After 'Sunset'

MJ confronts her mother, Reza gets back into shape, and Asa makes moves in the season finale.

Apr 15, 20120

 

And so we made it -- it's the season finale. I felt like I was just getting to know the cast, and in some weird way I'm going to miss them. Let's re-check in with each cast member, as we did in the season's first recap.

We'll start with Reza -- last week's episode was really his finale for me. Even he said it was maybe the most pivotal day of his life. He's talking to his dad, and I feel good about where their relationship is going. I guesshe has to lose some weight because that seems to be his main concern right now. Oh, and being a Bravolebrity. Watch this.

It was MJ's turn to break my heart this week -- she confronted her mother, giving her one last chance to be nice to her. And her mother once again baffled me by telling her own daughter that she's not marriage material. MJ but just be so used to hearing it because if I was told that I would've been bawling. It wasn't like when Big told Carrie she wasn't the marrying kind. This was just mean. I hope one day MJ and her mother can make their conversation more constructive.

69 comments
constanc
constanc

Reza/Mike/''n other guys expect 'big nose 'o'' make the SHOW--I Just love reza/mike .. they tell it like it is..keep it REAL To My Man REZA''LOV YA..Asa,Lilly-go girls --take MJ out N her mean -mom...*she's hanging with CRAZY ''GG to much..

peterj
peterj

I think MJ is a beautiful woman and deserves better than the creep that was all arms. She should be treated like the woman she is!

humb6404
humb6404

I know this is a show for entertainment, and I hope you don't drink to the point of oblivion as often as they make it appear. Who was your friend in the scene where the guy was mauling you? I have seen "Hannah" in a show, commercial or somewhere before and it is driving me crazy that I can't remember where or what I have seen her in. You will definitely be marriage material once you learn to love yourself and not seek approval from ANYONE. Never marry for validation. Your mom seems to project her mistakes from when she was younger onto you. Just because she wasn't marriage material in no way does that mean you are not marriage material.

figgetful1@yahoo.com
figgetful1@yahoo.com

@ Mercedes....My only wish is that you realize how wonderful a person you are so that you gain the confidence to be the woman YOU are and not regret that you're not the woman your mother wants you to be.  If I had my choice, you would be the friend I'd choose first of all the ladies on the show. xo

pincus.01
pincus.01

Mercedes I know how you feel about having such a dominating mother, but, hang in there hopefully things will change. You seem like a great woman and yes, you are marriage material, when its time it will happen. Smile, because you are so pretty and we dont want to see tears. :)

CBILL
CBILL

Mercedes, you are marriage material ...

helgasometimes
helgasometimes

I was not planning on watching the show. I caught an episode and becamr addicted. I love love reza and mj. Please bring this show back for another season. I am addicted.

GGFan
GGFan

GG joon...you are awesome.

critic
critic

Reza should not forgive his father so easily. His father has years and years (and not that much time left) to make up for what he did nor didn't. If children have to be accountable for their actions, so should parents, when it comes to abandonment.

lyudmila
lyudmila

LOKING FORWARD FOR 2ND SEASON

Walshais
Walshais

Wow,i had to just write a quick comment on the last episode,My fave shows on Bravo are usually the Housewives but i started to check this show out mid season and it grew on me.I loved Reza's reunion with his father and i was amazed how emotional i got after watching it,i have some complex issues with my own Dad and i could relate! I really just wanted to comment on the appalling behavior of Sammy to his supposed friend MJ,seems like she took an empowered step to end that relationship with that guy and for Sammy to bring him as her blind date was so mean hearted,then to watch the guy groping and sleazing all over her as she was clearly uncomfortable was even worse.....then he actually has the balls to tell MJ's friend that she needs to lose weight WTF!! His later comments at their meeting were disgusting and really when you look back at his performance threw out the show he is an ugly person,he hangs around with and hooks up with women half his age which he obviously has no respect for,he dresses like a joke and maybe he needs to take a look in the mirror before he passes judgement on how women look,in his business dealings he comes across as weak minded and his so called favor he did for Mohammed was sooo stupid, as a business man who takes money and gives it back,weak business move and if i was Mohammed i would never respect him after that.

casey3
casey3

Sorry, still don't get why this is a show. Bravo, you can do way better than this..

diana sabur
diana sabur

I am part persian and I am so disappointed and sad that this show will not be on tonight. It was so entertaing and funny th at both my husband and i looked forward to watching it every sunday. we really loved Reza...Please bring this show back onnthe air

lrochelle
lrochelle

I love this show! At first i thought that these were a bunch of spoiled rich people but as it went on I began to see get to know them and see how they have grown. Please bring them back BRAVO!

