Ok, so, ABC Family is turning 10 Things I Hate About You into a series. You remember this movie, right? It’s famous for two things – being one of the more popular modern teen Shakespeare adaptations (Taming of the Shrew), but also as the introduction of a certain Heath Ledger, who went on to fame recently when he died too young.
So what do we think about a series? I expect that there’ll be no effort at all expended in trying to make the occasional Shakespeare reference, although we geeks would get a kick out of occasionally having one of the kids mention their need to work on certain English homework assignments.
Think it’ll be any good? Without the appeal of Shakespeare anymore, and with the baggage of “Yes but Heath Ledger is dead now” hanging over it, I don’t think it’ll be anything more than average.