The year is 1999. Nobody yet is really all that worried about terrorism or greedy Wall Street Bankers or that George W. Bush character. Nor are they aware of the gargantuan hole Heath Ledger will leave in the movie business following his death nine years later.
I’m glad to say that the ABC Family original series 10 Things I Hate About You is not crap. I wouldn’t call it the pinnacle of tween entertainment either, but it has found a lovely place between those two extremes mixing likeable characters with relevant material to create a neat little universe that’s as sunny as Los Angeles itself.