The Persian Version

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

Apr 1, 20120

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.

46 comments
RarebutWellDone
RarebutWellDone

Wow Sammi - thought it was totally disrespectful what you said to MJ - blaming her for your bringing her ex was classless. A friend respects a friend and asks her if it is OK. then to tell her you could not get anyone else was just mean. You were wrong from beginning to end - a real man and a real friend would have stepped up and apologized and asked for forgiveness not attacked her. Shame on you.

RarebutWellDone
RarebutWellDone

Anita made fun with GG of Asa's outfit at the pool party but took such offense when it was done to her. GG is not as pretty as she thinks she is because real beauty comes from the inside. MJ was petty to making fun of Anita's dress - but I like her and see she has a good heart - however being late all the time is incredibly rude to any society - not just persians. I LOVE Reza - he cracks me up and I really wanted to dislike this show but he makes me watch. Sammi too is adorable. Mike is typical and I think he and GG deserve each other and should hang out with other people - they add little to the show. Asa is her own bird and I respect that. She never says anything petty to or about anyone and seems to have a sweet soul. Being Jewish I was unsure what this show was going to be about but really finding myself liking many of these people and learning new things. MJ's mother should see the Jewish housewives of NJ - they do not allow themselves to get fat as she said - MJ I would hug you if I could - you deserved many of them as a child.

Viewer88
Viewer88

I am so tired of people going on about how dumb non-persians are going to assume every Persian is 'like this'. Why is it that only certain groups get to have diversity? But a demographic minority can only be 'one way' and if any show contains them, then that show has to represent ALL of them, or it sucks. What a load of crap. Plus to the lady above who won't watch Real Housewives of ATL, maybe you should. Kandi and Phaedra are very accomplished and very real. So is Cynthia, in fact the more legit the women are the less they 'act the fool' in general...yes the show has it's clowns like Nene and Sheree but the other three have a lot to be proud of and are great examples for women.

 domino1166
domino1166

I love REZA! He keeps it real all the time. He calls it like he sees it. I love his voice.....so sexy. I never miss a show. I like the dynamics of the friendships, and the relationships that they have with their parents. Its a fun, interesting show. Its what the Housewives used to have and is now missing.

keepinitreall
keepinitreall

Anita's a sweet girl. too bad GG is jealous of you girl. you got what she wants. CLASS!! GG will never have that. she's a psycho, do you see how her eyes get when she's angry or confronted. don't ever back away from GG. Punch that biotch in her face. she won't talk about you no more. you rocked in that bathing suit. you have a lot of style. your one of my favorites.

keepinitreall
keepinitreall

Hi ASA, I love your songs. their beautiful and have a soft mezmerizing tone to them. where can I buy your usic? post it girl. I love your origina style. matchy matchy clothes is corny, i agree with you. you look great.

keepinitreall
keepinitreall

Your my favorite Reza. You rock. your my tv best friend. you keept 100 , 100% of the time. Don't ever change. Bravo should give you your own show. Happy to see you put GG in her Place. that chick is crazy bad. she says stuff on camera then denies it. she's not a true friend. a sneaky cry baby liar maybe, but definitely not a friend. I don't see she could have any heart of gold. she needs therapy instead of clothes.

Joslyne H
Joslyne H

I just watched this show for the first time but won't be sticking with it. Officially the least likable cast of any Bravo show. Yikes.

joanmaxi
joanmaxi

I would love to have a best friend like REZA. He is so caring and real but most of all entertaining. Never a dull moment with him. GG is a spoiled brat but also makes the show interesting as you never know what she is going to pull next. I like MJ's mother. She is so real! This is my favorite show beside RHOBH and Lisa!

Reza_Asa_Fan
Reza_Asa_Fan

Reza rocks!! I hope he gets his own talk show or something, he does not need the other cast members at all. Well, Asa has potential, she is somewhat interesting, definitely more than the remaining cast, but she also needs to get a bit more clear on who she is.

Cindy1963
Cindy1963

I'm a little confused. How can GG and her sister go halves on buying/leasing the car for their father when GG doesn't even work? She relies on daddy for her money that it looks like daddy is getting a litttle tired of. I don't blame him. If my father was paying my bills and he saw that I wasted $14,000 in 2 months on clothes/shoes, he would not be a very happy man!! That's putting it mildly. She is just too spoiled and that temper. What the hell? She is just too much, no wonder she has gone to therapy most of her life. She really gets furious at the littlest things and she acts as she puts it very "ghetto!" And then they talk about us Hispanics? I don't understand. She is acting very low class. Go out and get a job and see how the rest of the world deals with paying bills and being responsible and maybe that will help with that temper. You have entirely too much time on your hands and you are constantly looking for a fight, so maybe working will get your mind going in another direction. Grow up and take the burden off of your dad--IT'S TIME!!!

