The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now was an apt name for the 10th anniversary special of The Hills, considering how much has changed for everyone who was on the show since it wrapped. With news buzzing that a potential Hills movie could be in the works, fans were super interested to see what Lauren Conrad had to say about that moment in time now that a decade has passed. Whether you were able to catch the whole shebang or missed out entirely (boo!), we have everything you need to know about The Hills 10th anniversary special.

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The Hills revisited the Laguna Beach spawn that featured California-livin鈥 20-somethings who had more drama in their young lives than most of us will (hopefully) ever see in our entire lifetimes. It ran from 2006 until 2010, and was a total IRL soap opera on the screen.

10 years later, it was time to head back. With the show鈥檚 star, Lauren Conrad, proclaiming before the special aired that it would 鈥渁ddress some of the show鈥檚 best-kept secrets and reveal what it was really like living her pivotal years on camera,鈥 there was certainly cause for excitement for anyone who watched the original drama-filled episodes.

Here are the goodies you wanted鈥

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First, Lauren revealed that her parents were hip to the drama and that it was her doing. 鈥淚f you鈥檙e gonna do reality television, tell your parents stuff, because they鈥檙e going to find out,鈥 she wisely advised. Sounds about right, since no one really wants their parents to discover drama-sparking tidbits about us via television.

And, speaking of drama, it wasn鈥檛 scripted 鈥 but it was nudged along a bit. Lauren explained, 鈥淭ypically, if you have a fight with your friend, you don鈥檛 pick up your phone for a few weeks. But when you have a scene scheduled with them two days later, you have to talk about it.鈥 And talk about it, they sure did, with the peeps behind the scenes having a 鈥渃reepy鈥 ability to know what the outcome would be. Conrad remembered times when finding out what producers expected to happen in each scene. 鈥淲ait, this was written before we got there?鈥 Conrad apparently asked talent producer Sophia Rossi when a scene had unfolded just as foreseen. 鈥淭his is creepy that you wrote 鈥楾his is how we think your night鈥檚 going to be.鈥欌 Creepy and impressive.

What wasn鈥檛 so impressive was Lauren鈥檚 relationship with Brody Jenner. Things weren鈥檛 exactly, um, sizzling between them鈥 at all. 鈥淚 definitely had a crush on Brody,鈥 Lauren admitted. 鈥淏ut the funny thing was we had zero chemistry. He was my friend; I enjoyed spending time with him, but it just felt forced.鈥 Oof.

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That chemistry (or lack-of) might have been more prevalent if social media had been as buzzing as it is today, though Lauren is thankful that she was saved from the current online world. 鈥淭hank God that back then it was just personal encounters in the comments section,鈥 she said, then added, 鈥淭his was before anyone had social media. There was no Twitter, there was no Instagram, there was no 鈥榚verybody鈥檚 got an opinion and wants you to hear it.鈥 It was just a very small thing. And even that was a lot. So we couldn鈥檛 do it now.鈥

Even if social media was as big back then as it is now, there鈥檚 one person who would probably remain immune. That鈥檚 the same person who has NEVER seen an episode of The Hills: William Tell, Lauren鈥檚 husband. Even when Lauren tried to introduce him to the show he 鈥渨as like 鈥榥ope鈥 and just changed the channel, like 鈥楧on鈥檛 want to know that you!鈥欌 Veeery interesting.

Though her hubby may not be interested in the Lauren of the past, she herself would do it all over again, if she was given the choice. 鈥淚t brought so much good into my life. While it was hard at times, it brought me to a place where I鈥檓 really happy and get to do what I love, and I feel really lucky.鈥

Not everyone was feeling the love, though. Heidi Montag live-blogged while watching the special and, according to Complex, noted, 鈥淟auren is narrating all our lives again. Surprise! It鈥檚 all about Lauren. Blogs have advertised the show as a 鈥榬eunion,鈥 but it鈥檚 really an LC special.鈥

Her fella, Spencer Pratt, didn鈥檛 even indulge, tweeting, 鈥渨atching paint dry tonight not #TheHills bs special.鈥 Looks like the drama never really ends with these peeps.

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(h/t Today, Complex; photos via Michael Buckner, John Shearer, Scott Gries/Getty)