Vanderpump Rules Is Back! Why This Season Has Been the Best in Years (Even Before the #Scandoval Broke)

Vanderpump Rules Ariana Raquel Season 10

Sexy. Unique. Resurgence.

Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules has long been a treasured guilty pleasure for reality TV fans, following the self-involved and self-destructive staff at Lisa Vanderpump’s L.A. restaurant SUR. In recent seasons, though, the trashy good times had begun to wane, and we started to wonder if the party was over. But fear not! Season 10, which debuted last month, has roared back with a vengeance, shaking off the doldrums that plagued the past few seasons and recapturing the chaotic drama that made it so great in the first place. And that’s all before we even found out about the jaw-dropping affair allegations that have exploded on social media and shaken the entire cast to the core. (Viewers agree, apparently: Last week’s episode hit the show’s highest ratings in nearly three years.)

So how did Pump Rules manage to turn back the clock and submit its best season in years? And how does the infamous tabloid sensation known as the #Scandoval figure into the rest of the season? Raise your glasses high and join us as we list off the six reasons why Vanderpump Rules is worth watching again, including a look ahead to how Tom Sandoval’s illicit liaison with Raquel and split from Ariana could affect how the rest of Season 10 plays out. (Yes, Bravo’s cameras have been rolling to catch all of the fallout.)

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