I am way too excited about this show. I was mesmerized by the season highlight reel. Here we go! I love that Asa is moving back into her Venice house. OH! There is the claw bathtub, still not in a bathroom! I hope Asa and Reza still love each other at the end of the season. You know what happens during filming.
Now on to more depressing things. MJ and her mother. Her mother is so critical it makes me sad.
Here comes GG. From what I heard about filming her anger management issues are worse than ever. She’s a pretty girl, but her personality just kills her romantic chances. GG’s sister Leila is pregnant? GG of course has a love interest, Omid, who is “a very dear friend of hers.” He’s very charming according to GG. I doubt this will last three episodes. Calling it now. And…we have the first plug of the show. GG’s hair extensions. GG “has a hair extension company.” Is anyone surprised that GG is doing nothing for “her business?” I’m over her already.
Reza and Mike bromance scene. Time to show off a car. Oh look racist talk amongst the Persians. At least they keep it real.
MJ is going to visit her Aunt with her mother. Let the self-esteem bashing begin. I would love to eat at MJ’s Aunt’s house. But not with her mother. MJ is in tears before dessert arrives. I fear we are in for another long season of her mother breaking her self-esteem and MJ drinking and taking Ambien to deal with it. I really like MJ and hate to see her dealing with all this. Meanwhile, since when to supporting characters get talking heads to defend themselves? I sort of like it.
It seems Reza has been tasked with the long lost friend of the new cast member. Or at least her realtor. Let’s just go with it. Plug number two, Lilly’s swimsuit line. I don’t think the stunt boyfriend of Lilly will ever materialize. I don’t like that Reza likes her. I’m just saying. Oh and she just happens to have a man for Reza. I’m not buying this entire scene, Ryan Seacrest.
Mike is off to a SUPER fancy party. I don’t understand people giving tours of their homes with commentary about how fabulous it is. Shouldn’t they home speak for itself? I’m having Yolanda Foster flashbacks. Mike is a bit um…let’s say he’s a player. He’s the kind of guy you know you shouldn’t play with but you do anyway.
ASA JOON! Asa shouts out Ghadaffi! lol. Asa is trying to book a singing gig at a New York Fashion Week runway show for Michael Costello of Project Runway fame. The girl in charge of writing the checks says she has never heard her music. Now Asa is defensive. Don’t blow this girlfriend! Asa, what kind of middle easterner can’t haggle price? Do you need me to manage you? At least you made it clear you won’t fly coach. Your other two people should not have to either. Also, you needed to discuss hotel accomadations and all of that should have been in addition to your fees.
MJ and Reza hae a heart to heart. Reza helps MJ set up an online dating profile. Reza is not being as supportive as he could be. He knows MJ is already senseitive after dealing with her mother all the time. His humor is not funny to her right now. And stop calling her bitch, Reza!
Oh god. Mandatory dinner all-in ALREADY. No slow start to this season. Mike is jealous of GG. He’s not a fan of Omid. Neither am I. Everyone knows eventually GG and Mike will be together. I know they blame it on editing but I firmly believe these two are made for each other. There may be a narcissitic implosion when they get together, but they are meant to be together and implode. Omid moves to sit next to Asa and she is trying so hard not to stab him with a fork. He’s annoying as hell. GG is pissed that Asa thinks Omid is a douchebag. OH.MY.GOD. I was politely trying not to mention that Omid has a HUGE honker of a nose. But Asa says, “By the way, I appreciate your big nose. Thank you for not getting a nose job.” Oh, Asa.
With all the drama I barely noticed Reza was not there yet. He rolls up very late with Lilly. Can we pause just a minute to notice Asa bangles? One day I’m going to trade one with her. I think I have her beat in weight but not number. Okay back to the show. Omid and GG are making drunken fools out of themselves and this time it is Lilly that calls Omid out. I may end up liking her after all. Reza misses the whole thing by going to the bathroom and returns to chaos. I’d like to point out they are not in a private dining room they are smack in the middle of a nice restaurant surrounded by other patrons. How embarrassing.
So what did y’all think of the show? I love it. Weren’t they supposed to give me a gold bar for watching?