The Hills was a reality show on MTV that aired from 2006 to 2010. It focused on the daily life of the main protagonist, Lauren Conrad, and her circle of friends and enemies. Lauren dealt with career woes and drama with friends and boys.
The show was something that most young women could relate to on one level or another. Sure, most young women didn't have the wealth and privilege that Lauren and her friends and enemies had, but they dealt with the same types of issues. Boys that don't call, jobs that don't work out, friends who stab you in the back, and having to choose between love and career are problems that many young women face.
In part, Lauren became a blank canvas for many young women, and when she left, the show suffered. You could identify with Lauren's problems and struggles, so you almost could imagine yourself in her shoes. Her pain at Heidi's betrayal hurt, because you, too, knew what it felt like to have a friend abandon you for a guy you thought was a terrible person. You grieved with Lauren when things didn't work out with Jason, the guy she gave up a summer internship in Paris for, because you, too, know what it's like to try to decide between your career and your love life.
In the last season and a half, the show went off the rails a bit due to Lauren's departure. Suddenly, there was no one to identify with anymore. Heidi had gone overboard with plastic surgery, something you couldn't understand. Lo was always one of the most normal in the group, but unlike Lauren, she didn't open herself up to the audience much, and her love life was mostly played out offscreen. Kristin never made you forget that you were watching an actress, someone who was playing out a role onscreen for your entertainment, rather than a young woman with real problems and struggles.
And so, as The Hills came to an end after six seasons, it was with a whimper, not a bang. Without Lauren, the show felt aimless, and no longer felt like it was based in any kind of reality, not even a reality where you're watching rich, privileged young women in their twenties deal with their problems.
The Hills Full Episode Guide:
Season 7 (34 full episodes)
Episode 12 - All Good Things...
First Aired: July 13, 2010
Episode 11 - Loves Me Not
First Aired: July 06, 2010
Episode 10 - Welcome to the Jungle
First Aired: June 29, 2010
Episode 9 - Break-Up to Make-Up
First Aired: June 22, 2010
- Episode 8 - Between a Rocker and a Hard Place
- Episode 7 - The Company You Keep
- Episode 6 - Ghost From the Past
- Episode 5 - A New Bird
- Episode 4 - This Is Goodbye
- Episode 3 - The Elephant in the Room
- Episode 2 - Rumor Has It
- Episode 1 - Season Premiere / Put on a Happy Face
- Episode 0 - The Hills Specials
Season 6 (21 full episodes)
- Episode 12 - SERIES FINALE
- Episode 10 - Finale: The Boys Of Summer
- Episode 9 - Mr. Right Now
- Episode 8 - Can't Always Get What You Want
- Episode 7 - On To The Next
- Episode 6 - I'm Done With You
- Episode 5 - Sorry Boo, Strike Two
- Episode 4 - Old Habits Die Hard
- Episode 3 - Strike One
- Episode 2 - Mess With Me, I Mess With You
- Episode 1 - It's On Bitch
Season 5 (21 full episodes)
Season 4 (60 full episodes)
Season 3 (112 full episodes)
Season 2 (48 full episodes)
Season 1 (40 full episodes)
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The Hills News
Kristin Cavallari opens up about her post baby weight loss and her upcoming wedding with Chicago Bears quarterback and fiance Jay Cutler.
Look on the bright side, kid: two years is a decent amount of time to ponder just where the crime went wrong. That's how long E! News reports 21-year-old Bling Ring burglar Nicholas Prugo will be spending behind bars after pleading no-contest to stealing from famous marks Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge. Prugo copped the plea today to a two-year prison term and testimony against his three accomplices in exchange for prosecutors dropping the burglary charges he faced for breaking into the homes of Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton.
By majority rule of TheBeautyDepartment Blog, Lauren Conrad recently dip-dyed her Cali-blond locks peach. After which the pseudo-reality starlet put her fresh look to the test at an L.A. nightclub where she and "Dancing With the Stars" hunk Derek Hough fueled ongoing rumors of a hot new relationship.
Reality star Audrina Patridge told reporters this week that luckily for us all, a feature-length version of "The Hills" is not likely, despite rumors to the contrary. "It's been talked about, but it's probably never going to happen," the "Audrina" star and former "Dancing with the Stars" cast member said.
Of the many, many shows on television that I would love to see turned into a movie (let's get a "Cake Boss" movie going, everyone! Time's a-wasting!), "The Hills" is not on my list. In fact, I did a little jig the day "The Hills" went off the air, because I assumed (correctly) that it would mean the end of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. But Audrina Patridge recently told Ryan Seacrest that a movie version of "The Hills" might be in the works soon.
"The Hills" meets the gridiron? Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari and her boyfriend, NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, are taking the next step in the 8 month relationship. Cutler ended his season for the Chicago Bears on January, losing to the Green Bay Packers after suffering an MCL tear in his knee in the middle of the game and spending the second half on the sidelines.
Heidi Montag absolutely refuses to go quietly into obscurity. The former "The Hills" star is shooting a new reality show with an unlikely set of co-stars: former "The Bachelor" contestant Jake Pavelka and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub. The three are part of a new show that puts celebrities (if you want to call these three celebrities) under pressure.