As if Irish television doesn’t have enough to cry about, I recently heard something that made my heart stop quicker than Lindsey Lohan’s does when she hears the words ‘drink’ and ‘driving’ used together in the same sentence.
Apparently ... there is to be an Irish version of ‘The Hills’.
OH. DEAR. LORD.
So far, there’s very little information going on this, and I did a good bit of trawling through Google to discover any little tidbits, but it has been confirmed and is seemingly in the process of filming. It will be called ‘Fade Street’, which I anticipate will provide all manner of puns; “Fading stars of bad reality show”, “Fading into the background”, “Crappy Irish reality shite fades away forever”, and so on and so forth.
I got this from the Herald ... “Reality TV cameras are rumoured to have descended on private members club Residence, where they were filming top secret scenes for an Irish version of The Hills. The party was being captured by cameras for reality show Fade Street, which will star a number of little known socialites as well as model Vogue Williams.”
As far as I know, the set up is virtually the same – rich kids playing and trying to convince us they do work. So far there’s some rich Irish guy’s son, a couple of wannabe models trying to make it, and a girl who bagged an internship at Stellar magazine.
The one slight odd girl out is Danielle, who is a trainee tattoo artist. Kinda cool. Of course, she’s still a model. Duhh.
If I’m totally honest now ... I’m rather looking forward to this. Not because I think it will be in any way good – god no – but because I do love a good car crash show. I know LC and co are loved and adored over there, but somehow I just can’t see it quite working out the same over here ...
How and ever, this comes from the maker of 'Dan and Becs', and 'Sarah and Steve', which I find hilarious, so I’m going to give it a chance. Maybe its ripping the piss outta The Hills?? Or maybe it will surprise everyone and actually involve half decent people going to half decent places rather than falling in and out of Krystle every night of the week?
Who knows? Either way, I am intrigued ...