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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 7, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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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. GregC
    Jul 29, 2009
    10
    True and accurate depiction of high school, funny characters, some very easy to relate to. As a teen, I say this show represents us well.
  2. CandiS
    Jul 10, 2009
    10
    Loved it!! Can't wait to see more, especially the guys!
  3. Sarah
    Jul 17, 2009
    10
    I was hesitant at first, especially since I absolutely love the original. The pilot was a little rough yet intriguing. The second episode, though, took away all my doubts. This will be one of the few shows I actually watch every week, and it is only the second show that I frequent the message boards. Expand
  4. 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
  5. RukiaK
    Jul 11, 2009
    5
    I thought it was okay, but not as good as I wanted it to be. Since the movie is based off The taming of the shrew, the show should have something to do with the movie. Like the fact that Patrick was payed to date Kat. In the show, he liked her first moment he saw her. I didn't like that all. But, whatever. Hopefully it gets better. Expand
  6. Hannah
    Jul 14, 2009
    3
    I just don't like how they think they can replace the movie and so many aspects of it have been screwed up that I just can't appreciate it. Long live Heath Ledger. Expand
  7. ZacharyH
    Jul 8, 2009
    0
    HORRIBLE!!! Nothing like the movie AT ALL!!! The dad plays a good performance and the guy who does Michael does a pretty good job too bu the rest is just HORRIBLE and disappointing. Expand

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