Shortly after Lauren Conrad bid a fond farewell to "Laguna Beach," she found herself looking for love, friends and a career on [article id="1642593"]"The Hills."[/article] Over the show's six seasons, LC and her pals — including Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lo Bosworth and even onetime frienemy Kristin Cavallari — created lots of drama, shared laughs and tears and let fans into their lives to get an intimate look at what it's like to be a 20-something in Los Angeles.
But when [article id="1637791"]"The Hills" wraps permanently[/article] on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on MTV, what will it most be remembered for?
"What people really responded to was how beautifully it was shot," Cavallari told MTV News. "And the cameras they use [for the show] are the best, so it looks like a movie."
It looked so good that, when the show became a hit after its launch in May 2006, a number of other reality shows tried to capture that [url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/the_hills/season_6/series.jhtmll"]"Hills"[/url] magic. "I think they broke the mold for a lot of shows," Cavallari said. "So I think they'll be remembered as that [show]."
Patridge, however, has a different theory about what the show's legacy will be. "There's been so many emotional scenes — and lots of blank stares," she laughed about the show's go-to dramatic close-up. "Lots of tears. Lots of fighting. Lots of gossip."
What do you think will be the legacy of "The Hills"? Tell us in the comments!
Join MTV News all week as we look back at the best of "The Hills" and celebrate the series finale with the cast on Tuesday, July 13.