Tuesday, October 9, 2007


"You are my sister. You're supposed to drive me crazy."

16 year old Holly is somewhat put out when her father takes a job in Japan, she decides to move in with her 28 year old older sister Valerie in New York City and is soon making a mess of Valeries carefully ordered life with her great career and wonderful boyfriend.

It's great to see this entertaining sitcom get a release, Amanda Bynes proving that for someone as young as she is she does have a proper sense of comedy timing and Jennie Garth gets the chance to put Beverly Hills 909210 behind her. There's a bit of a Laverne and Shirley vibe going on here too, many of the episodes revolve around Valerie's attempts to organize her love life and career (she works for and advertising agency) and Holly managing to create a fair bit of typical sitcom chaos. The other regulars in this first season are Valerie's boyfriend Jeff and Holly's best friend Gary (which also echoes the Laverne and Shirley theme).

There are plenty of laughs to be had across the 22 episodes featured in this three disc box set and although the only extras are a blooper reel What I Like About You is well worth spending some time with.

Distributor: Warner Home Entertainment
Certificate: Unrated | region 1 | 3 disc set
Extras: Yes

Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex, Wesley Jonathan