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: Unless you want to disappoint your sister on her birthday. She did raise you.
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Referenced in Wingin' It: What I Re-Like About You (2012) See more »

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Lots of Slapstick
21 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much. Just another boring, predictable "talking heads" situation comedy. But this show was different. Amanda Bynes has a background of playing broad comedy on Nickelodeon shows. Jennie Garth is best remembered for playing teen angst on "Beverly Hills, 90210". Inside the silly plot of the pilot, which was similar to an RKO short subject comedy of the 1940s or 1950s, physical comedy abounded. Bynes comes off like a teenaged Lucille Ball and Garth is dragged into the action. No, Garth is no straight women; she handles the physical stuff better than expected. The pilot was a good start. Now only if the writers don't allow the show to get soft and sentimental! Keep the physical comedy coming!

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