TO ALL The Shahs
TO ALL The Shahs

I'm going to miss the show! Everyone brings something different to the show** GG you have come a long way from the beginning I was shocked at how mature and responsible you became towards the end! Bravo :) MJ stay strong I think your mother will realize after the show is over how she has taken you for granted! Mike you are such a sweet person and I hope you find the girl you are looking for. Reza what can I say you are a loyal friend and have a big heart! Sammy I think you are a great person but what you did to MJ was not cool! I thought you would of ended off on a better note! Putting her down on camera was horrible hope she can forgive you for that. Can't wait for season 2 hope Bravo airs it soon waiting to long for a show makes people lose interest! Please air it soon!!!

Beautiful MJ
Beautiful MJ

Girl you are awesome! I wish your mom was more nice to you!! I agree what parents do affect kids their whole life! Why can't they see this?? Being a parent is a blessing and should never be taken for granted!

Jessica

Shirley g
Shirley g

By far the best show Eva, I'm always laughing, this show has gone top og the list and I watch a lot of reality!!! So Reza says bible just like the kardashians, wonder if that's a middle eastern thing? Anywho I love Asa, Reza, MJ and Sammy they make the show!!! GG needs therapy and it's not as hot and fashion toward as she thinks she is, she need to step up her game!! I love real ness and her cast members have this!!! Love the show new season needs to start now!!!!!!!

Atlanta GA
Atlanta GA

This show's season was too short. When is it coming back? I miss Reza, GG and Mike :(

Atlanta Viewer
Atlanta Viewer

I was hell bent not to indulge in another attempted show to have the middle eastern culture shoved down my throat . While leaving the T.V. on while cleaning I could hear the story lines and thought hmmm maybe I was wrong . To my dismay I found most of the cast to be real and humble . I love how the show didn't focus on all the ritz but more on their personal struggles . I fell in love with Reza and Mj . What a supportive and loving friendship . Then there is G.G. , underneath all that anger is a sweet and loyal girl . I hope she finds her prince charming , she deserves to be happy . Best wish to all from Atlanta

Lindsay
Lindsay

BRAVO, get this show off the air!

AG in LA
AG in LA

I was so moved by Reza's confrontation with his Dad. I am a Syrian Jew with a very similar family dynamic. I live with my boyfriend and not only is he not sephardic, he isn't jewish. My grandmother has not only been un-accepting of his religion, she has practically disowned me. She used to be someone i looked up to and I have shed so many tears over the situation. My boyfriend doesn't understand her point of view at all. This episode helped him to understand that I'm not alone in this situation. I couldn't agree more with Reza- middle eastern people need to love each other, no matter what religion.

YVEY69
YVEY69

I'm so sad..I want the shahs to be on every sunday:(( the best show on Bravo.

kachina01
kachina01

i grew to like the show even though it took some adjusting to the culture shock. i like reza who seems to be open, honest and wears his heart on his sleeve. ditto mj. found asa's storyline very compelling and a different career from the standard bravo fair. mj, what a great person to have as a friend--honest, caring, and vulnerable. gg is mentally unstable, and i was very uncomfortable watching her. her only story line is her instability. mike seems like a very nice guy, but had no story line so was boring. sammy is a total pig judging from his comments to women, so i'm sure you'll keep him on just for the polarizing factor. the common denominator of careers in real estate has fizzled for me and is repetitious. bravo has too many personalities who have careers in real estate along with their real estate themed shows. you need new characters in "shahs of sunset" who do something else. i realize the "shahs" are not representative of the whole iranian community, but please can't you give some stylists from some of the other shows to dress these people.

