Wednesday, May 14, 2008

you're a fad, you're a fashion, and i'm having a job trying to talk to you

"You never know what to expect on The Hills..."
-Brody Jenner, PEOPLE magazine, March 31st, 2008

No, asshole, maybe I don't know what to expect on The Hills (not that it matters because I won't be watching), but I certainly know what not to expect: individuals with any sort of personality whatsoever.
I am continuously baffled as to how a show can collect so many people who are just so flat-out boring. Have we really reached that point where we can watch and be interested in the silly, superficial lives of silly, superficial people simply because they are blandly attractive? Even the drama is dull and repetitive. It's not that I don't like trashy reality TV...I do! Maybe that's the problem: The Hills is more like "classy" reality TV. There's no broken jaws as the result of some head-butting, or lesbian foursomes in a pool (hollllla, last night's episode of A Shot of Love!). There's just three, four, five, (whatever, they're all pretty much the same personality split a number of ways) stereotypically pretty girls, sitting around, intoning dully, "So, are we going out tonight?"
Have you ever heard one of this people make a witty remark? Something colourful or creative? What if there was a transcript of the show without indicating who said what? Could you even tell? And the worst part?
This and people like this. If you're too frightened to click the link, I understand. Not only is there a Facebook group called "lauren conrad is my idol", there are 345 members, including one who said this: "I look up to to Lauren so much not just for fashion, but for everything in my life...Im LITTERALLY her biggest fan I LOVE HERRR =] MY FAVORITE PERSON EVER...!!!!!!!!"
Seriously? Some childish, personality-less, famous-for-nothing, eternal poster child for "self made victim" who I'm presuming you've never met is your "favorite person ever"?
Sometimes I worry for our future...

On a much lighter note, I have my second crush on a 15-year-old this year! After watching the video below, and its predecessor, I'm a little bit in love with Adam G. Sevani.


The whole video is worth watching for some really amazing dancing, but I usually just watch 00:50 to 01:42 over and over, because that has the most Adam Sevani. I just absolutely adore how he dances. When he's walking down the hall and then just casually starts dancing....ooh yes.

35 comments:

copperoranges said...

i have been wanting to write a post like this, but you totally did it for me. i HATE the hills, it's boring and mindless and my friends have more drama/excitement than those girls.

ughhhhhhhhhhhhh. i do NOT understand the appeal!

Sister Libby said...

I can honestly say that I have never watched The Hills. I think the whole thing is a hoax. Also, I don't have cable...so that might be why I've never seen an episode. And anybody who can smoothly transition from a walk to a dance, deserves some credit. Even if they are fifteen.

Katelin said...

I watch the Hills and I seriously don't know why any more, it's so incredibly ridiculous, ridiculous I say!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I watched half of the first season of The Hills, simply because I worked at Teen Vogue and was apparently on camera. But, it's an absolutely pathetic show. Your blog however? Brilliant. I just came across it today for the first time and would be honored to trade links. Please check out CupcakesandCashmere.com at your convenience.

Thank you!
Emily

Ragamala said...

The Hills is such a guilty pleasure of mine. I really should stop watching so much tv.

Cait said...

What a post...I think I just watch the HILLS to make fun of it. They are so 'bought'..so to speak to me. Hard to think of them as 'real'.

sophia said...

Hills est scripted....which may be part of the reason why it sucks so bad. But that's part of it's appeal, I suppose...do not start watching it because it pulls you in like a vortex. not a good vortex. a bad vortex full of fluffyheadedness.

Mariaaaaaaa said...

Adam Sevani.. is ..... :X:X:X:X

Cate said...

i have never watched the hills, and well, it's just reality tv, which is a stupid thing in itself, but well.
i won't judge it because i've never watched it, and the hills-lovers might lynch me if i judged their show without even knowing it ^^

ellie said...

I watched an episode where they went to Paris..I could think of so many things I'd rather be doing there instead of what they did.

1. I'd be on the look out for Gaspard Ulliel & Louie Garrel at every turn.

Siljesfashion said...

I have tried watching it but I think the people are totally mindless and boring. I like Lauren Conrads style lately, but the series are just blah.

Kira Fashion said...

i can say only one thing: the girls are gorgeous!

a kiss!!!

coco said...

I love the hills because it is just soooooo bad
they have completely given up on even attempting to make it seem real
And your welcome for the mention!

Seraphine said...

The Hills is the life
I've always wanted to live,
but I'm not unclever
enough to do it.
:(

Carolina Lange said...

I have never watched The Hills!I'm glad about it! Great post!

The Clothes Horse said...

I watch the Hills, but you are so right they have no personality! And they spend all their time just talking smack about each other--why don't they do more fun things???

miss fashion said...

i have to add to the lauren conrad discussion. her clothing line has just come out, and i do not get what is so special about it. the line is like american apparel, but the clothes are named from her friends.

come look!
http://lovelydahling.blogspot.com/

the Launderette said...

ditto to seraphine's comment. perfectly phrased.

riz said...

Yes, I often "worry about our future" - This post is awesome, you rock, no, wait, "YOU'RE MY FAVORITE PERSON EVERRRRRRRR" ;)

Those girls are so insipid and boring. Sometimes I kind of even think Gossip Girl goes there too sometimes.

jess said...

i love that video

Danz said...

I like myself too much to indulge in a inane t.v show where the primary goal is to make the stars rich and famous. Great video though, at least those people have talent..well except for Lindsay.

Fashion Ivy said...

I have never watched an episode of the Hills. I don't relly get why any of them are famous.

Grace said...

Love the Arctic Monkeys quote to start this post off. :) Nice touch.

Pretty In Black said...

The Hills is pathetic. When I sick and bedridden I usually watch bad TV. The Hills bored my fevered mind after five minutes. I had watch Top Model instead. Jon and Kate Plus 8 is also a better option than The Hills.

kirsty said...

i have never seen the hills, it doesn't get shown on any of the channels i get over here. although i have heard enough about it in blog land to put me off watching it ever! i hate these people who are so stupid and inane and have absolutely nothing going on in their heads. so boring!!!

Shatice Brown said...

love the hills.

ellie said...

I am so now an Adam Sevani(something like that) FAN now! because of you. He's so adorable and I love his moves!

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blazedanielle said...

Agreed. The Hills (from the episode I saw) is a joke! That's why I'm glad I don't have cable! ;)

Diana Coronado said...

The Hills, i luv it !!

Secretista said...

Can you believe The Hills is up for another season?! Sure I watch it when I can, but I seriously thought they would have nixed the show by now.

lara said...

When I watch the hills I often get jealous , because I love Laurens and Whitneys job :)
But sometimes they are just talking blah blah blah blah :D

Gloria said...

thank you thank you thank you !

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks The Hills is really...brainless. Even LC's line has no thought to it whatsoever.

Old.soul.in.the.city said...

Great post I just read audrina was cast for the show lammmeee! love your blog.. link exchange?

batata said...

I kind of forgot this post was about the Hills aswell because of the sheer awesomeness of the dancing-video! oh, and yea, the Hills sucks. They even send it up here in Norway :( (Just found your blog by the way, love it so far!)