Yes! The Hills Is Finally Over!
What a glorious day!
I feel like dancing around my house, singing “The Hills is over! The Hills is over!” I can’t express enough how much I despised that show – it made me avoid channel 53 (MTV in my neck of the woods) like the plague.
Don’t get me wrong, I used to tune in from time to time long ago when Lauren Conrad was still the main persona, and people like Lo Bosworth and Kristin Cavallari were just distant memories from Laguna Beach. If anything, I considered it research for an upcoming trip to LA – I wanted to see what the girls were wearing on the other coast.
But I found it very hard to sit through half an hour of obviously set-up scenarios and pre-conceived fights and drama. Not to mention, nothing really ever happened on the show. Every scene was, “Are you going to Brody’s party?” Long silence. “I don’t know. Heidi might be there.” Cue the long stares and trendy Cali music, then pan out to Rodeo Drive and its flashy stores and cars.
At the end of each episode, I’d come out of my TV coma and realize, “Damn, I just wasted 30 minutes of my life. If $1000 was on the line, I wouldn’t even be able to tell you what just happened on this show.”
For instance, watch the beginning of this video, where the whole series is recapped. Can you tell me what happened? Honestly?
So, I stopped watching The Hills, probably halfway into season one, and I’m very happy I did. Word on the street is that the finale was a total bust. Sure, they tried to make it sappy, like it was “the end of an era,” but that whole schtick was ruined when it became clear that they were filming on a back lot of a studio and nothing was as it appeared to be.