Unfamiliar With The Hills? Here's Why You May Actually Care About Its Reboot

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen a few (if not a hundred) mentions of The Hills in headlines and on social media since a reboot of the iconic reality show was officially announced on Aug. 20 during the 2018 VMAs.

And while there's a good chance you're unfamiliar with the names Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge—or that you have any interest in following the lives of reality stars and their newborn babies—this is surprisingly a show you may actually want to see, when The Hills: new beginnings premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.

Keep reading for all the reasons you may actually care about this show, even if you just found out about it:

1. It's a Spinoff of a Reality Show About High School

It all started in good ol' Laguna Beach, California. The upscale Orange County beach town was home to a handful of close friends who all attended the same high school. They all starred in a reality show appropriately titled Laguna Beach, that had MTV cameras following their catfights, relationship woes—there was a major love triangle—and normal things high schoolers experience like getting a new car, prepping for school dances and struggling through classes.

The Hills began when main Laguna Beach character Lauren Conrad moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue a career in fashion.

 

2. There's Plenty of Drama

Immediately after packing her bags for the City of Angels, Lauren moved into a condo in "the hills" with her new BFF Heidi, and they soon became besties with Audrina, while Lauren took an internship at Teen Vogue and befriended fellow intern Whitney Port. Meanwhile, Heidi took an internship with a trendy nightlife group. It was during that period that she met her villainous boyfriend-turned-current-husband-of-a-decade, Spencer. Their union put a major rift between Heidi and Lauren, and things were never the same.

Lauren seemingly had enough of the dramz and parted ways with the show at the end of season 5, after leaving Heidi and Spencer's wedding. Sadly, the reality starlet (better known as LC) was done for good and went on to focus on fashion (away from the cameras). Even though (to the dismay of fans) she will not be joining the reboot, there will be no lack of excitement or personality when the show's former antagonist Spencer heads back to the small screen.

Although almost everyone from the returning cast is married with kids, the gang will be no slacker when it comes to making good TV. We'll put our money on it that drama is sure to unfold (even if it differs from the original days when there were iconic screaming matches inside nightclubs). For starters, Spencer's had a longtime feud with estranged sister Stephanie Pratt, who will also be on the show.

Whew, did you get all that?!

 

3. It's the Likely Inspiration Behind Shows You Might Watch Currently

While Jersey Shore, for example, wasn't produced or created by the same people as The Hills, there's no question that its success led to MTV's discovery of Snooki, The Situation and more young, dramatic bodies to take over the network's popular programming.

In addition, there have been other shows over the years, including Awesomeness TV's current hit Malibu Surf, that have Laguna Beach inspo written all over them.

And if you're a fan of Bravo'Vanderpump Rules, similar catfights and dating woes are no stranger to The Hills.

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4. It Goes Behind the Scenes of Lavish Life in Los Angeles

Whether or not it makes you green with envy, getting a sneak peek into the luxe lives of the (moderately) rich and famous is pretty awesome. Heck, Sweety High is based in L.A., but getting an insider's look into the homes and cars of these reality show legends still fails to get old for us. From the parties and red carpet events to the fancy restaurants and stylish wardrobes, you'll see much more than the Hollywood Sign when you tune into this show.


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