Fond farewell: ‘10 Things I Hate About You’

"10 Things I Hate About You" (7 p.m. Central Monday on ABC Family, one hour)

On air: 2009-10, one season

Why it was great: For some reason, traditional sitcom humor works for me only if it's teenagers delivering the lines. When it's adults, it all seems so juvenile. There's something likable about teens who are quick with a quip yet also trapped in a high school setting (which can be absurd without sacrificing reality).

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‘10 Things I Hate About You’ saves the summer TV season

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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