Saturday, 1 March 2008

The Hills

I am not ashamed to say that I am addicted to The Hills. Lets see, I have downloaded the first five episodes of series one from iTunes, now that Channel 4 have got with the programme and started showing this hilarious reality show I make sure I tune in for that and I have even joined a Facebook group dedicated to The Hills. So I think it is safe to see that I am a true addict. I am not sure what it is about this teen reality show that has me glued to the screen. The characters are ordinary people going on about their ordinary lives but hey, maybe that is the attraction. The Hills is a spin off from Laguna Beach, dubbed The 'real' OC; now I never saw that programme so I cannot tell you much about it except that it was based on the life and tribulations of Lauren Conrad who The Hills is based around. The pert Lauren Conrad moves from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles and lands a coveted internship at the super cool, Teen Vogue which she juggles with a college degree at Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing (FIDM). Her room mate is her close friend Heidi Montag, the ultimate party girl who drops out of FIDM after one day. In the show we also meet Whitney Port, a savvy lady who is conscientious and proves to be a good friend to Lauren. Then there is Audrina Partridge, a stone face brunette with eye liner that could kill who apparently works as a receptionist for Epic but does not seem to do much apart from wine and dine with Heidi. Now lets talk about Ms Montag - oh dear, where should I start. Heidi brings new meaning to the word blonde. Her vocabulary consists of words such as "Oh totally," "It like so cool," and "Oh my Gawd!" Her interview with FIDM was bordering on hysterical.

Tutor: "How would you class yourself as a high school student?"
Heidi: "I never did anything, I never went to classes, I just hung out and went shopping."
Tutor: "Have you read the curriculum?"
Heidi: "Erm no"
Tutor: "What are your goals?"
Heidi: "I want to do PR, I want to be the fun PR party girl in LA"
Tutor: (Looks very unimpressed) "It usually takes someone being in the industry for a long time to land on the 'fun, I want to organise a party."
Heidi: (Looks surprised) "Really?!!, it's not like right away?"
Tutor: "No." Would you be willing to work in retail sales?"
Heidi: "You mean like actually working the floor and stuff?"
Tutor: "Actually working the floor and stuff."
Heidi: "I don't think I could do that."
Tutor: "Are there any other industries that you were thinking about other than fashion?"
Heidi: "No."
Tutor: "Are you sure you are in the right college?"

Ummm, all I can say is at least she made an impression. After dropping out of college, the ditz goes on to get a job working for an events company and was shocked and horrified to find out that instead of swanning in right at the top of the company, organising club nights she was doing tedious work like ordering stationary and getting the bosses lunch and stuff. I expect her resignation any day now. In real time The Hills is now on its third series where Lauren, Heidi, Whitney and Audrina have experienced the highs and lows of career, love and friendship. It seems that I have a lot to look forward to.

6 cool comments:

-J said...

Like, oh my gawd! Like I have to like, work and like stuudyyy? OOOMMMGGG!!

Julia said...

I am addicted to The Hills too (you can watch all the episodes free on, and I never thought I would. The new season is about to start, I can't wait!

(found you through another blog, which I forget now, oops. Can't wait to discover more!).

Kwana said...

You do has lots to look forward to. Check out Heidi's music video. It was all the talk (not good) a few weeks ago. That Heidi is a real piece of work.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I LOVE the Hills too. It's definitely one of my guilty pleasures! Heidi is one ditzy girl, but she sure makes for great TV! LOL!

coco said...

I love the Hills
so fake but yet so great!

The Stiletto Effect said...

Hi :)

ok I also confess... "my name is Su and I'm a The Hillsoholic"!

I've been watching series 3 everyday (my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy and cant understand why I like it!)but yesterday I forgot to watch it (am I mad or what????) and it was the last episode! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT????? grrrrrrr I was so angry about it!

Anyway... I guess what makes me like it is the fact that the girls and stylish and pretty, they have cool jobs and they are full with drama hahahaha!