Jul 13, 2010

You Don't Say...

Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/MTV
After tonight's series finale, The Hills will no longer be alive with gossip, drama and heartache. The show that captivated a generation told the story of everyday girls, Lauren Conrad (seasons 1-4), Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Stephanie Pratt and Lo Bosworth, trying to make it in life and love in Los Angeles. Their "every-girl" personalities made them household names, but just how fictional are their colorful tales?

The media has long speculated about just how real the reality show really is, while producers always claimed that The Hills is a true representation of its stars' lives. Now, on the day of the finale, Kristin is coming clean, claiming, "nothing you see on TV is real."

A shocking revelation, I know, but it's nice to finally hear the truth. MTV has made a pretty profit off showcasing the lives of Lauren, Kristin, Audrina, Heidi, Stephanie and Lo. Let's face it, though - would we care nearly as much about the show if it was as boring as our regular lives? We need the excitement, the added element of drama, to pique our interest in this reality show era we live in. With so many series to choose from, The Hills has gained its loyal fans through unconventional, yet attainable story lines. The Lauren sex tape? The Speidi romance? The 13 plastic surgeries? Does that really happen?

I always counted The Hills as one of my many guilty pleasures. Sure, I knew the story lines weren't totally real, but it was fun to live vicariously through these girls. What did you think of the show and will you miss it when it's gone?

UPDATE: That was the best scene of The Hills EVER. In case you missed it, the final montage took us on a character trip through memory lane, and then revealed the show is fake. And I don't just mean scripted, I mean filmed on a sound stage. Scandalous, I know. Seeing it was bittersweet, but the series could not have ended so perfectly. Kudos Adam DiVello! 


  1. It's always been one of my favourite guilty pleasures too, ever since Laguna Beach. I don't think I'll miss it too much when it's gone. I may cry over tonight's episode a bit though. Think of your other guilty pleasures; chocolate, chips, or maybe cookies? You don't really miss them when they're gone.

    Not to worry, we still have The City anyways!

  2. Goodbye Hills, goodbye aftershow, goodbye employment. :(


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