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What I Like About You (2002–2006)

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When Holly's father is transferred to Japan, she is sent to live with Valerie, her big sister, in New York City, and turns Valerie's life upside-down.

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Series cast summary:
 Holly Tyler (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Gary Thorpe (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Valerie Tyler (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Lauren (66 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Tina Haven (59 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Vince (54 episodes, 2003-2006)


When Holly (Amanda Bynes) is 16, her father takes a job in Japan and she moves in with her strait-laced sister Valerie (Jennie Garth) in New York City. Val finally has both a great career and a great boyfriend in a carefully organized life on the Upper West Side when Holly moves in and tries to become a part of her sister's fabulous life. Written by Ruth Suehle

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New York. New Season. New Night. (2nd Season Tagline)


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Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ce que j'aime chez toi  »

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The opening theme song, performed by Lillix, was remixed for the Season 2 opening titles. The theme now lasts just under 40 seconds. See more »


In the first season, the door next to Val's door is proven useless. Her apartment is too widely spaced for that door to lead to a neighboring apartment, and it's entrance would have been covered up by a large wooden dresser. See more »


Lauren: I've been watching you from across the street. I've been too shy to come in and talk to you face-to-face so I could only write my feelings. Oh, Lauren, how your glissening thighs and firm buttocks make me quiver.
Gary: [Val gives Gary a look. Gary pulls her over to the side] I thought your letter need a little embellishment.
Lauren: Ahem. Your bosoms are like two ripe canteloupes, Lauren, ready to be devoured. Oh, my God! I think I found my soulmate!
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Referenced in Wingin' It: What I Re-Like About You (2012) See more »

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A terrific show.
19 May 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Whether you live in the U.S., or in Canada (and if you have cable), you'll be able to enjoy the laugh-out-loud comedy of 'What I Like About You'.

'What I Like About You' stars Amanda Bynes as Holly, Jennie Garth as Val, Simon Rex as Jeff, and Wesley Jonathon as Gary. Together, they are hilarious. Amanda Bynes gets to express a more mature type of comical material, leaving the little kid in 'All That' and 'The Amanda Show' behind.

Jennie Garth, previously starring in 'Beverly Hills 90210' seems kind of tedious and uptight as the older sister to Bynes, but she appears to loosen up into a nice, more humorous groove after awhile.

The story is like this: Holly (Bynes) has to move in with her older sister, Val (Garth), after their Father is moving to Japan. These two don't exactly go together like whipped cream and pumpkin pie (or whatever it is you think is a great combo!), but they love each other, and learn to get along in the end. After all, it's for the greater good!

I recommend this show to anyone who needs a laugh.

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