What is there to like about WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, a new Friday comedy on the WB? Not very much.
The set-up is that an over-eager 16 year old girl moves in with her big sister when
her father’s promotion sends him to Japan. Hijinx arise, and according to
formula hilarity should ensue… and yet, somehow the hilarity fails
to arrive. All of the delivery is over-bright, over-emphasized, leaving
nothing with any texture.
The good news? It’s got Peter Scolari, formerly of Bossom Buddies
and Newhart. The bad news? He plays the dad, which means he’s
moving to Japan and won’t be on the scene often. Not that it matters; I expect this series
to dissolve soon.
If I hadn’t taped this last night, I would have had no series to review today. Not only did no new series launch tonight, there won’t be any new Saturday series at all this season. Given how little is on Saturday now, there is really nothing worth watching on network prime time Saturday schedule.