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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.
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..
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!
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.
@ 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
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. :)
Sammy's a creep and NO friend. He's mean, fat, unkind, self centered and sleezy. No wonder he's single. RUN MJ!! He thinks putting you down and setting you up with your ex, another sleeze, is funny, and then somehow makes it your fault? What a jerk!
MJ I know she's your mother and you must respect her. But, let it slide like a ducks back. You are who you define yourself to be. Take what she says and fuel it to be greater, more passionate, and more loving to others. Turn it into greatness. May you continue to strive and be blessed.
I LOVE THE SHAHS OF SUNSET I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PERSIANS, JEWS, ETC. I'M FROM HAWAII, BUT I LOVE EVERYONE OF THESE PEOPLE!!!! MJ, RAZA, YOU BOTH ARE MY FAVORITE!!!! RAZA IT BROKE MY HEART TO SEE HOW YOU WERE TREATED BY YOUR OWN FAMILY grandma and dad BUT FORGIVENESS SETS YOU FREE! AND IT MADE ME CRY TO SEE YOUR DAD SAY SORRY, AND TO SEE ALL OF YOUR HURT COME OUT, I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME, AND MJ YOU HAVE SUCH HIGH RESPECT FOR YOUR MOTHER THATS HONORABLE, I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT SEASON FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME FOR ME!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!! WONDERFUL PEOPLE, I WOULD LOVE TO HANG OUT WITH YOU ALL!
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I love this show because it shows that we all may be different ethnicities, but it shows how very much we're the same. I am still learning and I don't want to be politically incorrect. I never heard the term "Persian Jews". I thought the people in this show were Iranians. I find the show dynamics very interesting and their relationship with each other. I especially loved learning about Reza and his family. I also enjoyed watching the friendship of the cast. I respect how they are portraying themselves and don't see where they are being disrespectful of their ethnicity. Reza is gay and his family is very accepting of his lifestyle. There are Americans who can't accept their family member being gay. I don't know what is politically correct by saying "gay". I have gay people on both my mother and family side that I love. I think this country have more stuff to worry about beside people sexual preference. God is our final judge, nobody else. I hope Sunset continue to show they are much more than stereotypes. I just which they could do that with RHoAtl.
I didnt think I would like this show even though BRAVO is hands down my favorite network. Comming from the South we are not exposed to many cultures so I watched the show with some hesitation. To my suprise I fell in love with MJ and Reza. I am sad that the season is over now and cant wait to check in again with this group of friends. Bravo... BRAVO
One of the most intriguing parts of watching Shahs has been the high level of psychological insight and brutal self-honesty that most of the cast seem to have. Reza: C'mon--that guy knows what's what, and deals with it so honestly, kindly, and humorously (despite some pretty difficult situations). MJ: Hmmm, the amount that she can drink is slightly troubling, and should probably be moderated, but from her interactions with her mom, it's pretty easy to see why she does drink! But she seems to have a good handle on why she is the way she is, and clearly has a great deal of inner strength. GG: Good for her for being in ongoing therapy; she obviously feels that she has been short-shrifted on something, but if she can learn to love herself MINUS all the bling and fashion, then she may have a true breakthrough. I think she is smart enough to know that she is fooling herself some of the time; if she can put herself through a tough self-assessment, then she will evolve amazingly. Mike: Pretty straightforward, and seems to know appropriate boundaries. Asa: Please--very, VERY together lady. Sammy? A bit Peter Pan, but again: He seems to know it, so therein lies his charm. I am curious to know how they all developed their psychological awareness: Is it part of living a multicultural life?
MJ you are a sweet and beautiful person, and I am glad you have Reza as your BFF, because you deserve someone like him who truly has YOUR best interests in his heart. Secondly, i think you need to distance yourself from your mother. She is a very toxic, negative and hurtful person. That you came out with such a big heart is amazing, and you should NOT listen to this bitter woman who would have you have a lonely life- YOU DESERVE MORE, get away from her. I had a similar situation and it was the cest thing I did in my life. Good luck to you and also Sammy is a loser snd not a very good friend, to spring your Ex on you and then attack you for not putting up with being assaulted- well it shoes how little he thinks of you and women. Sammy- you are not good looking enough to be such a jerk. Reza- you are so fun and entertaining, and a really decent guy to boot. I hope only good happens to you. Asa- beautiful work and best wishes in your career!
