Sad Day

It's now time for another break from politics (yes, even on Election Day) to discuss something far more important: The Hills. For all five of you who watched last night, you witnessed Heidi Montag drinking excessively on the job and later getting fired. It was a beautiful moment — or it would have been, if any of it were authentic.

Look, I'm not asking for much here. I get that most of the conversations are rehashing things that already happened, thus not exactly being true to real life, but this whole deal about Heidi's "job" at Bolthouse has been a complete sham from the very begining. I read an interview with a producer once about how the show would take a completely different direction if they showed the girls' "famous" lives — Lauren designing her clothing line, the girls making club appearances, Heidi "singing" — but it's hard to be invested in something you know is completely and utterly fake.

Why not just not show Heidi working (heck, that's what they do with Spencer)? Or, better yet, why not just write those two losers off the show? Actually — and trust me, it pains me to say this — it's probably time to pack it up and call it a day with The Hills. It's reached a point where the girls' celebrity status is making it impossible for the show to bear any semblance of a real life. It makes watching the show feel more like a chore than entertainment, and that's never a good thing.

See you in the unemployment line, Heidi. Be sure to call the paps.

Nov 4, 2008 · posted by Whitney · Link · 6 Responses
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Comments (6)

No. 1 sar says:

I will admit i have never watched an entire show. But every time I flip past, someone is asking Lauren's advice. And all she seems to do is give a dead stare, say something stupid and negative, and then give another dead stare. For me, part of the fun of TV is feeling like the people on a show are remotely interested in that show.

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 4:44 pm
No. 2 Berexxa says:

Barf. Does anyone actually believe that the show was ever real? Or that the original, vapid, stupid paean to super-rich, idle dipshit kids was 'real'?

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 5:19 pm
No. 3 Berexxa says:

Barf. Does anyone actually believe that the show was ever real? Or that the original, vapid, stupid paean to super-rich, idle dipshit kids was 'real'?

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 5:19 pm
No. 4 sar says:

What is paean and can I dip it in hummus?

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm
No. 5 YerMom says:

I don't watch, but I thought Heidi was a bible-thumping non-drinker?

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 6:30 pm
No. 6 Luz says:

The word "rehashing" reminds me of mashed potatoes and now I'm hungry. Rehashed potatoes, mmm.

Posted: Nov 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm
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