I Just Discovered Vanderpump Rules
So for a couple months, one of my best friends has been telling I need to start watching Vanderpump Rules and I’ll admit, I knew it was a reality show on Bravo and thought it was something like the Real Housewives or a bunch of rich 20-somethings in Beverly Hills that I wouldn’t get into.
After basically ignoring my friends and not watching the show, I decided to give it a try after hearing interviews with Stassi and Scheana on the Chicks in the Office Podcast. And sure, the show is following a bunch of 20-somethings around Hollywood but what connects all the cast mates is that they moved to LA to pursue something in the entertainment industry, and are working at SUR, a restaurant and lounge owned and run by Lisa Vanderpump until they make it in acting, singing, etc.
Lisa Vanderpump came to fame as one of the original castmates in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010. I didn’t realize this until after I started the show and I’m glad as I probably wouldn’t have watched it as I’m not really interested in any of the Real Housewives shows.
I definitely watch my fair share of realty tv, and definitely sway toward this type of show, that follows a group of friends in a major city and their daily life, rather than a dating show (other than the bachelor, whoops)… think The Hills, Laguna Beach, Jersey Shore, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, if you’re from the UK Made in Chelsea, etc.
Vanderpump Rules, at least in the first season, centers around Stassi Schroeder, a waitress at SUR, her boyfriend Jax, her two best friends, Kristen and Katie, their boyfriends Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, and SUR newbie Scheana. All but Schwartz work at SUR as wait staff and bartenders and of course there is lots of drama to go around.
If you like similar reality shows like the ones I’ve mentioned, I definitely recommend checking out Pump Rules and the best part…its been on since 2013 so get your binge watching on as they are currently on season 7!