I have been online friends with Asa, MJ, and at times Reza ( who blocked me last season) but I am not sure I can keep watching Shahs of Sunset. OH LORD. MJ has called Mike over to express her dogs anal glands. No. Just Noe.
OMG More just NOE. Lilly comes in to shop with GG and she said Hey Gurl Hey! I am sorry that is my special thing with @koppelformayor the my lil sis from another mother! and father. Follow her she is in Cali and has LOTS of tea! GG made out with Shayan at Lilly’s party but she has a boyfriend. Um, they were on a break. Continue reading
Another thing I refused to watch last night was Shah’s of Sunset “Lost Footage.” I tweeted Bravo that I wish they had lost all the footage from season two permanently. But today, I figure if I can get through Kenya Moore singing I can get through this. I predict more footage to make MJ look bad. Let’s see…We start with Lilly shopping and Reza following her around fawning all over her. Then on to MJ’s dating. She has a lot of things on her list. A lot. Like more than me. A lot. MJ and GG have a discussion about MJ’s possible autism. They are not even as educated on the subject as Jacqueline Laurita. MJ is an airhead. Not autistic. MJ forgets what she is talking about. I can relate.
There is was too much Lily in this episode. So now it is a scene from Villa Rica. This is not a lost scene. This is a scene we wish we had not seen the first time. Reza is telling the story about how he had sex with MJ. Asa says MJ arrived in a cloud of Chardonnay.
Funny lost scene where MJ’s dog ate the prosciutto off the platter and no one noticed. Stupid lost scene with Mike and Reza comparing gay sex to hetero sex. This is a waste of film. Lilly takes Asa for a cellulite treatment. Asa and her family attempt to run a food truck. Asa’s mother complains the whole time and criticizing everyone who is actually working. Continue reading
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It’s time for the first Shah’s of Sunset reunion. I am going to this already disappointed with Reza and I imagine it will get worse. Andy asks GG why she referred to herself as “the Rosa Parks of reality TV.” GG once again claims she was misunderstood and was talking about the backlash that they got from the Persian community last season. The questions are just too stupid to recap so far.
We are going to start with Lilly. Seven minutes in and I am bored. Has Asa even been on camera yet? Lilly says she doesn’t gloat or brag. Lightning did not strike. Lilly uses her ex’s black Amex but she doesn’t need a man to take care of her because she owns her own businesses. Did that make sense to y’all? Also, how does some lawyer from Texas have a black Amex to begin with? I doubt his practice pulls in that kind of money. Lily seems to think that MJ is saying that Ali supports her so she has brought in documents to prove that she is rich. Her business made $72k in January. Um, okay. So after expenses…what is left? Oh Lord, now she is showing Andy her bills of sale for the cars she drove on the show. Andy points out that they are in Ali’s name. Essentially, Lilly came convince us that she has money, while at the same time being the first to take a swing at the MJ pinata. That’s classy. Andy says the Rolls Royce was $280K and Lilly says that she doesn’t need to brag about that. Andy rolls his eyes and says, “You Continue reading
FINALLY, I have some time to watch last weeks Shahs. I am dying to see Asa’s performance! I just needed the time to fully enjoy the episode, so here goes! We are back at Reza’s “peace summit.” GG apologizes to Asa for the way she reacted to her anger. Asa rejects the apology and off GG goes to GGland. Asa says the word ‘wack’ eleventy billion times and leaves the house. GG is still very defensive and Mike and Reza try to teach her how to apologize.
MJ and her mother go shopping as per her therapist instructions so that her mom can practice not being critical. She literally doesn’t make it past the point where MJ parks the car. MJ’s mom suggests wearing clothes that are not so tight. I finally agree with her about something. Although she lost me when she suggested chiffon.
