!!This movie contains examples of:
* EarWorm: Letters to Cleo's cover of "I Want You To Want Me"
* EvilIsSexy: Joey. He's definitely a bad guy and still a looker. [[spoiler:Maybe it's what attracted Kat to him in the backstory.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: The part where Patrick tries to wake up Kat ("Come on, open your eyes!").
** See TearJerker, third example.
* HilariousInHindsight: Kat reads books such as "The Bell Jar". Julia Stiles played the protagonist in the 2012 film.
** Both Creator/HeathLedger and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt would go on to appear in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
** A terrible sounding erotic novel written by a middle-aged woman? [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey That will never happen in real life]].
** Kat apparently has a photo of Jared Leto in her room. Coupled with Heath Ledger playing her love interest, she must have a thing for [[Film/SuicideSquad the Joker.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Joey is a jerk, to be sure, but his "bitter, self-righteous hag" comment wasn't entirely off.
* OneSceneWonder: Allison Janney as Ms Perky. Technically a Two Scene Wonder.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Holy crap, [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga John Blake and The Joker]] went to high school together?
* TearJerker: The scene where Kat read the poem at the top of the main page in class. More specifically it was meant for Patrick. Kat starts to get tears in her eyes and cries as she's reading, and the camera goes to Patrick (Heath Ledger) and you see he got kind of upset too.
** That would be because the script didn't call for tears, [[ThrowItIn but she actually started crying anyway]]. Most likely, that was also Heath's reaction to seeing her cry.
** HeathLedger singing his version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" to Julia Stiles. Especially when he sings the line "[[HarsherInHindsight And I thank God I'm alive]]..."
* TheWoobie: Cameron, particularly in the scene at the party when Bianca walks away from him...
!!The series contains examples of:
* BadassDecay: Patrick is initially ShroudedInMyth but later intimidates Cameron into accepting delivery of a Snuggy for him.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Cameron and Bianca. The former due to being a LovableNerd and the latter to being much nicer than her movie counterpart
* FanPreferredCouple: The show did plan on having Cameron and Bianca eventually getting together but was cancelled before they could. Still you will find very little Bianca/Joey fanfiction.
* LesYay: Bianca and Dawn play this up in their webshow to get viewers. Walter is not pleased.
* HilariousInHindsight: Kat saying "I really did believe you kissed a girl and liked it" sounds funny after seeing Lindsay Shaw in PrettyLittleLiars
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Flash Thompson]] as Joey!
* TheWoobie: Cameron and Bianca both alternate as this.