Laguna Beach returns tonight

MTV’s Laguna Beach returns for a second season tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The second season follows the cast as they clean up after the mudslides, lending a helping hand to their neighbors and .

Oh, I kid! They’ll do nothing of the sort. Instead, we’ll watch Kristin, Stephen, LC and Talan, plus a group of new kids, as they navigate the mudslides that are their social lives. For example, MTV.com describes a scenes from the premiere like this: “Kristin warns best friend Jessica about her new bad boy boyfriend, Jason.”

The Staten Island Advance sent a reporter to the community to see if it’s really like it is on TV. Jamie O’Donnell writes, “I was surprised — and delighted — to see that the restaurants, stores and streets in Laguna Beach are just as picture-perfect as they are on the show.”

Phew.

By the way, the first season is now on DVD, so you can catch up on everything you missed. Because otherwise, would your life really have meaning? I didn’t think so.

Laguna Beach: season two [MTV]

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