Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. If "Laguna Beach" looked perpetually like late afternoon -- the mellow light of cocktail hour, the promise of a party -- "The Hills" looks like a workday.
  2. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Deadpan and gorgeously shot, The Hills is an addictively watchable visit to the cool kids' table.
  3. Reviewed by: John Maynard
    The spinoff is stylish, mindless and easily devourable. In other words, "Laguna" fans can safely put out the rallying call: "Run for 'The Hills!' "
  4. 50
    It's a good thing reality TV has nothing to do with real life.
  5. Compared with the superhit "Sweet 16," "The Hills" is more refined in its celebration of materialism, though no less celebratory.
  6. 25
    There are a lot of studious, high-achiever kids. Lauren is an anomaly. She is the lucky one. The one with an MTV camera crew for a resume. The pretty one with petty friends who melt in bikinis by blue-green pools of entitlement and argue idly with quarrelsome, spoiled boyfriends.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    All told, it's "The Simple Life" with less substance, featuring youths that have clearly studied both the reality TV manual and "The OC" to perfect their "characters."
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    Utter garbage! The show is just guilty pleasure, for those who love rich people drama and hot women. When I say drama, I mean a "reality show" with a narrative format seen in scripted genres. Much of what's going on in their lives were fabricated to make the stars more likable and relatable, much of it has to do with relationship issues, but it's not entirely real. Wait, how is someone like Heidi Montag likable?

    The show is about Lauren Conrad, followed by the MTV crew, and her beautiful young peers living their rich, successful lives but only because they come from a wealthy family. Not because they work hard to earn and deserve it or they done something worth recognition, that's how they became successful but it's not worth the watch.
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  2. Amyh.
    Nov 4, 2007
    Among the little village called Blizeville, where a hill stood in the middle of the town, which can be seen clearly over everyones
  3. KandanceL.
    Sep 18, 2007
    Although I don't like every character on the show, I'm still infatuated with it. Lauren, Whitney, and Audrina are extremely lovable although I think Whitney is the most intelligent and level-headed out of them all. She's the sanity amidst the chaos. and Heidi...She's so lost. I thought that when she watched the second season she would have dismissed Spencer but I guess love truly is blind. She needs to get a clue. I mean you can't be any more stupid, but all in all i LOVE the show....Plus the guys are incredibly gorgeous and the ladies styles are impeccable! Full Review »