Stephanie W
Stephanie W

I am a huge fan of all the housewife shows on every channel and when the promotions started for this I thought I have no interest in a bunch of rich middle eastern real estate agents. I have nothing in common. None of them are mothers or fathers they are obber successful and I am not middle eastern. However I caught the last half hour and immediately became addicted. Reza makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside he is like 14 karat gold in a silver world very rare. MJ is a great fit too she is understanding and always fun and sweet. Now at first I thought GG is a stuck up mean girl but I think she is going to surprise people with her growth. I think she is going to watch, reflect, and learn maybe more than any other cast member key word maybe. Asa is on this psychedelic trip and it's going to be an interesting ride and I am glad that I get to watch her grow and rise. With Asa I feel like she is as real as they come and she just shines she is already a star. Sammy I feel like has this wall up and I don't want to see him knock it down I want to see him sprint over them and reverse and knock them down. Then you have Mike who is coming back from a rough patch. I want to see him start a family that what I think would be great for him. I feel as though climbing to the top of the night club industry is no challenge. I would like to see him in a different view. I am a white woman who grew up in suburbia and everyone did and still do stereo type middle eastern people as one thing or another and no lie I am seeing them in a different light because of this show. I do not see them as spoiled or snooty I see them as hard working and strong people because of the obstacles they have already endured. This is my pick for reality show next year. I would put a mustache on that :)

FMcC
FMcC

You should do more shows like this, different cultures. People might learn something about the differences in everyone and find similarities in all cultures.

FMcC
FMcC

I didn't think I'd watch the show. It was interesting. Really enjoyed Asa, Reza and sometimes MJ. You can leave GG and Sammy off. Mike was ok. Reza and Asa made the show very interesting.

NorthCarolina
NorthCarolina

I wasnt going to watch the show at first, but I gave it a chance. Its pretty good, and kept my attention. Here's my dish. Asa - weird at first, but seems like shes going places. She could be a whole lot more beautiful if she would control her hair frizz. Just sayin. Her music is strangely captivating. GG - thought i would hate her, but actually I like her. Shes owning up to her flaws and attempting to fix them. Wish she would take back saying she doesnt like ugly people. Esp. sinces she claims to have been made fun of -_- MJ - Shes okay, she seems drunk all the time, even in the interview parts. And, I think sammy was trying to clue her in on her downward spiral this last episode - thats a true friend. Oh, and I also think her and her mother have a communication issue, neither one of them understands what the other is trying to convey. They need a mediator to "interpret". Her mom loves her, but she sees certain flaws that hold MJ back from her fullest potential. MIKE - Hes hot on the outside, no doubt- but we all know that men lose some of their attractiveness when they are playboys. Its interesting to see his professional side because it offers more than just the typical angle of the "hot guy" character. Hope he does well. REZA - hes just likeable and no flaws have yet to be pointed out about him. The only one I can find is that he seems to be a 23yr old in a 46yr olds body =\ sorry! But his attitude seems to young for his actual age. His family story is touching and relateable, and congrats to him for mending his relationship with his father.It will make him a better person. Now, he needs confront MJ on her alcohol consumption issues as a true friend should. last but not least Sammi - hmm He's the least persianish character on the show. He seems very immature with the playboy/party attitude. Although he does work so props for that. I keep thinking hes interested in men but then I see him with women and im like "oh yeah, he likes women." He did treat his date(which has been on some other Bravo show, possibly match maker but not 100% sure!) bad. He seemed annoyed with her, but everyone was annoyed with him =/. Im on the flipside of hte coin with his MJ issue. I believe he was trying to point out that shes going down a slippery slope and people around town are starting to talk. The true friend thing to do. However, his approach and timing were off which completely squash and misshape his efforts. Hopefully he'll try again. Thats all folks! Bring it back for another season, or atleast give us an update!

Sfcnb
Sfcnb

Sammi I feel sorry for you.

Can someone please tell me MJS friend hannas last name or if she has been on any other shows?? She looks so familiar. Thank you

New Shahs fan
New Shahs fan

I swore up and down that I would not give this show a chance, but I'm so glad I did! Love love love Reza & MJ!! Sammy you are a self entitled, self important snake in the grass, shame on you. Love Mike and Asa! GG...whatever. Would love to see another season of this show Bravo!!

