are all terrific in that silly, mindless fun way that Disney teens tend to be.
  6. The movie has such cult status that it seems almost sacrilege to tamper with it for television, but as a series 10 Things is not terrible; it is even at times fun. It’s just not very inventive.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    50
    Not much interesting going on here, although it can be intriguing to watch an old-fashioned-style sitcom shoehorned into the Gossip Girl age, as ABC Family continues to try to be relevant yet family-friendly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    5
    I feel like the show never really lived up to its potential. Although I loved the casting and character acting, the episode-to-episode storytelling was lack luster and just could hold the weight of the original concept of the movie. I think it was good for what it was and can commend it for what it was trying to accomplish as a more lighthearted romance TV show for teens, but it needed to try harder. Expand

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