Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Hills! My Eyes!

I spent Sunday afternoon in Athlone, in the recovery position. Watching The Hills on MTV. For the first ten minutes or so I complained. Loudly. Disgusted by their vacuousness and by the fact that I couldn't tell any of them apart.

Three episodes in, I got it. "Is it a hamster or a guinea pig?" Lauren asked Stephanie. "Because hamsters are, like, this big..." (makes circle with forefinger and thumb). Stephanie smiles confusedly.

"She used to be a hamster, but now she's a guinea pig".

I love her. I watched it from midday right through until 7pm.

And then I watched Run's House.

16 comments:

Red Leeroy said...

This sounds sickeningly intriguing. If it's anything like the real world San Francisco then I am in.

Conan Drumm said...

This can't be Lauren (Fugee) Hill, can it?

Rosie said...

Leeroy, you'd love it.

no, Conan. in the seven hours i spent watching it, i did not spot one person who was not WASPishly blonde and bronzed. i think that's the ugly appeal - they may as well be on another planet, so alien is it to real life.

Kirses said...

It is the funniest show ever, in a sick way

conortje said...

what's this I hear about a little Waterford reunion???

Rosie said...

you never know your luck, Conor.

gingerbeard said...

Who's house?

Rosie said...

Run's House!

*high fives all round*

the dublinista said...

They're disgustingly rich shallow pigs. I shout every time its on...still watching it though.

Gardenhead said...

The Hills upsets me because I find it hard to understand how much of it real and how much is scripted. Like do they take a kernel of these kids lives and expand around that with crummy scripts, or are their lives really that close to an episode of the O.C? It gives me a postmodern headache.

Rosie said...

i haven't seen it since, i don't think i have the channel. i may have to go back to Athlone.

even if it's real, it's fake, right?

your headache is contagious, GardenHead.

Rosemary said...

It's definitely fake; scripted reality, as it were. Baudrillard would have a field day. But if you think that's bad, try watching Living on the Edge, The Hills based in Alderley Edge, where all the WAGs are from. I'm not even joking. I have a friend - soon to be enemy - who is addicted, convinced it's real, very involved in the lives of each "character". Sick, indeed.

Rua, the Perez Whatsit of Dublin said...

All the girlies are obsessed with the Hills. In America they'd crowd around a single laptop, huddled together in awe and devotion, while me and AAF had 'real fun': drinking, farting and playing Mortal Kombat.

Its actually great hangover tv. I used to put it on mute with some decent chunes in the backround. Hmmm...pretty girls.

I love Lauren. But I know that after ten non-sex minutes in her company I'd be as liable to head-butt as kiss her. Terrible beautiful people...

Rosie said...

i saw the ad for that, Rosemary, it looked cack. i like the Hills because they're like space aliens, they're so removed from my reality. i've never met anyone like them, nor am i likely to. whereas i reckon their UK counterparts might be a bit closer to home. so i'd end up punching the telly.

i get what you're saying about Lauren, Rua, but what about Whitney? (i <3 her!!!)

B said...

The Hills is oddly watchable, but Run's House?! Christ.

gingerbeard said...

Who's house??