It All Comes Back To Bill

If you know your Shakespeare, then it’s no surprise to you that Hollywood has been ripping off the Bard for years–decades, even.

And the recent trend has been for television to rip off the movies: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Friday Night Lights, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Clueless…

Which brings me back to the Bard–and the newest tweenybopper double-ripoff: 10 Things I Hate About You, the series.

Clueless, and now 10 Things, are both Shakespeare adaptations (Emma and The Taming of the Shrew, respectively).

So finally, what I have to say about all this business is PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE WRITE SOMETHING NEW and leave the Bard’s business alone. It was much better the first time around, and just gets worse with every successive tweak.

~ by saltgirlspeaks on 7 July, 2009.

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