I am so excited to finally see Shahs of Sunset back on the Bravo Schedule. You may recall that Shahs was supposed to return back in October. Unfortunately, the post-production editors at Ryan Seacrest Productions went out on strike trying to get benefits and like health insurance and sick days like their non-reality counterparts receive. I don’t know if they were finally successful or if Bravo just hired different editors but the show is now set to premiere March 2nd at 9 pm. I cannot wait. I have so much tea on this show and it’s going to be the best season ever.
First, here is the official Bravo Press release on the show:
This season finds much of the cast in love with success abounding, but when a scandalous accusation shakes the crew, their lifelong friendships may be changed forever. As the group navigates the most tumultuous year of their lives, it is on a trip to Thailand where they start to understand that their real wealth is each other. Continue reading
Shahs of Sunset Season 4
NEW YORK – September 9, 2014 – Bravo Media gears up for #SHAHctober when “Shahs of Sunset” returns with season four on Monday, October 13 at 9pm ET/PT. This season finds much of the cast in love with success abounding, but when a scandalous accusation shakes the crew, their lifelong friendships may be changed forever. As the group navigates the most tumultuous year of their lives, it is on a trip to Thailand where they start to understand that their real wealth is each other.
Reza is newly engaged and planning a wedding with fiancé Adam, but with the impending nuptials he starts to wonder if he is ready for a lifelong commitment. Asa is helping to fund a home renovation for her parents, but as she struggles to deal with them temporarily moving in, she finds solace in a new art project that reaches oppressed women everywhere. Mike is getting over his fears of commitment and as his girlfriend, Jessica, completes her conversion to Judaism, he prepares to take the plunge and finally propose. Perpetually single, MJ, may have found Mr. Right with new boyfriend, Charlie, but as she braces him to meet her super protective group of friends and worse yet, her mom Vida, questions about her own ability to start a family arise. GG is taking a break from men after she split with her boyfriend two days before they were supposed to move in together. She starts spending more time with her friend of ten years, spitfire Asifa, but it is only a temporary distraction before she gets back into the man game. Continue reading
As much as I like these ridiculous Bravo shows, they always seem to just drag on forever. For the first time in the history of Bravo, the Shahs finale seemed like a nice happy ending. All of the storylines were wrapped up. Everyone pretended to kiss and make up. That should have been the end.
But, no. We are still driving the hilariously stupid gold them into the ground with a reunion at a dinner table. Let’s see if some dumps a plate of tahdig on anyone in this episode.
Andy asks Reza what the hell he was thinking screaming the word faggot at people in a gay club. He says that the guy was talking about Iran like it was Club Med. Um, flashback to 80’s resorts with rampant STDs. Plus the guy was not doing that at all. He talked about missing his family and not being able to see them. Now MJ is joining in to defend Reza and both are saying that FOB is perfectly fine. As far as I am concerned it is perfectly fine if your intent is to insult someone, it’s as good an insult as any. What is not perfectly fine is the two of them acting as if it is a term of endearment. They are both delusional. Just say, “I didn’t like the guy, I called him an FOB, and it’s really not that big of a deal!” But no. That can never happen. Reza and MJ both just seem to try to look like assholes. Reza seems to get it after the tenth question that he needs to apologize and shut up. Continue reading
It time once again for the season finale of Shahs of Sunset. Can you believe it has been three seasons already. We’ve loved them and hated them and loved them again and then totally despised them and now it’s time to part ways once again and wait to see what their season four personalities will be. My greatest hope for season four is that they get rid of the stupid theme song and use Asa’s song, Terangeles instead. But for now it is time to tie up all the lose ends.
First Reza and Mike head to the gym for the incredibly scripted make up scene. Reza goes to train with a gold chain around his neck. On the outside of his tee shirt. They work out for five minutes and then Reza starts the conversation by saying that he feels very distant from Mike and it hurts him. Mike says he is hurt that Reza didn’t give him 100% of his help. Reza says absolutely he did not. For some reason, Mike feels like he is partners with Reza and he should be getting a percentage of his sales. Well that would be awesome if that is the way it worked. But that is an obscene idea. You don’t just decide to partner up with someone and take a percentage of their commissions while you do nothing. All Reza owed Mike if he owed him anything was to give him some pointers. Perhaps some good neighborhoods to canvas. for listings. Let him do some open houses for Reza where he might meet some potential buyers. Tell him to go to all the Persian things his rich Persian friends do pass out as many business cards and shake as many hands as possible. Have his brothers and parents pimp him out. DO SOMETHING other than whining about what Reza is not doing for him. Reza explains that successful agents who take the time to mentor newbies receive a percentage of their commission for teaching them, not the other way around. Reza is right. Mike doesn’t want to pay his dues. Mike says he is going back to commercial real estate, as if he ever left commercial real estate. They hug it out. Continue reading
I am really looking forward to this episode. Due to all sorts things last night I was not able to watch until this morning. I am excited to see the sights of Turkey and….oh wait. That is not what we are getting. We get a scene with Reza and GG inserting anti nausea suppositories up their asses. Seriously, Ryan Seacrest Productions? You were doing so well.
Next, Asa tells Reza that there is a border town in Turkey where they can go and see Iran. Seriously? It’s shocking news that Turkey borders Iran? She just found this information out from a waiter? When I heard they were going to Turkey I fully expected them to be filming the entire episode at the border town. Not in the European city of Istanbul. Sigh. Maybe the breaking news is they have planes in Turkey that take you to other cities? I don’t get it. I must be cranky today because quite frankly this is the 37th thing I have found irritating and annoying since I got up a couple hours ago. I’m going to take a deep breath and consider suspend disbelief about people from Iran not knowing the border countries of their homeland or knowing that air travel exists. EXCEPT! Reza just said in his talking head “I didn’t know it was a possibility to go to the border of Iran. You can go “look at Iran” pretty much anywhere on the border and there is a huge border crossing at Dogubayazit into the Iranian town of Bazargan there are also two smaller crossing points that are much easier to navigate on foot. What am I even talking about this for, Reza probably could not find Iran on a map, with labels. Continue reading
I am so excited for tonight’s episode of Shahs of Sunset for so many reasons. For one, I love Turkey and am dying to see where they go. And for another, while they are in Turkey this group will not be wasted the entire time and hopefully we will see them more civilized with less liquid courage coursing through their veins. And finally we likely will not be distracted by the women’s breasts hanging out for all to see. It should be a fun, more conservative show.
Already Reza is pretending like he cares about his heritage. He doesn’t but my home for him is that he will when he returns from this trip. GG wins the best luggage award with some Gucci looking roll-on with a leather flip top. Crap I forgot about them getting wasted on the flight over. MJ is standing up during take-off. What is wrong with these people? Have they never been in a plane before? It looks like they are in Lufthansa’s business class and are sort of spread out so that may be a good thing. Wow! It’s only 12 hours to Istanbul from the west coast.
Did they actual bring champagne with them? The first thing they do when they get to there van is drink. They toast to being in the middle-east. Well close enough to the middle east I suppose. Istanbul is primarily in Europe.
MJ and GG begin arguing on the first night out in Istanbul. This is not what we want to see Bravo. Why do we need to fly them half way around the world to hear them rehash their stupid arguments in front of a foreign audience? /sigh Yet somehow they end up apologizing and making up. Continue reading