This week, while reviewing Vanderpump Rules, The Hollywood Reporter astutely presented the following observation:
The Real Housewives formula is still in play here, which Evolution Media is old hat at, but Vanderpump Rules also has a narrative angle more in common with MTV's The Hills than anything, as it follows the always compelling story of young people trying to make it in Hollywood.
The Hills, you say? There's no doubt VR owes a tip of the hat (or maybe a wink of the press-on eyelash) to the MTV reality juggernaut, but frankly, we're happy to argue that Vanderpump one-ups The Hills in pretty much any aspect you can think of. Hotness of the cast? Pshhhht -- no brainer. Marriage-destroying infidelity discussion within the first 2 minutes of the show? Mmm-hmmm. Oh, and did we mention how hot everyone is? And that they have a love octagon going on among them? Anyhoo, rather than write it, we thought we'd present a visual argument to plead our case of Vanderpump being a new, improved and steamier version of The Hills:
I've LOVED Stassi since Queen Bees back in like 2009 or something lol she's always been a little bit of a brat but at least she knows what she wants and how she feels and isn't afraid to be open about it. Some people struggle with confrontation and being honest, but she knows it's better to be up front than a coward and keep it all in.
I just watched all of season one in two days, and I love this show! Lisa is always wonderful to watch, and its great to see her in her element. I came to care about ALL of the SUR staff members-except for Frank (sorry Stassi, he is a creeper). If any of you read this, I think all of you are beautiful, talented people trying to get where/who you want to be. I really hope that all of youre dreams come true, and remember that people are works of progress, no matter what your age. As you watch yourselves during the most cringe-worthy moments, try to learn and grow from the mistakes you make. Be kind to each other, and especially yourselves. I cannot wait for the second season. Congrats to Ken and Lisa, you have a winner here, bravo!
Is anyone else seeing that PETER is the best looking guy on there!!!
Seriously....Peter has it all over the other guys....and that Katie is adorable...
Has it all, face it she is smart, gorgeous and knows what she wants. Can you blame her for not wanting a man child as a BF.. She is right to say that she is a great catch, and TBH anyone that does not realize that there is a lot of acting going on in this shows is clueless. Jax grow up brother don't blow it she is going be someone you are going to want to know in 10 years =). Stassi needs to be an actress and imho it is just a matter of time. P.S. Cast and crew of Vanderpump rules thanks for making a great show !!!
This show has possibilities but watching Stassi is disturbing. I'd love to meet her parents, no one is that crazy without help. It's as if she has no idea that she is completely insane. This girl makes Lisa and her daughter look like a fool. Fire Stassi, keep Jax....he's hot, she's not.
Stassi seriously really needs a reality check. Its quiet clear she IS NOT a princess..My 5 year old granddaughter behaves better than she does....
Lisa, please fire Stasi, or whatever the hell her name is. She's awful. Don't keep her on because she's making ratings, fire her because she's a mean egotistical person. She thinks she's better than anyone else in the restaurant!!
Lisa, I'm surprised that your daughter is/was friends with Stassi, as they seem to be polar opposites: It didn't take long to see that Stassi is incredibly ugly - inside and out. She's just so nasty! I do believe her mother was mistaken: Her ancestor was not a Swedish princess; rather, she is a descendent of the wicked witch of the West!! PLEASE tell me that you gave Stassi what she deserved: A pink slip and a swift kick in the ass! Also, it disturbed me to see what looked like blatant theft: One of the servers seemed to be showing off that she "pocketed" her tip rather than put it in the "pool" that Stassi so fiercely insisted upon. And it looked like the bartender dipped his hand into the cash register to help himself to some cash. It seems like Sur's manager needs to step up his game...otherwise...well, I guess we'll just have to tune in! BTW, Lisa, I think you are the ultimate "Real Housewife!" You've been my favorite from the start! I just wish I was in your circle!
i can't wait to watch tonights episode. Can Stossi! She's pretty, smart. but the meanness has got to go, its ugly!!
Lose Stassi.....she is hard to watch. Mean girl. Very jealous of any pretty girl. she obviously doesn't pull her own weight at he restaurant.
Sam64 OMG NO KIDDING!!! The tip conversation determined that. I would be pissed if I had to split tips and why would ANYONE agree to that? Lisa should not even allow that, it makes people lazy, hence Stacci. If someone didn't wan to split tips then so be it. If others want to share with someone who does not pull their weight and gets half of the tips are idiots!! (((((Scheana keep your tips!!!)))))
@lori.sweatmessenger @Sam64 Agreed. Let the slackers split tips and let the workers keep what they EARNED.
Lisa Lisa Lisa, Darling,
Your new show would be better if you would make more of an appearance. You are the reason people have tuned in and have endured an entire episode of a particular blonde, who happens to be so ugly on the inside that her outward beauty is invisible. Compared to this woman, the husband stealing mistress looks saintly and pure.
Thank you and goodbye, Darling :)
Lisa, Luv Luv your show. Everything you do turns into Precious Gold! Saw you on The Wendy Williams show last night and you and Giggy rock! Continue your hard work and well deserved recognition. I think that it is ok for you to show Scheana (the once young and stupid) as you described her behavior to Brandi) just this season. You really should reconsider allowing this young and stupid one any more television time. Your show would of and will always have high rankings with or without Scheana. 15 minutes of her scandalous fame should be over now. Put yourself in Brandi's shoes, (her restaurant and TV show with your ex husbands "young and stupid" mistress) ? Emm.. Not so nice , right? Stay lovely and sincere .
Chama999 needs to get rid of Stacci THIS season..I know too late already wrapped up. Can I pray that she is the one Lisa fires?? lol