This week we dive into the 1999 teen classic? 10 Things I Hate About You! This Shakespeare adaptation of Taming of the Shrew, set in a Seattle high school, won the hearts of a generation, but how does it stand up? Beyond launching Heath Ledger into the stratosphere and letting us know Julia Stiles can dance, I don’t know what the hype was about. Jon and Lauren put up a bit of a fight for it, but it probably needed a stronger champion in Ben; who sadly wasn’t on this episode. Anyways, check your nostalgia at the door and join us in reassessing this one twenty years later.
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0:01:00 Why 10 Things I Hate About You?
0:08:00 The Cast, The Adults, And What Works?
0:13:00 The Criticisms Start, But Some Bright Spots, Larry Miller Praise!
0:19:00 Justice For Gabrielle Union! And Women?
0:27:00 Teen Movie Pantheon, Mean Girls Comparisons