Young Asa in Berlin
Asa’s rehearsal is having some problems. She’s very nervous. All I really focused on was her bangles. Meanwhile, Mike goes to his parents to get their blessing on Jessica. Reza has a date with Adam and manages to make comments about white people. Again. Adam is talking marriage and Reza is not that into Adam. Perhaps it’s yet another stunt casting. Zipping through yet ANOTHER Lilly scene that is her getting hair and makeup.
Love MJ and Drizzy. So hope this is a real relationship and she is happy. I am so glad that Asa is getting so much screen time. She has gotten the main storyline in the finale on both seasons.
OMG! It’s Anita! Who is now listed as “GG’s friend!” No explanation of why she is not “Reza’s friend” anymore and is now BFF’s with her sworn enemy from last season. Oh, reality TV. But whatevs. I love Anita! Oh here comes the acknowledgement that last year they hated each other. GG says in her talking head that she feels isolated and hopes things will improve with the others. There is still a bit of her defensiveness and failure to see her role in the situation, but I think she is trying.
Asa does great at Persian Palooza! I really wish I would have gone to see her performance in person. And they lived happily ever after….
Okay, NOW I am going to prepare for the reunion. I can’t say I am looking forward to tonight. I expect it to be an hour of Reza hurling insults at MJ.
TMZ seems suddenly very aware of MJ of Shahs of Sunset. They just love to catch her in a bikini. Who could possibly be trying to get mean publicity on MJ in advance of the upcoming reunion? Could it be her former BFF ? I hear Reza and Lilly pounded her relentlessly during the reunion. It’s sort of sad that a fat kid like Reza would resort to this just because he looks like an asshole now on national TV. Continue reading
Shahs of Sunset picks back up at the dinner party from hell in Mexico. Reza and MJ are sitting outside talking and Asa comes out and MJ goes off on her and tells her to go fuck herself. MJ is pissed that Asa called her a pill popper. MJ said she took an Ambien on plane but that doesn’t make her a pill taker! MJ walks off presumably back to her hotel room.
An hour later Reza is in the hot tub with Asa and Lilly, this season’s three musketeers. Reza says that MJ texted him and that she and Sammy were going to the club. Mike is allegedly passed out in the bed. Asa says she feels bad for calling MJ a pill popper. Reza says he wish it could have been a private conversation with just him and MJ and Asa. Lilly chimes in to say that MJ took an Ambien at the airport and Lilly pointed out it was a two hour flight. Lilly says MJ said she took it “just for fun.” Asa says she feels really bad and starts listening reasons why, like her crazy mother and Reza laughs.
MJ is in the club with Sammy her true friend. I suppose she has forgotten about how things go when she parties with Sammy. MJ misses Reza and tweets him from the club. In her tweets she mentions that Asa is dead to her now.
Meanwhile we return to the domestic craziness that is GG. Her mother wants to make her breakfast but GG says no. GG who just last episode had a big temper tantrum with her sister saying she was going to do it all by herself. Her sister wanted to help but GG was not having it. Now that GG is seeing all the work involved she is bitching about having no help. GG arrives to the venue to discover none of the crew is there. So she calls her mommy. Continue reading
So Joy Behar has a show on Current (for like the next five minutes because Al Jazeera just bought the network) and Reza, MJ, Asa, Mike and GG were on for half an hour on Tuesday night. I just got finished watching it and it was the best interview with pretty much anyone I’ve ever seen. Joy needs her own show on a major network. This is not the Joy who follows the Barbara Walter’s edict on The View. This is Joy, the person who asks the questions people want to ask not the question from the interviewees PR agent’s list of acceptable questions. And she lets her guests just keep talking themselves into places they should not go. Let me try to recap.
