Based in Los Angeles, CA, The Hills chronicles a group of teens living a charmed life. Cast with an array of "characters", The Hills thrives off the dramatic lives of Lauren Conrad
, friends, and "frenemies". Depicting a life full of parties, beach going, cat fights, and more; The Hills quickly became one of the top rated programs aired on MTV in 2006. Making names like Lauren Conrad
, Spencer Pratt
, Kristen Cavallari, and Heidi Montag
household names, this show drew in teens who wanted to dress like them, live like them, and be them.
A spin off of the original series, Laguna Beach, The Hills capitalized on the previous popularity and introduced fresh faces to the mix. As Lauren Conrad
and friends began their journey in college and work life, a whole new generation of teens took their place. Carrying on the legacy of huge parties, underage drinking, and torn romances, The Hills introduced new characters like Audrina Patridge
and Brody Jenner
As these characters gained fame, the paparazzi cashed in publishing constant rumors, stories, and scandalizing pictures. American viewers, known for building the average Joe, just to watch him fall down, thrived on these rumors and stories of infidelity and back-stabbing.
This thirst for more propelled additional spin offs like The City and continues to quench all viewers alike.