The young, the rich, the beautiful. We all want to see them, regardless of which side of the pond we’re on, it’s as addictive as reality TV. This is why Vanderpump Rules and Made in Chelsea have both gained massive audiences and why we’re low-key obsessed with both of them and kind of hate ourselves.
The two share more similarities than differences, the cast is all ridiculously attractive, the drama never happens in real life and everything seems beautifully curated. While Vanderpump Rules edges it out when it comes to drama, Made in Chelsea wins it with pretty scenes and drink throwing.
Vanderpump Rules is still masquerading under the guise that it’s about a group of servers at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR in the same way we were supposed to believe that Lauren Conrad was an intern at Teen Vogue. It’s just following a group of friends some of whom like each other and some don’t which might be why the drama is stagnating this season. Made in Chelsea at least admits they spend their days going around drinking and partying.
And I apparently deeply care about the quality of a random show.
Why do I care? Well, you see I’m a reality connoisseur and overall just a trash person.
This season of Vanderpump Rules is Lala Kent centric, whether you care about if Lala Kent slept with a married man or not it was the main plot point for this season. Well, the only plot point, sure Katie is getting married but the conflict isn’t there and there are only so many times you can see tea towel wedding invitations.
It needs to extend its cast and it needs to extend it quickly.
I’m not talking about dismissing the original core cast, like Made in Chelsea Vanderpump Rules has its core characters. Spencer/Jax, Stassi/Lucy, Binky/Ariana (if you disagree with these comparisons pls let me know we could probably talk for hours) They could easily be rotated in and out depending on what’s going on, or even a Mark-Francis like character who literally floats around the show making bitchy remarks.
But adding extra scenes + cast members could help liven things up, a rotating cast manages to create interweaving story lines so as soon as you get bored with one you’re instantly put in the next.
Also for a show entitled Vanderpump Rules extending the cast to include more servers would give Lisa Vanderpump more of a platform in the show.
It’s not like there isn’t enough drama to go around as we saw with the litany of Sur waitresses who have apparently slept with James one of whom is already friends with Sheena, surely they’ve got a plethora of other problems going on. It would just make things flow a little better and stop one plot point being peddled over a bunch of episodes.
Either that or pls give me the Stassi spin-off we all want or else…