Susieb63
Susieb63

I have really enjoyed watching the Shahs of Sunset. I am an American "girl" who has been married to a Persian for many years; with two grown kids. Watching this has given me a little more insight into some of the cultural issues that we have faced over the years! Each of the cast has been interesting. GG drives me a little crazy with her stereotypical Persian Princess behavior, and Sammy was a schmuck to MJ. Speaking of MJ, I really enjoy her and am sorry to see the way her mother treats her; she seems like a great person. I find Reza fun to watch as well. I'm glad that the Shah's will be returning. As many others have mentioned, I hope next season is longer; and I wish each member well.

Shahin
Shahin

I love the show. I love you Rian Seacrest! You are a genius! I love you all, the cast members of the Shah. You are all beautiful, successful and represent iranians well. Sure, we all have family issues that have polarized family members but it is the fact of life. The show is very sophisticated and portrays many messages. Hopefully, most people will get it. Rian, please bring the show back for the new season. Love you guys!

sparkygirlrox
sparkygirlrox

I had so much fun watching this show!! I loved it! The fashion was great and I learned a bit about the Persian culture. Please bring it back for another season!!!

COFAN
COFAN

I am so glad I gave this show a chance. It was more than entertaining. Learned some about the coulter and fell in love with some very interesting people. In real life, our true friends are each unique and bring different points of view. I enjoyed the friends (not Slimmy) showed how even if you fight, real friends can have a honest conversation afterwards. It is not about being right and wrong. Sometimes one or both do owe the other an apologize. Loved everyone but Sleezy. No use for someone who doesn't value another person. He treated his date like she was being served to him. Only slightly better than he treated MJ. He literally served MJ up to her EX Being aware of the dangerous situation then blamed her and trashed her. He didn't buy her diamond earrings as a sign of his love for her. It was to show he could. He even lied about how much he spent. Who does that? MJ's friend was great. She reacted and stood up to Sleezy and the Ex. She needs an acknowledgment for what she did in a very BAD situation.

Cindy1963
Cindy1963

BRAVO AND RYAN SEACREST--PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE BRING BACK SHAHS OF SUNSET!! AND CAN YOU BRING IT BACK LONGER NEXT SEASON? THIS SEASON WAS REALLY GOOD BUT WAY TOO SHORT. NICE WORK BRAVO, THANKS.

WinstonChurchill'sMama
WinstonChurchill'sMama

Did Sammy seriously tell his date that she had to "tone up"???? Hello, has he looked in the mirror lately?

danieliza
danieliza

I LOVED this show! It's so much better than any of the housewives shows! And Millionaire Matchmaker is ridiculous, repetitious... and Patti is obnoxious! The Shahs of Sunset is entertaining and interesting.

G in Toledo
G in Toledo

I love this show. I hope it returns for another season because we can only watch so much of the housewives.

sharpie
sharpie

i'm so sad my shah's is over. thanks for the entertaining show and the education on persian history.

Fourth Jul Babe
Fourth Jul Babe

I enjoyed the Shahs and hope you bring them back. I've watched all the Housewives , but this is like a breath of fresh air. Still trying to figure out Sammy and think that When Mike finds the wife, he'll never be true to her. GG needs to be on some meds and needs a good phyical some of her aggression might be hormaonal. MJ watch the drinking it will get away from you before you know it. Reza I throughly enjoy you. I like your energy and your passion for people and so expressive. Consider acting for real. You need to write a book about you life , I sure would buy it. Telling about how you got to where you are and where you are going. About your mixed culture and how it has affected you. I would enjoy you as a friend. I'm always interested about people and their cultures. I didn't know there were Persians in Iran or that some were Jews. I have a real Iranian prayer rug bought from an Iranian pilot that was training at one of our military bases in the states, he wanted the money to take some electronics back to Iran. That was when the Shah was in power. I also met and Iranian military high ranking officer related to the Shah. Please keep the show it is truly interesting.

