On June 24, MTV will air the revival of TV’s most popular staring contest, The Hills: New Beginnings. Fans of the original series will recall that nearly every episode featured at least one painfully long sequence of characters crying while making direct eye contact, silently judging one another, or emptily looking into the distance.
According to Lo Bosworth, the show’s constant staring is actually the result of editors including clips of the cast waiting quietly for the sound operators to record room tone, which is the ambient noise in a given space. Even if The Hills cast isn’t as spaced out as the editing makes them seem, those never-ending stares were arguably the best part of the show.
Please stare longingly at this video of the cast staring at each other.