Cast Blog: #SHAHS

In My Book

Recap: The Shahs Peace Summit

Recap: Recipe for Disaster

Asa's Profound and Cathartic Trip

Recap: Reza Pops The Big One

The Return of Lochnesa

Mike: I Will Marry Jessica Soon

Reza Dishes on His Engagement

Recap: Make a Run for the Border

Mike Shouldn't be "Scared" of Other Religions

Recap: Turkey with a Side of Apology

Mike's Inner Struggle

Lilly's Disrespectful Behavior

Mike Takes GG's Side

Recap: Outed by Chihuahuas

Reza: "Lilly Doesn't Understand Friendship"

Lilly's Battle with Foot Boogers

Recap: Always a Lady

Recap: A Little Too Much Diamond Water...

The Shah of Bull Sh--

Reza: "I Wish I Had Kept My Mouth Shut"

Ep 8: Persian Empire Divided

Will Mike Put a Ring on It?

Reza Learns the Power of Apology

Recap: Shah-etiquette

MJ Owes GG a Genuine Apology

What MJ Did was Wrong

Loch-Nesa vs. MJ

Asa's Juice Disaster

Recap: Persian Pride?

MJ's Moral Compass is Way Off

An Offer Lilly Can't Refuse?

Recap: Homo-Not-So-Genius

Mike's Disappointment with Reza

Asa: "I Definitely See Why Reza is Irritated"

Reza on the Fight: "I'm Not Proud of It"

Lilly Needs to "Get More Real"

Reza to Lilly: "Get Off Your High Horse"

Cry Me a River

Mike: Master Negotiator

Lilly: Ain't Nobody Got Time for This

In My Book

Sammy discusses his work ethic, GG's lack of work, and the rest of the cast.

Bravotv.com: We’ve obviously seen Mohammed’s parties before. Have you been to one of his shindigs before?
Sammy: Mohammed's parties are like a young boy going to his bar mitzvah and the Playboy mansion all in one.

He had DJ Cascade spinning at one of his last parties and it was going till around 5 am. I remember taking Mike with me and from the second he walked thru the gate and see a 80 million dollar home in front of him he was just wowed as i am sure all 1000-plus guest were. With all the music going on, people tugging on him, and all the madness surrounding him,  the first second he saw me Mohammad said "How did it go today with the new project you started and is their anything I can help you with?" That's huge in my book.

Bravotv.com: Speaking of playboys -- you have a reputation for being a bit of one yourself, are you any closer to settling down at this point?
Sammy: I don't think I'm a playboy at all. I just have a huge hunger for life and women. Men are supposed to be into women and adore them, and that's what I do. Something happened in America after the '50s. Men stopped being rough and tough like Steve McQueen, Sean Connery, and Frank Sinatra. Now its a bunch of 17 and 18 year old punks that people look up to.

Bravotv.com: What do you think of GG’s knife-wielding? And of her inability to get off of her parents dime?
Sammy: It's very weird for me to see anyone live off someone else. My first job was when I was 12 years old at my uncle's bed shop in the summer time, then parking cars as a valet at 16 in high school, and I have never been without work. I love working and supporting me and my family.

About GG's knives, I think it's all due to a lack of attention. She loves to shock people with her crazy ways -- but she has a heart of gold.

Bravotv.com: How nervous were you to tour the house with Mohammad? What were you most stressed about?
Sammy: I'm always stressed around Mohammad because he is a huge perfectionist. It's his attention to detail that has gotten him to where he is today, and I wish one day I become just as good as him. I really couldn't sleep because I was so worried about doing a good job for him, but it's that stress that gets me going.

Bravotv.com: What did you end up giving MJ for her birthday? Did she manage to hang on to it?
Sammy: I gave MJ diamond studs for her b-day, and, yes, party girl managed to hang on to them -- but only because they were bolted on to her ear.Bravotv.com: What did you think of MJ and Reza's colonic?
Sammy: When MJ and Reza got a colonic I thought it was gross -- but I couldn't stop laughing.

