"What happens when a cast starts to outgrow the roles they’ve been playing so successfully for so long?" asks Zan Romanoff, adding that she finds herself in a strange place as a fan of Vanderpump Rules. "In theory, I want to keep watching Vanderpump Rules forever," says Romanoff. "It has reliably been the highlight of my winter for the better part of the last decade — who would want to say goodbye to that kind of relationship? And yet, the part of me that’s invested hundreds of hours into these peoples’ lives, who cannot help but feel a little tender toward them, wants them to grow up and go away, to let go of the drama and find something else to do with themselves."