We’ve covered this before, but “10 Things I Hate About You”, the series, starts next week.
I was interested, or at least curious, until I got to this quote from executive producer Cameron Covington:
“I decided in the beginning that there’s enough distance between Shakespeare and us that we can free ourselves of some of the things Shakespeare dictated to the movie.”
Apparently this guy things that 10 Things was a more-popular-than-average teen comedy because of some other reason? If you take out the Shakespeare, then it is exactly the same as every other teen comedy ever made.
Does anybody remember the movie Peggy Sue Got Married, with Kathleen Turner and Nicholas Cage? She goes back in time and decides to do her wannabe rockstar boyfriend (Cage) a favor by writing him a song that’s sure to be a hit. Then he comes back to her with it:
”I made a few changes, I changed the yeah’s to ooo’s, and now I think it’s a lot better. Listen. She loves you, ooo, ooo, ooo! She loves you ooo, ooo, ooo…with a love like that….”
“That was the Beatles, you idiot!”