The Hills

The Hills

by Marty Gitlin
     
 

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Why is The Hills one of the most watched cable television shows of the last five years? Why were nearly 4 million people tuning in every week during the peak of its popularity? The reason is the cast. This book explains the drama that has played out since 2006 between such colorful and intense characters as Heidi, Lauren, Spencer, Whitney, Audrina, and

Overview

Why is The Hills one of the most watched cable television shows of the last five years? Why were nearly 4 million people tuning in every week during the peak of its popularity? The reason is the cast. This book explains the drama that has played out since 2006 between such colorful and intense characters as Heidi, Lauren, Spencer, Whitney, Audrina, and Justin.

The feuds that have either intensified or been settled have included just about anyone who has played a role, though the controversy has most often revolved around Hills ?bad boys? Spencer and Justin and the collapsing relationship of former best friends Heidi and Lauren. This book covers the tension, the love, the passion, and the friendships that have made The Hills one of the most talked-about programs in the 21st century.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Rife
In recent years, a new genre of reality show has developed, the "real life soap opera." It plays out like a daytime drama, but claims to document the lives actual people. One of the most popular of these shows us is The Hills, based on the lives of a group of young women in Los Angeles. The book discusses how the show came to be, but focuses mainly on the "story lines" and drama that occurring on the show. The stories on the show revolve around arguments over relationships, infidelity and betrayal. Reading like a cheesy romance novel, the book focuses on the romantic entanglements of the show's participants. Perhaps the biggest problem with the book is that the information is already somewhat out of date, as many of the people featured are still currently in the public eye and involved in reality TV. The most interesting feature of this book is the final chapter, which discusses the public reaction to the show, and questions about the how "real" it is. Part of the series "Major Reality Shows." Reviewer: Melissa Rife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422219461
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Major Reality Shows Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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