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What I Like About You 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2002–2006)
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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Taglines:

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

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ce que j'aime chez toi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The 17th episode of the third season, What I Like About You: Dangerous Liaisons (2005) included many callbacks to Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) (on which Jennie Garth played Kelly Taylor for all 10 seasons), including Luke Perry (as Todd) mentioning his high school girlfriend Brenda (Perry's character "Dylan" on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) dated Brenda Walsh, played by Shannen Doherty), and in a flashback where Todd and Val are talking in their high school, a male extra walks by and Todd addresses him as Brandon (Brandon Walsh was also a character on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), played by actor Jason Priestley, who would go on to guest star on What I Like About You (2002) the following season). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gary: [talking about Holly] Wow, how could a little girl be full of crap?
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What DON'T I Like About It?
1 November 2002 | by CaptHayfeverSee 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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