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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Jennie Garth, Wesley Jonathan, Simon Rex
  • Summary: When their dad took a job in Japan, teenage livewire Holly Tyler (Amanda Bynes) and her straight-laced (twentysomething-year-old) sister, Valerie (Jennie Garth), move in together in New York City . Just when Val thought she had the perfect existence - a promising career in public relations, her own Upper West Side apartment (now Loft), and plenty of eligible men to date - everything in her neatly regimented life started to unravel the minute Holly stumbled through the door. Their new life together will take a lot of getting used to, but Val and Holly's relationship is stronger than ever. In early 2006, when The WB and UPN decided to combine to form a new network known as The CW, the number of WB and UPN shows being ported over to The CW were cut back in order to make room for new programming. This show was one of the many WB shows that suffered as a result of the networks joining, and was canceled in early 2006, and the series finale aired in March, leaving the final season at only 18 episodes.

    The WB's Broadcast History: September 2002-May 2003 Friday at 8:00pm
    June 2003-September 2003 Friday at 8:30pm
    September 2003-December 2003 Thursday at 9:00pm
    December 2003-May 2004 Fridays at 8:30pm
    June 2004-March 2006 Fridays at 8:00pm (Simulcast in HDTV starting with episode 23)

    Theme Song: Lillix's re-recording of The Romantics "What I Like About You" is used in season 1. It has been remixed in Season 2, 3 and 4. The original version (used in season 1) can be found on their album "Falling Uphill".
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Feb 24, 2013
    80
    With a charming and funny cast, there's lots to like about What I Like About You. [19 Sept 2002]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Feb 24, 2013
    75
    Light, breezy and easy to enjoy. [20 Sept 2002]
  3. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Feb 24, 2013
    60
    It's all fairly paint-by-numbers with a fair amount of physical comedy, yet I couldn't help laughing out loud at times - watching Bynes give a terrier the Heimlich maneuver, for example. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
  4. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Feb 24, 2013
    40
    Both actresses are charming, and the first episode has some smart dialogue, but it's sabotaged by a glut of physical comedy, most of which doesn't work. [19 Sept 2002]
  5. Reviewed by: Allan Johnson
    Feb 24, 2013
    40
    It's rare for someone of Bynes' age to play like Chevy Chase, stumbling over suitcases, getting pounded by closing elevator doors, and tumbling off beds. She does the stunts effortlessly. But Garth looks distressed while crashing into tables and falling over couches. Slapstick works when played to the comic hilt, not coming off like you're actually killing yourself. [20 Sept 2002, p.C5]
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Feb 24, 2013
    30
    Insipid. [20 Sept 2002, p.C1]
  7. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Feb 24, 2013
    10
    Even skateboard star Tony Hawk, in a guest appearance, is wasted - as your time will be, if you tune in. [20 Sept 2002, p.136]

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