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In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 10 - 'The First to Go'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) As you may recall from last week's episode, high school is DUNZO! Well, not if you're a junior like Kristin. Sorry, Kristin. Speaking of Kristin! Episode 10 opens with Kristin and Alex laying out at the beach. Kristin is wearing some shoulder-grazing chain earrings. Remember how dangly earrings were in 2003? And no matter how expensive they were, they somehow all looked like they were from Claire's.Anyway! They are talking about Stephen, naturally. "Remember last night at Dieter's? I...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 9 - Graduation!

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) Everybody cue up the Vitamin C — it's graduation time! L.C. and Lo are sitting on a deck, looking at their yearbook. Look! It's L.C.! Her class superlative is "Most Irresistible." Because of course it is. But wait! Who is this Mr. Irresistible with the frosted tips? Have we met him? He looks sort of familiar, like a member of a lesser boy band. And here is Stephen "Life of the Party, 2003" Colletti, with that other, ever-present castmate, the Red Solo Cup Full of Mysterious Liquid. Oh...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 8 - BEARS!!!

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV)When we left off last week, the Lauren-Stephen-Kristin saga was still going strong. Stephen asked Kristin to prom, and L.C. was not happy about it. She spent the night avoiding the couple and pouting into her red solo cup full of mysterious liquid. But what will happen to this love triangle when we introduce some new characters? And by new characters, I mean...BEARS!!!Yes, the gang is going camping. Come, let the rain (and bears) fall down and wake your dreams.We open with L.C. and Lo...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 7 - PROM

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) This week, the New York Times posted an article on the increasingly elaborate ways high-schoolers are asking each other to prom. (Custom-made fortune cookies! Scavenger hunts!) But, in the grand tradition of NYT trend pieces, the paper was a liiiittle bit late. Ten years too late. Laguna Beach-ers, like, invented the prom "ask." Everyone ready? Mist yourselves with spray-tanner, grab your solo cup full of mysterious liquid, and let's recap! We open with a shopping scene. "We're talking...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 6 - 'The Best Part of Breaking Up'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV)Uh oh. As you can probably guess by the title of episode six — 'The Best Part of Breaking Up' — Kristin and Stephen are about to be dunzo. Even though I thought they were dunzo! I guess there is a difference between dunzo and dunzo dunzo. Everyone is really pumped about this Blink 182 concert that is happening later that night. Here are L.C. and Lo, talking about it excitedly. It looks like L.C. is wearing one of those smocked terrycloth Juicy Couture tube tops. I know this because I had...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 5 - 'What Happens in Cabo'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) Brace yourselves — this is probably my favorite episode of Laguna Beach ever. The one where they go to Cabo! SPRING BREAAAAAAAAAAAAK!!!!!!Oh look, it's Kristin and Alex! They are getting pedicures, and talking about Steph-ennn, as usual. "What's the deal with you and Stephen? Did Lauren hook up with Stephen? Ew, Stephen just texted me. Stephen? Stephen. Stephen Stephen Stephen? Stephen," is how these conversations usually go. Anyway! The great thing about those super-flared low-rise...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 4 - '18 Candles'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) Laguna Beach's fourth episode, "18 Candles," is very Morgan-and-Christina-centric. You've been warned. We open with a shot of Christina and her mother. It's Christina's 18th birthday! And her mom, who is a fan of white linen pantsuits......has a very special surprise for her. She's arranged for Christina to go on an audition with a Broadway casting director! On national television! Christina, who has the same black eyeliner addiction as L.C., seems super excited, and the scene is...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 3 - 'Fast Cars and Fast Women'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) On last week's episode of Laguna Beach, Kristin and Stephen decided they were DUNZO. (Side note: Did you learn the word "dunzo" from Laguna Beach, too? And did you ever use it in real life? Did anyone laugh at you when you did? Or did they politely look down and pretend you didn't say it, stirring their drinks in secondhand embarrassment?) And, as the title of episode three, "Fast Cars and Fast Women," hints, Steph-ennn is about to meet a new ladyfriend. But not before we discuss...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach' Season 1, Episode 2 - 'The Bonfire'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV) Last decade week, L.C. was fuming at Kristin for daring to show up to her black and white party in a white dress. Like it explicitly said to on the invitation. Wear black or white. What was Kristin thinking? God. And this week, she's still mad! Apparently, Kristin not only showed up properly dressed, she also left with Steph-ennnn. So the second episode of Laguna Beach opens with L.C. drowning her sorrows the only way she knows how — under piles and piles of shopping bags. Mall trip!"I...Read Full Story

In Which We Analyze Every Look on 'Laguna Beach': Season 1, Episode 1

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(MTV)"Stephennnnn" Shh. Do you hear that? "Steph-ennnnnnnnnnnn" It's getting closer. "STEPH-ENNNNNNNNNNNN!!!" It's the sound of a simpler time — 2004, to be exact — and a gentler place — Laguna Beach. Don't you want to go back there? Don't you want to let the rain fall down and wake your dreams? It's okay. Just put on this Von Dutch trucker hat and these whiskered denim capris and follow us on our journey through the MTV hit's first season. Why? Because it's time. Because we're ready. You're...Read Full Story