I'll miss them too...it was way too short of a season. Can't wait to see them again..:) So sick of the Housewives (ATL & OC). I know people say in the blogs that they will never watch or have stopped watching, but this season was the first time I really stopped watching ATL & OC. This show was a breath of fresh air.
I haven't given up totally on the Housewives...can't wait for NJ and BH. I hope it isn't all cattiness like ATL & OC. Thanks Bravo for keeping it fresh!
I am not too well so I could not stay up to see the episode but I will watch it when it is on Bravo again. I too am going to miss it because being sick, it gave me something to look forward to. Sometimes with the Housewives shows, which I watch as well, there is just not enough drama anymore. On this show we are watching a different culture. Yes, they have more money than I could ever imagine having, and God bless them, but they were fun to watch. My favorite was Reza. I will miss him. I really do hope they come back for another season. PLEASE BRAVO--IF YOU CAN BRING BACK SHOWS LIKE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER, WHICH IS JUST REPETITIOUS AND DRAMA-FREE, THEN PLEASE BRING BACK "SHAHS." GG CAN BE ANNOYING AT TIMES BUT PATTY FROM MILLIONAIRE IS ANNOYING ALL THE TIME!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON SEASON 2, GOD WILLING.
MJ you are really a breath of fresh air...I know a good person when I see one...you're smart, successful, strong and beautiful...there is a sweet vulnerability about you that allows all us woman to relate to you. Wish you all the best...I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but you guys got me hooked...Great show!
I was pleasantly surprised to discover how much I loved Shahs of Sunset and the cast of characters in the spotlight. Their struggles and triumphs transcend ethnicity, culture, and religion. I particularly love Reza and MJ!! I hope Shahs of Sunset will return for another season as I am eager to see their development and self-growth.
The date that MJ fixed Sammy up with, Hana, was on a show called "You're Cut Off". The premise of the show is that parents of rich, spoiled girls send them to this program run by life coach, Laura Baron, to learn how to curb their spending, earn money and budget. Ten girls live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house and have to do chores and get jobs, etc... Pretty funny reality show, wish it was still on. Guess she is looking elsewhere for financial support these days!
I really did not think I would like this show in the begining but I am hooked. I love Reza - stay true to yourself, Sammy - get over yourself!, Mike - seems like a really nice guy and I hope he finds true love soon, GG - grow up! enough said, Asa - beautiful on the inside and outside, talented again stay true to yourself. My favorite has to be MJ - speaking from experience - stop listening to your mom as she not being a positive influence in your life. She should love you, respect you and support you in all your decisions. Not keep putting you down. You are beautiful, start focusing on yourself, cut back on the drinking and let your beauty shine. You will be a wonderful wife and mother if that is what you wish to be. Listen to your heart not your mother.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the show! Can't wait for a season 2 and hope that happens very soon. The season was far too short and we didn't wanted to ended that soon! We love all the cast members and hope to see them soon on the SEASON 2! Bravo... BRAVO...Thank you BRAVO
I think Sammy is a CREEP!! If you are supposed to be such great, close friends with someone and you know practically everything about that person, why the hell would you bring their ex on a "blind date?" He had just met this girl Hannah and she was worried about MJ and all he kept saying was "your friend is okay, dude." I don't know if that is a California word but if you just meet someone how can you call them "dude?" I don't see what women see in him. He always looks sloppy, he always wears a scarf around his neck, I don't know for someone who has alot of money, he sure doesn't dress like he does. Granted his clothes are more than likely all designer labels but look a little neater. When I saw him walking away after meeting with MJ, he didn't look like anything special to me! He has a bit of an "I think I know everything" attitude. Just by the way he talks you can see it. I am not a Sammy-fan and I'm sure I have alot of people who agree with me. That is definitely not being a friend. What he did to MJ was very low. You don't need him MJ, your real, true friend is Reza. He knows how to be a friend. Reza is THE BEST!! I hope things work out well for him and his dad. MJ, I hope things work out for you as well with your mother. Hope to see you all again.
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.
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"
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
i'm so sad my shah's is over. thanks for the entertaining show and the education on persian history.
I love this show. I hope it returns for another season because we can only watch so much of the housewives.
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.
Did Sammy seriously tell his date that she had to "tone up"???? Hello, has he looked in the mirror lately?
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!!
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
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!
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.
You should do more shows like this, different cultures. People might learn something about the differences in everyone and find similarities in all cultures.
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 :)