'What I Like About You: The Complete First Season'
(Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / (2002) 2007 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: When Holly is 16, her father takes a job in Japan and she moves in with her strait-laced sister Valerie 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.
DVD Verdict: "What I Like About You" is a cute WB sitcom about two sisters living together in New York. Jennie Garth of "90210" plays the older sister Val, who is a bit of a neurotic and the parental figure in her teenage sister, Holly's life. The two other regulars in the first season are Val's goofy boyfriend, Jeff, who runs a restaurant and Holly's best friend, Gary.
The storylines revolve around Val's love life and her job at an advertisement agency and Holly's tendency to get into trouble due to her spontaneous nature. In subsequent seasons, new characters are added to the show and the humor gets a little nuttier. Season 2, 3 and 4 are very different from this first season, but in a good way. The show only gets better and better.
Simon Rex(who stayed on here for 1 season) plays Jeff, he is also funny and reminds me of Jack Tripper (Three's Company) but in a laid back style. Gary is goofy and a great sidekick to Holly. The later seasons brought on more goofy characters as well like Lauren and Henry (who were also in this season) and Tina, Vince, and so on. This is not a chick show, it is a funny show for everyone, you just have to have an open mind.
It may not have been a breakthrough sitcom or particularly original, but I always found "What I Like About You" to be a fun, enjoyable show and definitely one of the best sitcoms ever on The WB. It kept me coming back for all four seasons with the sisters' romantic relationships, the lighthearted fun and the occasional cliffhangers. This is a Standard Version Presentation (4:3) and comes with the Special Features of just a Gag Reel.