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The Hills Series Finale Review: Fake!

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You know the adage, all good things must come to an end.

In other news, The Hills aired its final episode last night.

On the much-anticipated finale, the crew made a series drastic moves that were mostly contrived - at least in the case of marquee "couple" Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner.

Lo's boyfriend asked her to move in with him, and she agreed. Audrina decided to move out of Hollywood. Stephanie had another date with Josh, the guy she met last week.

That's where the realism ended, unfortunately.

Our celebrity gossip site has a more in-depth review of The Hills series finale, but the basic gist was this: Bored with L.A., and spurned by Brody, Kristin is moving to Europe.

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The Hills cast bid us farewell last night. Except Speidi. They were MIA.

She insisted her decision had nothing to do with Brody rejecting her and dating a new girl (Avril Lavigne), and that was true. It had nothing to do with any fake plan to move.

You see, Kristin and Brody are both seeing other people, and were putting on this whole charade for the show alone. Which is fine, except that it's billed as a reality show.

Brody pleaded with Kristin and asked her to not to leave, but she said that she really had to go far away to find herself. She even wiped a tear from his eye. Nauseating.

Then it was time for the most confusing ending to a series we've seen.

When Kristin drove off in her limo, the camera focused on Brody with the famous Hollywood sign in the background. It was only a painting, though, with cast and crew behind it.

This was revealed on air in a strange move leaving fans wondering just what it was supposed to mean. Did it signify the entire show was scripted and/or subject to interpretation?

It got worse, too. Kristin got out of the limo and hugged Brody, despite our belief that she was leaving the country with her heart broken by the lack of a relationship with him.

What a joke and a giant Eff You to fans who took it seriously ... not that anyone should have for the past several years now, but still. It's like they didn't even try. Good riddance.

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Fake show, thats what the ending meant. It has been more than fake since Lauren left. While she was there, it had a sort of balance between fake and real, and you can tell what was real... but once Kristen joined, it was so fake beyond fake. In my opinion the show ended when Lauren left. PERIOD.

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i know alot of people hated the series finale but i think it was a great way to end it with the fake hollywood sign its like they were saying u never really know whats real and whats not even on a reality tv show and life to

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I have been watching this show for years. and honestly when that camera pulled away to show a screen behind Brody, I was SO confused. I still have no idea what went on, so if someone could enlighten me, that would be greatly appreciated.

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This ending redeemed the show for me. It pulled at your heartstrings, joked about the show's questionable "reality," and gave me a happy end to a series that I grew up with (I think I'd feel very different if I wasn't their same age). After mocking the show in recent years, it gave it back a small amount of credibility for me, and I'll miss it.

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I used to watch Laguna Beach back in the day, and I checked in on the series finale of The Hills after staying away for a long time. And boy was I disappointed. This "reality" show doesn't work anymore because the personalities are famous enough that everyone knows what they are actually up to (which is obviously different than what goes on in the show). Aside from that major problem, the action they create on screen (at least in the final two eps) was completely boring. Nothing interesting was going on and every single conversation is completely contrived. I know these aren't new thoughts on the the show, but wow was this bad.