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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.

MTV
7 Seasons, 108 Episodes
May 31, 2006
Reality
3.5/10
Cast: Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt
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The Hills Full Episode Guide

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Audrina ends things with Ryan and surprisingly Justin shows up for her birthday. Brody exchanges words with Justin.

  • Ryan meets Justin for the first time. Meanwhile, Kristin and Allie get into an argument and Brody sides with Kristin.

  • Brody's new girl makes Kristin angry. Meanwhile, Audrina fails to mention to Ryan that she saw Justin.

  • Audrina sees Justin and starts doubting her current relationship with Ryan, while Kristen can't seem to move on from Brody.

  • While Stephanie falls for Max, Kristin is upset with Brody for bringing a new girl around.

  • Heidi and Spencer's family are forced to make difficult decisions while Brody and Kristin hook up. Ryan disappoints Audrina.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Heidi heads home to show her family her post-surgery look, and Kristin's all-night partying begins to worry Audrina, Lo and Stephanie.

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  • Justin fights to keep Kristin when she pulls away, Brody gets cold feet when Jayde wants to move in and Spencer confronts Heidi about her pregnancy test.

  • Kristin and Justin's romance reloads when he joins her in Vegas, and Spencer freaks when he uncovers Heidi's pregnancy scheme.

  • Kristin clashes with Jayde in the fight for Brody, and Heidi hatches a plan to get pregnant without Spencer's consent.

  • Audrina's heart gets broken when Justin ends things for good, Brody is caught in a war of the exes, and Spencer considers taking drastic measures to stop Heidi's baby obsession.

  • With Brody's relationship on the rocks and Justin playing head games, Kristin toys with the idea of dating her ex. Plus, Holly's continued drinking leads to an intervention.

  • Kristin isn't pleased when Justin's a no-show at Brody's party and Audrina moves on with Justin's best friend.

  • Kristin's pursuit of Justin intensifies after Audrina blows off their lunch, while Heidi's baby fever causes problems between her and Spencer.

  • Kristin's flirting with Justin has Audrina angered as she tries to reconnect with her friends. Elsewhere, Heidi and Spencer are in search of a new home.

The Hills News

Heidi Montag Throws Herself a Big Baby Shower

It was a party fit for a reality TV star and her soon-to-be little one.

Kristin Cavallari and Heidi Montag Team Up for Super Sexy Photo Op

'The Hills' alums reunited and showed off Heidi's baby belly.

Heidi Montag Shares Her Pregnancy Weight

Was the revealing post a humble brag?

Lauren Conrad's 'People' Cover Bombs

The magazine with the reality star on the cover is the worst-selling issue in history.

Heidi Montag Shares Another Baby Bump Update

The 'Hills' star posted a photo to document her growing baby belly.

Heidi Montag Shares Pregnancy Weight Gain

The reality star seems to be anxious about putting on too many pounds.

Kristin Cavallari Shares a Summery Bikini Pic

The 'Hills' star enjoys a relaxing spa weekend and invites her followers to come along.

Heidi Montag's Baby Bump Is Getting Bigger

The 'Hills' star is now six months pregnant.

Lauren Conrad Reveals the Sex of Her Baby

The actress shared the news on Instagram.

Lauren Conrad Dons Bikini, Shows Off Baby Bump

The 'Hills' star is proud of her baby-on-board bikini body.

Heidi Montag Shows Off Her Baby Bump

The actress celebrated Mother's Day by contemplating her upcoming motherhood and missing her own mother.

Is It a Boy or a Girl? Heidi Montag Reveals Her Baby's Sex

The actress announced her pregnancy just a month ago.

'Hills' Star Kristin Cavallari Announces Third Pregnancy

She and husband Jay Culter are expecting their third child together.

Oh No, Oh God, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Might Be Trying to Have a Kid

Somebody stop this!

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