Bravotv.com: Talk to us about Asa’s music? Do you rock out to it?
Sammy: I totally rock out to Asa's music and to Asa herself, she rocks. We have been friends for over 20 years and never had a fight or even an argument, and that soulfulness comes out in her music.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of GG's party for her parent's anniversary? What did you think of MJ showing up late?
Sammy: I think GG's parent's anniversary was very sweet due to the fact you barley see people married for 40 years.

MJ showing up late was typical MJ. The funniest part was when she tried busting some bulls--t and blaming her three-and-a-half hour tardiness on her work. I have never seen a real estate broker work on a Saturday night.

Bravotv.com: What can you tell us about the rest of the season? Is there loads more drama to come?
Sammy: The rest of the season will be hilarious. We are by far the best show on TV for a reason. Good luck finding a bunch of friends like us any place else. There will be plenty of drama to come.

Recap: Recipe for Disaster

Ep 15: Nadine weighs in on Part 1 of the reunion.

Here’s the thing… The Shahs reunion reminded me of a Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong. Except there was no turkey (or Turkey for that matter), not a lot of wine, and certainly not a lot of peace.

You’d think since the reunion was a little more intimate, being over a dinner table where they all broke bread, it would be somewhat peaceful…well guess again. I think sitting in such close quarters was a recipe for disaster, with a few exceptions. One being the infamous buttery chocolate cwaasannnt. Hallelujah! It’s over, finally!

There was so much covered, that I’m going to only address a few highlights…

So let’s get started, shall we?

Let’s start with Lilly “No Friend Zone” Ghalichi. I kind of felt bad for her. I truly don’t know what is going to happen with her next season. As is, she’s not hanging out with the Shahs. I just don’t know how will she come back after this. I was shocked that Asa laid into Lilly more than Reza did. It was only a few episodes ago where Lilly told Reza that Asa was the better friend to her. And as I recall, Asa gave Lilly a cooking lesson teaching her to beat her meat. I get that some of the Shahs have beef with her, but the truth is that Lilly doesn’t mesh well with this group (except for GG as of late). Andy did leave it open-ended, asking Reza if Lilly makes a real effort if he’d take her back, and Reza said absolutely. If that were to happen, I suggest MJ learns GG’s hook method. She’ll need to hook with her fingers and her toes.

Now on to GG and MJ. When will these two frenemies NOT fight? It seems to be their “thing.” They’re like drunk sorority girls: “I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. I need more to drink. You broke girl code. I want to wax my car with your t-ts. You assaulted my hat, so I’m going to call your mom. But I do love you.” All I have to say to that is, “You don’t need to go all tango on me!”

Speaking of getting all “tango,” how about GG storming off when Leila showed up -- only to be put in her place by the Shah bouncer? I hope she realizes that one drink isn’t going to make her problems or her sister go away. Thankfully the GG whisperer was able to put her in her place. The reality of GG and Leila’s situation is they have a classic case of Competitive Sister Syndrome. I think they’re both guilty: GG shouldn’t be so harsh with her words. And Leila should have been more mindful about her friendship with MJ. Just goes to show that sh-- runs deep when dealing with family matters. Let’s keep it classy, ladies! All I know is my ass would be grounded for life if I’d ever treated my brother the way these two girls treat each other.

 

Last, let’s talk about Reza and his ex-work husband, Mike. Andy called these two out -- they kissed and made up in the finale, but it looks like things have gone south since that peaceful workout scene. Reza is right and I’ve said it before, no one leaves a thriving career to start over. However, I don’t know the logistics of their deal, so I can’t comment on who’s right and who’s wrong. What I can comment on is IF Mike needs money for a ring, he probably shouldn’t have invested in a bus wrap. And Reza SHOULD have maybe showed Mike the ropes a little more. Selling homes is not an easy job, you have to put in a lot of legwork -- it’s not a get rich quick type business. Mike said he loves Reza like a brother, but “he’s such an ---hole.” These two guys are becoming MJ and GG 2.0. They should all just get a room! One for their bodies and one for their egos.

I can’t wait for next week when Vida joon pays us a visit. I hope they give her the memo that there are no crocodiles in the San Fernando Valley.

And if you missed the final Shahs After Show, be sure to check it out now.

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