Reza and MJ are sitting closest to Joy and they take over most of the interview. Lilly is thankfully absent. Joy begins by asking how they were cast. I have heard many versions of this story. I could have sworn the original version was that the producers called Sammy. If fact, here’s a link to my original post about Sammy where he relates the producers calling him. So, how did you (Sammy) end up on “Shahs of Sunset”? “One of the first people I came to meet was [Producer] Jesse [Leed]. His girlfriend [Marisa Weber] and I have been friends for 15 years. About 2.5 years ago they came up with this idea. I was the first person [that they called]. We shared a lot of fun nights together in the few years we’ve known each other before he decided to do this show. He was just always on me to do something. I said, “Okay, let’s do it.” That makes it odd that Sammy was the one knocked down to “Friend of the Shahs” status for season two, no? Especially since I heard from more than one reliable source during season two filming that “Sammy is no filming season two.” Continue reading
I am so behind on the blogging for this week. Sundays and Mondays are so full that I am not longer going to be able to blog them as they happen. Actually, my posts will probably be better since I can take my time and not feel so pressed to get things done right away.
Reza and Asa driving down the street in Asa’s pretty white Mercedes and Reza’s talking head proclaims that nobody gets him like Asa and they are the King and Queen. This seems odd after Reza spent last season turning his Persian nose up at Asa’s unique fashion sense and talking about how she is an embarrassment. But, since Asa was so popular on the first season and Reza is the star of the show in his head, Reza now thinks she is fantastic. Asa is in a tank top sporting a ton of gold. If you have it, wear it I always say! Asa wants to do a live performance of her music. Spoiler alert! It’s this season’s season finale. I heard it went very well. Continue reading
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GG and Omid go out for drinks. It’s a date. GG seems happy and laughing around Omid. Ooops. Omid just said that he was at the party last night with all of GG’s friends and she is now in bitch mode. Omid is filling GG in on the details (for the camera, this is probably the third take). GG actually looks great. And cut!
Reza is out with his mother. His mother hates the mustache. I think he would look better without it. His mom is trying to tell Reza he needs to be more mature now that he is turning 40 (he says 39). Reza’s mother says she likes MJ and Reza explains that he is pissed at MJ because she did not abandon her friendship with GG when he and GG were fighting. Well he makes it seem like GG just attacked him and he was the innocent victim in whatever went on between them. Somehow I doubt that. Reza’s mother says that Reza expects too much from his friends and that he needs to make up with MJ. Reza should listen to his mother.
At MJ’s house, she is planning her own birthday party. She’s asking everyone to bring a single guy instead of a present. This is a fabulous idea! I may do this for my next birthday! Okay, probably not, I am over the whole party vibe. Perhaps I’ll just buy myself a stripper.
Reza and Mike are doing headshots for their bromance/partnership. I assume that this will be for their business cards. During the photoshoot, they conveniently open the birthday E-vite. Reza asks if he should just roll in there like nothing happened. Um, dude, MJ tried that at Tehran’s party and you had a gay hissyfit about it and blew her up in front of everyone. Continue reading
Here we go. LOL at the change in translation from episode to episode from MJ calling Reza a piece of filth to calling him a piece of dirt. Same thing. Why the change? It does play into the MJ sympathy curve? I am buying the MJ sympathy storyline hook line and sinker by the way.
Reza is telling Mike that MJ has wronged him because GG said bad things about him and she didn’t stick up for him. In his talking head he says MJ is wrong for calling him fat. Well…Reza….for one you admitted on camera at the end of last season you were gaining weight. And for another MJ never called you fat, she said she sticks up for you, she was using other people calling you fat as an example. And finally, you talk about MJ being fat all the time and later in this very episode you will call Sammy fat. Fat people get called fat. Don’t ask me how I know this. Stop making excuses for your mishandling of a situation. You’ve know MJ for decades. You should treat her better than some ho who rides in on a horse from fucking Houston. END OF STORY. But I’m going to get to that.
