The fun of these shows used to be a bit more innocent. Watching attractive, relatively unassuming kids acting rich and spoiled and above their head was kinda cheeky and fun. Now that they're actually the c-list celebrities they once were trying to emulate, it's just kinda sad and boring. Everything seems even more set up than ever. LC even said it herself. She has her Roommate friend (formerly Heidi, now Adi) her home friend (LO) and her "work" friend Whitney. The problem is they're pretty much ditched the whole job angle completely, and "going to work" is really just a device for LC to hang out with Whitney (who seems remarkably tolerable until you realize she was literally an actor hired to be LCs friend in the first season.)
Back when they were on Laguna, believe it or not their lives seemed more real. Most of all, what you were seeing was more or less representative of their actual life. They were real high school students who where all living in the same town and going through the motions of late adolescence. No matter how fixed or rigged everything seemed, at least they were acting to be more interesting versions of themselves. At this point on The Hills, the show is still supposed to be about young people trying to make it in LA, except they're no longer "struggling" to make it. And everyone knows it. But they still play that role. So now, no longer are the conversation and the plot lines rigged and forced, but their entire existence is. Not as much fun.
As usual, the only person who is even remotely representing herself honestly is Heidi, who this season looks like she was dipped in plastic from head to toe and acts oblivious to the entire world. She IS C-list. And she's either too dumb to act otherwise or just doesn't care. Just looking at her makes you shake your head. Disfigured and dyed at 20 years old, going to some party or another every night, clinging to her PURE EVIL boyfriend who she is convinced she has to stay with else her life would fall apart. I can't even get into Spencer right now, who is probably the greatest modern era villain since Voldemort. I predict tho that when this show finally runs its course, he will change we way we perceive humanity as a whole. You know when there are those horror movies where the killer is never caught, so you're supposed to be scared forever that he'll pop up in real life? Well Spencer IS real life. He's out there, just lurking in the shadows at the club, waiting to get your daughter addicted to coke so he can blackmail her into having sex on camera with him. Be afraid.
So the show is pretty hopeless. I'll probably watch here and there, but I'm not going out of my way anymore. Where have you gone, Kristin Cavallari? How can you sit back and let LC get away with this??? I expected more from you.
At least J-Wahl is coming back. That guy...I dunno. I just hope MTV pitches in a bit for his legal fees.