1. “10 Things I Hate About You” recently returned, and it hasn’t missed a beat from its run last summer. Although it more openly admits to being aimed at all ages, “10 Things” is treading the path paved before it by “Lizzie McGuire” and “Zoey 101” — two other shows about teenagers with humor for adults. For example, when Kat complains about how the school is “violating our Constitutional rights,” Bianca says, “God, you’re like a live feed from C-SPAN.” It’s slightly too witty for believable teen-speak, but it’s just right for adults who find the clichés of teen worries equally relevant and absurd.
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I don’t think I’ve seen the Julia Stiles-Heath Ledger movie of the same name, or if I did, it made no impression on me. So I don’t know what the title means, but I do know I like “10 Things I Hate About You” (7 p.m. Central Tuesdays on ABC Family), the first good TV series of the summer.
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