Lilly has a sister who showed up to be on the show. I don’t think she talks like Lilly in annoying screechy voice. I really don’t know because she barely spoke before I zipped through that part. Continue reading
Okay, what the hell was that Shahs of Sunset finale all about? What was Ryan Seacrest Production thinking? Even if they felt the need to have this abysmal episode, it definately should have ended with everyone at Asa’s release of Tehrangeles. It brought some class to the whole season and could have ended the season with everyone dancing and celebrating even if MJ glared at Sammy from across the room. We surely didn’t need the whole “fake dinner to celebrate an imaginary deal Mike closed” ending. Since when do reality TV shows end with episodes that have you worried for the survival of a major cast member? Simply the worst finale ever.
Last night’s episode was a close second to the most depressing episode in the history of reality TV, when Pedro Zamora died on the San Francisco version of The Real World. Frankly, I am amazed that MJ is still alive. I don’t even know where to start. First MJ’s best friend tells her that her mother doesn’t love her. Jesus Christ, Reza. I don’t recall MJ harping on the fact that your father was a deadbeat womanizer. There were no very special episodes where she gently caressed your arm and said, “Reza, don’t be a drama queen, your father is a deadbeat homophobe that walked out on you and your mother and never looked back. Sucks to be you!” Nope, despite the fact you didn’t have the Father of the Year, MJ supported you flying across the country to be there as you attempted reconciliation. You would think your friend of 20 years driving a knife in your heart and saying out loud, to your face, the words. “Your mother doesn’t love you.” would be the worst thing to happen to MJ this episode. You would be wrong.
MJ’s very good friend Sammy, agrees to plan a blind date for MJ since she was hooking him up with a very nice girl. So what does Sammy do? He brings MJ’s ex-boyfriend who is some sort of Iranian pervert out to hone his rape skills. MJ is a drunken mess when she arrives for the date and Sammy quickly opts to get her drunker. While MJ’s friend expresses concerns that the Iranian molester is mauling the drunken MJ while she wriggles in a vain attempt to escape. Sammy is so busy telling the girl she needs to “tone up” (please refer to pictures of Sammy) that he completely ignores her attempts to get him to intervene and save MJ who is a mere three feet away. Eventually MJ’s friend distracts the molester long enough for MJ to escape where she drunkenly wanders into the street while Sammy lies to her friend telling her she is just fine. Sammy and the molester probably just roll on to another club leaving MJ’s friend to fend for herself. Frankly, she dodged a bullet.
You would think that surely
would be the worst thing to happen to MJ this episode. In truth, everything is so bad that it is difficult to rank them all in order of most horrific. MJ also had a lovely luncheon with her mother where she attempts to get her mother not to be such a bullying bitch whose sole mission is to crush her daughter’s soul. This did not go well either. Her mother tell her that she is “not marriage material.” Essentially she says that no man is ever going to love her so she may as well just not even consider marriage an option and to prepare to die all alone. Gee, this is a great support system this woman has. I am starting to worry less about her drinking problem and wonder if she can possibly drink enough!
But wait, there is one more scene. MJ who clearly has a masochistic streak a mile wide agrees to attend the requisite fake luncheon with the entire cast for the obligatory final scene. She bravely attends despite the fact that Sammy will be there and attempts to clear the air. Sammy walks in to an audio overlay that says basically, no matter how shitty I treat MJ, there is nothing that can come between our friendship. Then when MJ explains how hurtful it was that he would bring some scumbag for her to date and completely fail to protect her from his molestation, Sammy manages to become an even bigger douchebag. He tells MJ that the reason he brought Chester the Molester as her companion for the evening is because he called lots of other guys and none of them want anything to do with her. It was a deep and scarring cut that she will never forget.
MJ needs to move. Move to New York. Move to Brazil. Move to Nova Scotia. Just move far away from these people. She’s in a toxic environment and she is going to end up drinking herself to death if she stays. Move to one of the Florida Keys and open a bait shop. Something. Meanwhile that was the worst finale in the history of the world. Instead of looking forward to next season, I’m starting to think I can’t watch anymore. Bravo has taken its degradation of women to a whole ‘nuther level this time.