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Subject: "The Hills" on MTV
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 1:38 AM ET
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I figured something out today, and I am so proud of it.  I got extremely addicted to "The Hills," the show on MTV about this girl Lauren Conrad and her friends.  It's a "reality" show, in that these girls "live their lives" (yeah, right, cuz 22 year olds have that much money!) and it's totally brain candy, in that there is no real substance to the show.  I've been trying to figure out how I got hooked into this show, when I hate most of the other ones on MTV, bc I'm no longer in their demographic.  (BTW, have you SEEN an episode of "My Super Sweet 16?"  These girls are our future!  God help us!!) 

Anyway, I finally figured it out: the show is a "chick lit" novel without having to read.  Seriously.  The main girl works in fashion (used to work for Seventeen even, so she was working for a magazine), she has beautiful friends who all have their own isses, she's looking for love, and she goes out all the time and seemingly has no regard for money.  Total chick lit storyline.  THAT is why I got reeled into the show.  They totally took a chick lit storyline and found a girl to live it out.  I'm in shock.  But also feeling somewhat better about watching the show, lol.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 8:54 AM ET
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I LOVE this show too. I've thought that very same thing...it's like these girls are out of a "chick lit" books. It's so funny that you think the same thing. I can't wait for the new season to start!!!

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:44 PM ET
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Oh I'm sooo glad some one else admits to watching it! LOL I've been a closet Hills watcher from the beginning whats really sad is I followed it because I had been watching Laguna Beach when L.C was on it! You r right it is like a chic novel it just looks so much sillyer being acted out:)

            

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 12:28 AM ET
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I know!  All the drama drama drama they have going on.  And now the paparazzi have gotten into it too, and so there are these articles in between seasons about what's going on (I actually read an article on People's website the other day talking about them (Lauren, Lo and Audrina) going bowling.  WHY?  I should be out bowling myself, not reading about these people from an entirely different planet doing it!)  All I can say is that it's like a second or third sequel to a chick lit novel, lol.



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Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:33 AM ET
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Yes!  The Hills!  One of my close friends was over one night and without asking I turned it to The Hills (like I was gonna miss it!)  She was like "Do you REALLY watch this show! ?  So she "suffered" throught it and I dont think she has missed an episode yet!  hahaha I like to watch them again on the net a 2nd time around to brush up...new season starts 8/18 !  wwwoooo hooo and yeah..total chick lit!  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 9:38 AM ET
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Tonight's the start of the new season!!!

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 11:16 AM ET
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That was a really observant thing to have come up with! :-) This is totally unrelated (I don't watch, but I can't help see that girl's face EVERYWHERE)... but I so wish I could do my eyes like her (Lauren Conrad). That whole smoky/black ring around the eyes. Nicole Ritchie has it too. I've never even tried it for fear or blinding myself. But they look SO good. Of course, I barely wear makeup at all as it is. Leann, you changed your skull! :-)

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 3:06 AM ET
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Well, the new season started out great!   And yeah I know, the whole smokey eye look...looks great on them, I try it and I feel  like I look like I got punched in the eyes!    Oh to have your own make up artist huh!  My Physicians Formula make up still looks good 'most' of the time though, 

(I think )anyways, professional or not...  =)  heheheh

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 1:25 PM ET
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What happen to LO? She was one of my favorite's from Laguna (sp?) Beach & now she seems kind of like a snotty witch. Looks like it's going to be a great season. It would be nice to get more then 15 minuets of the show and less commercials!

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Yeah I think that the season is going to be great!   I watch it on the net and if Im right, the run time on it is something like 21 mins!!!!  COMMON!!!!!  thats like long enough to really get the episode dramatic just to tell me ..okay its over!   WHY!  But rest assured that I will continue to watch the next time too just like I always will with One Tree Hill  .......ooohhh what a great show!

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 11:16 AM ET
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Did anyone here watch the series finale?

*** MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!! ***

I didn't understand the ending. It showed Kristen leaving for Europe & Brody standing on the sidewalk watching her drive off & then the backgrounds start rolling away & it goes to a birds eye view of a TV studio. Was the whole show or season scripted? It wouldn't surprise me, but I'd be a little disappointed. The entire reason I like the show was because I thought the way these people lived & their drama was so interesting!



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Date Posted: 7/23/2010 11:27 PM ET
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Well I guess what we all kinda thought is true ,The Hills was as scripted as a soap oprea guess the laugh is on us for watching and believeing any of it!