Well into its third season now and more popular than ever, The Hills continues to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures, ideal and therapeutic television for a Monday night. Whatâ€™s not to love? The â€œrealâ€ life trials and tribulations of 4 attractive L.A. gals is like the equivalent of flipping through a glossy fashion magazine while sipping on a cocktail. Everyone looks like they have their own stylist and each episode not only gives you a healthy dose of background music but also conveniently provides the name of the artist and song in the right hand corner of the screen. No need goes unfulfilled during this half hour of television!
But how much longer can the show go before the audience is over The Hills? This season has been an interesting oneâ€”Whitney and Laurenâ€™s Paris trip, Heidi and Spencerâ€™s â€œrelationship vacationâ€, Lauren and Stephanie (Spencerâ€™s sister) becoming friends, Audrina, Lauren and Lo talking about sharing a house together, etcâ€¦–but I wonder if the writers (oh wait, I forgot, this is â€œrealityâ€ tv!â€”ha ha) are running out of fresh ideas? Is reconciliation in store for the audience where Lauren and Heidi are concerned; or a season finale cat fight between the two gals? (Iâ€™m hoping for it to start as the former but end up as the latter, of course. What can I say, I want it all!) Will one of the characters realize that sheâ€™s a lipstick lesbian? Will another realize that sheâ€™s not a natural blonde? How about a drunken night that finds one of the charactersâ€”other than Heidi, that isâ€”pregnant with Spencerâ€™s demon baby? Will more (or any) focus be placed on either Heidiâ€™s singing (and I use that term loosely; youâ€™ll know why if youâ€™ve heard her wretched song â€œHigherâ€ or seen the equally painful video to it, shot and directed by none other than Spencer) career, or Lauren emerging as a clothing designer? Or would that be getting too close to reality?
One other thing Iâ€™m wondering about The Hillsâ€”and I hope someone will correct me if Iâ€™m wrongâ€”but why donâ€™t any of these fabulous gals have any fag friends? I mean, given that Whitney and Lauren are involved in the world of fashion, you would think that at some point either would have bonded with some cute gent who likes cock. For a show that has all of its other bases covered, some gay content seems to be the only thing missing.
Could The Hills be homophobic? With the absence of anything â€œgayâ€, it kind of makes you wonder. Doesnâ€™t it?