The Hills

The Hills

  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 7 Seasons
  • 3.6  (10,929)

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.

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Seasons
All Good Things...
12. All Good Things...
July 13, 2010
The series finale finds Kristin considering a major life change, while Audrina finally moves on from Justin, and Lo debates taking the next step with her boyfriend
Loves Me Not
11. Loves Me Not
July 6, 2010
Kristin expresses to Brody that she wants to give their relationship another chance. Heid's mom tries to visit her and Stephanie is seeing a new man.
Welcome to the Jungle
10. Welcome to the Jungle
June 29, 2010
On a group trip to Costa Rica, Kristin makes Brody jealous by making out with a local bartender. Meanwhile, Audrina continues to fight her attraction for Justin.
Break-Up to Make-Up
9. Break-Up to Make-Up
June 22, 2010
Audrina ends things with Ryan and surprisingly Justin shows up for her birthday. Brody exchanges words with Justin.
Between a Rocker and a Hard Place
8. Between a Rocker and a Hard Place
June 15, 2010
Ryan meets Justin for the first time. Meanwhile, Kristin and Allie get into an argument and Brody sides with Kristin.
The Company You Keep
7. The Company You Keep
June 8, 2010
Brody's new girl makes Kristin angry. Meanwhile, Audrina fails to mention to Ryan that she saw Justin.
Ghost From the Past
6. Ghost From the Past
June 1, 2010
Audrina sees Justin and starts doubting her current relationship with Ryan, while Kristen can't seem to move on from Brody.
A New Bird
5. A New Bird
May 25, 2010
While Stephanie falls for Max, Kristin is upset with Brody for bringing a new girl around.
This Is Goodbye
4. This Is Goodbye
May 18, 2010
Heidi and Spencer's family are forced to make difficult decisions while Brody and Kristin hook up. Ryan disappoints Audrina.
The Elephant in the Room
3. The Elephant in the Room
May 11, 2010
Heidi throws a party for the neighbor boy, Enzo, and Spencer's rude behavior makes the situation uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Audrina and Ryan discuss their future.
Rumor Has It
2. Rumor Has It
May 4, 2010
Stephanie is blamed for spreading rumors about Kristin's partying and Brody continues to go after Audrina even though she has a new man. Spencer and Stephanie have a confrontation.
Season Premiere / Put on a Happy Face
1. Season Premiere / Put on a Happy Face
April 27, 2010
Heidi heads home to show her family her post-surgery look, and Kristin's all-night partying begins to worry Audrina, Lo and Stephanie.
The Hills Specials
0. The Hills Specials
 
Catch up on the latest specials of "The Hills." FROM THE BEGINNING: Take a trip down memory lane and remember your favorite "Hills" moments. REVEALED: Check out behind-the-scenes stories of some of the show's biggest and best moments.
Description

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 is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (107 episodes). The series first aired on May 31, 2006.

Where to Watch The Hills

The Hills is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Hills on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, MTV, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, hayu, The Roku Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 31, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    3.6  (10,929)