How Much Do I Loathe thee?

There is someone in Hollywood that hates me.

And the worst thing is I have never done anything to actually deserve it… this time.

My dear friend Caitlin (my worm loving amigo) has informed me of television blasphemy. A recreation of “10 things I hate about you”, as a TV show staring a forgettable and regrettable cast, which you can see on imdb.

I still like Julia Styles
I still like Julia Styles... and I feel unsure about this upbeat appearing teen

To Quote Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?

I have a feeling this show is going to leave me whelmed. Not every thing in Hollywood should be recycled. Especially not one that had a solid cast and a witty and satirical view on teen motives and emotion. I also have a feeling in the show there will be no Letters to Cleo, or KD Lang references, as teens nowadays have no clue who they are… it’s okay though, they shouldn’t have to. BUT if there is a poster of My Chemical Romance on Kat’s wall… I have a feeling I shall perish.

And yes I know it was based loosely on The Taming of the Shrew. That doesn’t make this new adaptation hurt any less. For more explanations on my feelings read this.

And now that I have expressed my heartache, I have the following questions:

Where is Alison Janney and her coffee cup featuring a cat-Kat?

Shall Mr. Stratford know the 411 of how kid’s get jiggy?

Will Patrick still be accused of sleeping with a spice girl?

Oh and better yet, will Kat ever get to experience that trip to 7-11 on Broadway with Patrick?

On the TV show this could happen
On the TV show this could happen


Oh and to Jimmy the name of Kat’s BFF who is obsessed with William Shakespeare is Mandella, and she is incandescent.

And so I leave you with this thought:

Mandella: Have you seen him?
Kat Stratford: Who?
Mandella: William. He asked me to meet him here.
Kat Stratford: Oh Mandella, please tell me you haven’t progressed to full-on hallucinations.


p.s. let’s not talk about the remake of “Adventures in Babysitting” with Raven Simone and Miley Cyrus

2 thoughts on “How Much Do I Loathe thee?

  1. I realize this was posted quite some time ago, but in searching for modern representations of archetypes, I stumbled across your blog.

    I have two things to comment.
    First, I feel your pain. My friend and I refused to watch the series because we couldn’t imagine that it would stick to the witty reparte of the original “10 Things,” which we inject regularly into conversation, knowing full well that many of those lines are pulled directly/indirectly from “Taming of the Shrew.”
    Second, I enjoy your writing style. After reading quite a few papers with relatively no voice (I am a high school teacher), it was a refreshing burst of humor and personality.

    And now I’m am left pondering the difference between like and love, and wondering if I’ll ever be able to tell the difference if I have neither Sketchers nor a Prada backpack.

  2. Thank you for your ever so kind words. I too use the idioms of “10 things” in my vocabulary as well. It’s so good to know others still treasure it too.

    …and to use one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Stratford “You’re 18, you don’t know what you want. And you won’t know what you want ’til you’re 45, and even if you get it, you’ll be too old to use it. “

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