When Holly's father is transferred to Japan, she is sent to live with her big sister Valerie in New York City, turning Valerie's life upside down.
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Amanda Bynes ...  Holly Tyler 86 episodes, 2002-2006
Wesley Jonathan ...  Gary Thorpe 86 episodes, 2002-2006
Jennie Garth ...  Valerie Tyler 86 episodes, 2002-2006
Leslie Grossman ...  Lauren 66 episodes, 2003-2006
Allison Munn ...  Tina Haven 59 episodes, 2003-2006
Nick Zano ...  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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Comedy

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The layout of the loft changes from season 2 to season 3. In season 2 the door is up on the riser. In season 3 the riser is beside the door and there is a huge fan on the wall where the door was in season 2. 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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Val: You are beautiful, and charming, and funny
Lauren: And...?
Val: Thin.
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A mixture of traditional fare and brilliant acting
21 September 2003 | by owen_edwardsSee all my reviews

The premise and scripting of WILABT are both reasonable, and compared to many comedies out there, they're excellent. However, by the standards of Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier, this is a distinctly average show.

What makes me watch it every time it's on are Amanda Bynes and Wesley Jonathon. Jonathon is a great character actor, and livens up what could be a dull character (the "Best Friend"). The part of Henry is excellently written, which surprised me, as the Val and Jeff characters are both weak.

But as I said above, Amanda Bynes makes this a good show. Easily the most talented teen on television, and in the top 10, whatever age, of current times, she's a great asset to the show. Rubber faced, with what could be described as a "beauty in repose", she takes a part that's been poorly-written, with physical humour that could easily look horrible, and makes it funny.

What America may have found here is a true star - not a mildly talented actress like Lindsay Lohan who has the scripting to make her a star, or a "piece of ass" (to quote one critic) like Hillary Duff...but a true superstar. Long make she reign as Queen of Teens.


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20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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