Okay, I hate to admit it, but I’ve seen a few episodes of MTV’s The Hills in the past. For the uninitiated, it’s a “reality” drama spinoff of Laguna Beach, and it follows the life of Lauren Conrad (seen in the blue). Most of the episodes I have seen are mind-numbing, with maybe five minutes of actual content in each thirty minute episode. It’s hard to believe that there’s been two entire seasons already, but it’s true.
With the third season about to start on Monday, MTV has really increased the advertising for the show. About 80% of the time when I log into Facebook, I see a banner for The Hills, with Lauren in that amazing blue swimsuit. I saw it so many times that I eventually gave up, clicked on it, and made my way to this page. Now I really want to watch the show. Yeah, I can be shallow.
A show all about four hot, young girls – is there anything not to like about it? Actually, yes. As I mentioned, the show will make you lose brain cells. There is very little in the way of substance. Not a problem, mute the television and you’re good to go. The real problem though is MTV. They air something called “The After Show” immediately following each episode. If you are unlucky enough to see it, I think you’ll agree that it is quite possibly the most painful television viewing experience ever. Seriously, I can’t stand it. Thirty minutes with two very strange MTV hosts trying to sound excited about a show that really isn’t about anything. Horrible, just horrible.
The first episode of season three airs Monday night at 10 PM EST on MTV. I might watch it, if only for Heidi, but I’ll be sure to switch the channel the moment it ends.