WB | The WB | Release Date: September 20, 2002
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Mixed or average reviews based on 15 Critic Reviews
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Miami HeraldGlenn GarvinFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: With a charming and funny cast, there's lots to like about What I Like About You. [19 Sept 2002]
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Detroit Free PressStaff [Not Credited]Feb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Light, breezy and easy to enjoy. [20 Sept 2002]
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Kansas City StarAaron BarnhartFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: 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]
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USA TodayRobert BiancoFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Bynes shows promise, but neither she nor her co-star -- Beverly Hills, 90210's Jennie Garth -- has the skill to pull off physical comedy. They look as if they're being clumsy on purpose -- which defeats the comic purpose. [19 Sept 2002]
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Philadelphia InquirerJonathan StormFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Bynes, whose career on Nickelodeon, culminating with The Amanda Show, gives her instant recognition with the desired audience, is about as established a comedian as any 16-year-old can be. [20 Sept 2002, p.D13]
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Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRob OwenFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Harmless fluff that won't impress its intended pre-teen audience, but they'll watch anyway. [20 Sept 2002, p.40]
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San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa TimesCharlie McCollumFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Could prove to be a hit without being very good. [20 Sept 2002, p.1]
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Chicago TribuneAllan JohnsonFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: 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]
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The New York TimesAnita GatesFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: 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]
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Los Angeles TimesHoward RosenbergFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Insipid. [20 Sept 2002, p.C1]
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Dallas Morning NewsManual MendozaFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Ms. Garth is even less appealing, forced to carry the weight of the show's many pop-culture references. It calls for a referendum ending all Wang Chung punch lines. [20 Sept 2002, p.6C]
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NewsdayDiane WertsFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: Any smart girl would also wish for humor at a higher level than slapstick broccoli on the eyeball or a 12-year- old boy drooling, "You're kinda easy on the peepers." [20 Sept 2002]
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Orlando SentinelHal BoedekerFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: You have to be a huge fan to sit through this slog. The vapid dialogue, stupid situations and inept performances make it highly unlikable.[20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
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New York Daily NewsDavid BianculliFeb 24, 2013
Season 1 Review: 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]