Whitegirlraisedlatina
Whitegirlraisedlatina

How beautiful to see the Persian culture in a positive way. MJ: you're gorgeous just the way you are. GG: addiction specialist? If you knew about the program of recovery and practiced its principles you wouldn't behave the way you do. Reza: I just love you. Mike: you're fine and a gentleman. Asa: OMG! Awesome person and artist. Sammy: lose weight and open you're mind. You were a complete azzhole with MJ and unfortunately you confirm the stereotype of a fat creepy Persian. Hope that Bravo brings back the Shahs of Sunset!

SweetJayne
SweetJayne

MJ, I just watch the last show and my heart goes out to you in regards to your Mother. I am also a mother of 3 adults. It hurt me to watch your mother and someone in this message blog said you should distance yourself from your mother......don't do that, I totally disagree with your mother, but you are probably all that she has in life. I would recommend some heavy group praying asking God for a miracle and to soften her heart and for her to show only love and kindness to you, her only child. I don't know you but I think you are a smart, kind person inside and out. And if you don't want to get married then you shouldn't feel pressure into doing something you are not ready for.

SweetJayne
SweetJayne

Sammy, OMG, you owe MJ an apology BIG TIME! You betrayed her friendship by putting her in a situation with that octopus. Shame on you Sammy for not taking care of your girl. When you apologize to MJ make sure you apologize with a diamond bracelet (to let the fans know you are sincere).

Joliereine1
Joliereine1

I was expecting another version of the Kardashians, but I was pleasantly surprised by how fun and cultural this show was. I hope the show comes back for another seasons and a longer one. It good to see genuine friendships where people look out for each other.

Viewer from San Francisco
Viewer from San Francisco

What a fantastic show. I was surprised at how short the season was and really hope to see it come back for a second season. I know it's highly doubtful that cast members read these comments. But if they do, I just want to say how much I respect these people. Like someone else said, Reza seems to be very in touch with himself and each of his friends. I wish him the very best in finding his true love. GG is amusing and has obviously had some issues I believe she is working hard to overcome. Therapy to help with the anger issues will hopefully help her maintain her friendships and find the man she is looking for. Not much to say about Mike -- super cute, seems honest and if he wants to settle down, I hope he will. Sammy disappointed me in the last episode. He really didn't seem to be the friend to MJ that she had thought he was. That said, I know we only see what the editors want us to see. I hope they've made up and that he steps it up and is a better friend. He's obviously great at his job, and I hope to hear more about the houses he's financing/building. And I've saved the best for last, Asa and MJ -- Asa is an amazing artist and singer. I want to buy her music when it's for sale! I'm checking iTunes right after this post. Keep going. You are amazing, and I could see you being a great cross-over artist--a huge star in the Persian community and far beyond. And MJ--again, I know we only see what the editors want us to see. But the scenes with her mother are heartbreaking. I can't say I understand it completely, but I've had similar difficulties with my family and have a lot of empathy for her. I am impressed with MJ's business acumen. Who knew she also speaks 5 languages? Incredible. Don't listen to your Mom. You are marriage material IF you want to be. In fact, we all are. You seem to be a warm and lovely friend. I hope you find solace in your friends and peace in yourself. I'd love to see more of this group of friends. They seem more "real" than most of the reality shows out there. I don't watch much reality TV, but because I am interested in the Persian culture, be it in Beverly Hills or in a middle-class or poorer area, I watched this show with great anticipation every week! Thank you, Bravo! Bring back the Shahs of Sunset for more seasons!

Ben1971
Ben1971

Awesome show ... I cannot believe that the season is already over! These guys are fun to watch, particularly Reza who is articulate, fun, smart, likable, and hilarious.

nona12
nona12

MJ- maybe your mothers issues are from her childhood. your future does not depend on if your mother is proud but your looking for approval n you may never get that from her. live your life back off the drinking n live. REZA is a very good person - how wonderful that you have this friend in life. Don't do to anyone what you don't want done to you "KARMA"

ncladybyrd63
ncladybyrd63

Reza....protect MJ from her mother. She's evil. She's punishing her daughter for her bad life. This poor girl needs to get away from her as soon as possible or she will be left with nothing but a shell of a life. Sammy...just kick him to the curb. You don't treat friends like that.

NadaFan
NadaFan

and you are living your name@SweetJayne. God Bless, you all.