The Simple Life 1 Season 2003

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Season 1
(168) IMDb 4.2/10

1. Episode 1 TV-14 CC

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie say goodbye to their jet-setting lifestyle in Los Angeles, and move in with the Ledings, a family in Altus, Arkansas

Starring:
Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
December 2, 2003

Episode 1

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Reality TV, Comedy
Starring Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie
Supporting actors Albert Leding, Curly Leding, Janet Leding, Kathy Hilton, Rick Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Esai Morales
Season year 2004
Network FOX
Producers Tim Atzinger, Tim Atzinger, Jeff Jenkins, Raphael Kryszek, Sara Rea
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Stealing, lying, picking on teen girls and taking their boyfriends?
Cynthia Reader
They live life the way they want to, and the way I feel most people should... They are real women who make me smile and laugh!
Robert Lanckton
Paris and Nicole proved that they wouldn't be able to work an honest day's work if their pampered lives depended on it.
Donna Di Giacomo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Robert Lanckton on January 16, 2006
Format: DVD
I had seen the show "The Simple Life" several times before on the television, but I hadn't ever the chance to actually sit down to watch it. I recently read Paris Hiltons book, Confessions of an Heiress, and it inspired me to watch her shows.

This is certainly one of the most hilarious shows in the world as its 2 young women who laugh their way through... silly(?) experiences and try their "best" to get things done. I love these girls! They live life the way they want to, and the way I feel most people should... They are real women who make me smile and laugh! I Highly recommend watching these with friends so you all can laugh about how stupid we ALL can be! Great Party DVD.

*I DO NOT recommend this to anyone who is 15 or younger.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2003
Format: DVD
This show is awful. The pilot is entertaining, but it's all downhill after that. It's obvious these two are aware of the cameras at all times, as they behave as stupidly as possible. Hilton spits out as many ignorant comments as possible and Nicole acts ridiculous like she was on crack the entire time (after the show she was arrested for possession.) Hilton later admits the producers had them dress up in skimpy outfits to make them stand out in this town as much as possible, and that she was playing up her character by making famous comments such as "What is Wal-Mart, do they sell wall stuff?" After purposely losing every job they're assigned, these two treat the town as if they were not there to try to work as normal people, but to mock it as much as possible. They dress like hookers for a community fair they were offered to help out in, and pick a fight with a 15-year-old girl. Of course the Paris Hilton sex-tape scandal miraculously showed up just in time to get America to tune in to the show. There's talk of a season two, but just how much can viewers take? With an extra star for the pilot being funny and the occassional laugh I got from Nicole Ritchie, the rest of the series is just plain predictable. It's exactly as you'd expect two millionaires, or millionaires' daughters, to act when you've given them their own show; selfish and disrespectful. I feel sorry for the family who offered their home to them.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DaniJo on January 29, 2006
Format: DVD
i love the simple life. ever since i saw season two/road trip, and learned how silly and fun (and extravagant? ridiculous? but in a good way!) paris and nicole are, i have really come to enjoy the show. season one, where they live on a farm with a family for a month, is funny and endearing in it's own right, but really two is the cornerstone. definitely though, if you like the show at all, all of the seasons are worth watching.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By ladyfern31 on December 20, 2003
Format: DVD
Although the premise seems amusing ("Green Acres" for the MTV generation), it seems to have backfired. Instead of being laughed at, Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie only succeed in making fun of the people in this country who work very hard to keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables, and it's not funny at all. This program can't be reality, because no two human beings could really be so stupid as these two act. It is hard to tell the difference between wealth and poverty here, based on the behavior of these two women. They act as though they have had no education beyond the second grade (their misspelling of the word "booger" on a fast-food message board or failure to know what taxes are); they demonstrate no acceptable social skills in manners or etiquette (they ignore people to whom they are being introduced and fail to clean up after themselves in their host's home); and their behavior is impulsive, immature, awkward and obnoxious (whether it's flipping off passersby or intimidating their host brother's ex-girlfriend outside a bar bathroom). After seven weeks, these completely oblivious, self-serving ditzes return to their posh lifestyles, saying goodbye to their hosts, the hard-working people who represent the very foundation of this county, with a wave of their famous "fingers." Fox: next time, dump them deep in the woods, so Bigfoot will be the only one that has to be subjected to their pompous, selfish lives. I have a better idea for a reality show for these girls...dump them into the middle of Rodeo Drive and tell them they've been cut-off by Daddy...that should make for extremely entertaining viewing.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 2, 2006
Format: DVD
For the people who gave this poor reviews-Why did you bother watching the whole season if you hated it so much? You are the idiots. This show was great! I did not watch it on tv. I rented on dvd just recently and I spent the whole time laughing so hard I almost peed my pants! This is like "Jackass" for women or a "Three Stooges" (minus one) for the millenium. Nicole and Paris have great chemistry together! They are like a modern "Laurel and Hardy". Alright that is enough analogies. I loved season 2&3 as well. Worth the rental fees at your local video store when looking for an evening of mindless entertainment. I will watch season four when it comes out on dvd but I know it won't be the same since the girls are filming their segments separately.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2004
Format: DVD
Equal parts funny and insulting, I'd have to say that the original premise--that they would be subjected to hard work--got lost almost immediately. Contrary to their brazen promises beforehand, Paris and Nicole actually put ZERO effort into actually working and ended up probably making some of those companies and farmers lose money in the process. I can only hope that FOX compensated those people for the destruction left in the wake of those ditzy tornadoes.
Yes, it is an insult and slap in the face to blue-collar folks, and only serves to cement the stereotype that we have of the wealthy. But it is not without its funny moments, the marquee incident at the Sonic joint in particular. Who WOULDN'T want to do that, rich or poor? While most of the laughs come from their obvious lack of education in "real life 101" don't forget that, as their idiocy was causing chuckles, just out of the picture there were decent people trying to make a living who were suffering from their disrespect.
Ultimately, their lack of appreciation and respect for hard work (or easy work, for that matter)--the antithesis of the show's purpose--is both disgusting and saddening, and it's apparent that they will never learn what it's like for the other 99%. Regardless of how firmly they deny it, their behavior proved them to be everything they deny themselves to be: uneducated spoiled brats.
At best, this show really makes one reconsider his/her desire to be rich.
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