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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 Holly Tyler (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Gary Thorpe (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Valerie Tyler (86 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Lauren (66 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Tina Haven (59 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Vince (54 episodes, 2003-2006)
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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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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Ce que j'aime chez toi  »

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Stars Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth share a birthday. Jennie Garth was born April 3, 1972 and Amanda Bynes was born April 3, 1986. See more »

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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 »

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Tina Haven: Sometimes friends do really stupid things.
Holly: Especially if they're bummed because they just got broken up with and are vulnerable, and not thinking straight, and are maybe just a little bit slutty.
Tina Haven: Oh you know me so well.
[hug]
Val: What about me?
Holly: [hugs Val] Oh, you're slutty too.
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.106 (2005) See more »

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What DON'T I Like About It?
1 November 2002 | by (Not close enough to that apartment) – See all my reviews

Great. Show.

Simon Rex does very well as Val's caring, 'frustrated', & kinda dumb boyfriend Jeff. Wesley Jonathan (City Guys) also capably handles his role as Holly's friend Gary.

Then the REAL stars. Jennie Garth was arguably the single most talented cast member of 90210, so it's good to see her in something that's actually watchable now. She does a great job as Val, and is much funnier than most predicted she'd be.

Amanda Bynes. What more can I say? She's (literally) the reason this show was created, she plays the main character Holly perfectly, she's one of the best physical comediennes still living today, she's funny, she's a gifted actress, she's very down-to-earth and normal off-screen, she's smart, she's a great improvisor, and she's beautiful. What more could someone ask for?

My only problem is that they should've used the original song for the opening; otherwise, the show's superb.

This show is well-written, well-acted (of course), well-premised (if that's even a word), and well-casted (duh, it's Amanda). I can't wait for next week's episode, and I encourage all of you to watch.


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