Teenie83
Teenie83

Reza - You are amazing. You keep it real, you're humble, and you're hilarious! I talked it over with my husband, and we both agree that you should become my gay boyfriend. I may not be able to drink like MJ, but I will practice for you and build up my tolerance. I am still recovering from foot sugery, and will have another one in June, so we can't party until August. But what better way to celebrate my new shoe wardrobe than to party with you! Please consider my offer :-)

Also, I think the others need to stop commenting on Asa's wardrobe. Let her have her independent style. Just because it doesn't match yours, doesn't mean it's wrong. However, I would tweak MJ's wardrobe a bit. Somestimes she looks like a hot mess (and I mean that in the most loving way possible).

MJ - I totally respect your decision against marriage. My husband and I get a lot of comments regarding our decision not to have children. Everyone has to make decisions that make them happy and if marriage won't make you happy, then keep doing what you're doing. But don't be afraid to let people in and possibly give it a chance in the future.

GG - Even though you're not in the room with me, I feel like I have to walk on egg shells while watching you. That doesn't make for a relaxing viewing experience, so I would love for you to sometimes take a deep breath before exploding.

Sammy and Mike - At least you are both honest about being players so girls know what they're getting into :-)

Bravo - Please give Reza more airtime! He makes me smile at the end of a long day.

bellbandmom
bellbandmom

Reza is without a doubt a STAR!!! No other show Bravo has ever shown has had such a break-out personality. He is witty, funny, arrogant (but in such a lovable way) and sensitive at times! I love him because I do believe we are actually seeing the REAL Reza. Gi Gi needs psychological help. The others are just boring and appear to be very phony. Reza is the only reason I am still faithfully watching this show. I agree with the poster who said he needs his own show! DEFINITELY!

laughinoutloud!
laughinoutloud!

This show is full of caricatures ... there's no way any of these people are really as they are portrayed on T.V. O.K., maybe just Asa. Reza? Don't know. But I laughed so hard when GG and her sister were negotiating for a new car: it was a lease not a purchase! A lease for goodness sake! What's so awe inspiring about leasing a $50K car? Really? It just says they can't afford to buy the car. Ha! Wannabes!

kica
kica

So I actually "get" why some Persians won't watch this show. It's the same reason I, as a Black woman, REFUSE to watch Houswives of Atlanta. Unless you actually have Persian or Black friends you would be tempted to believe the stereotypes that are being played up on these shows. Don't belive the hype. Unfortunately stereotypes sell.

Not a fan
Not a fan

My son is engaged to a wonderful Persian young girl. If she or her family ever behaved like this group I'm sure he would head for the hills. How embarrassing is it to have other people perceive this lovely ethnic group in such a manner. Trailer trash with money is still trailer trash.

THill
THill

I LOVE YOU Reza! In my opinion, every girl should be bless with a best friend like Reza. I'm so jealous of MJ for her friendship with her best friend. I can not find this type of relationship with any of my female friends. Females are so catty, envious, manipulating, and will hate on you in the blink of a eye (hint hint RHOA.) Reza can I please be your female friend in Cleveland? Love You Reza :-)

kop housewife
kop housewife

Reeza and Sammy are worth watching this show..the rest give the Persian community a bad name. Stop trying to be the jersey shore..we have a show for that already....just saying

AliGcc22
AliGcc22

This is a great fun show I am a Persian that lives in Tennessee, there are not that many Persians here but I tell you what all my American friends love this show, bec they see that damn Iranian have rich people that are not all terrorist and Muslims and they go to Vegas and get wild and drive 200k$ cars. I can't wait for many more episodes and seasons!

shivajoon
shivajoon

This show does represent a huge percentage of how the iraninan culture really is; They are such wanna bes and tend to be rude to every other class in society. All these reality shows are so pathetic, fake, scripted, & none of it is real, not money they supposedly have & spent.. Sorry you don't fool me..

Viewer92
Viewer92

Okay, I agree with Viewer 5000 and Mariread in Houston. That's all I'm saying.

elaine58
elaine58

I have to agree with Brooklyn Girl's post, Reza is so funny and in my opinion the only one really worth watching. I may not agree with this casts lifestyle but you can't help but laugh out loud with some of Reza's comments. He does seem to really care about his friends and doesn't like for anyone to be mistreated. Makes you wonder how on earth he is even friends with GG.

Kathy in San Antonio
Kathy in San Antonio

I didn't think I was going to want to watch "yet another reality show", but I'm so glad I did. I love, love, love this show. Reza is my favorite. I love his wit and craziness. I loved his comment about his blind date "waiting for Chris Hanson from "To Catch a Predator" to come around the corner, was CLASSIC. He's one of those guys you just want to be friends with because he could be so entertaining and funny. "Reza.....will you be friends with me". We would be such great friends, we have the same personalities (not to worry....I'm straight, and a woman and NO WHERE NEAR as catty as your cast mates) This is such an entertaining show. Reza, call me......I'll show you San Antonio, TX. :-) Kathy in San Antonio, TEXAS

Kathy in San Antonio
Kathy in San Antonio

I didn't think I was going to want to watch this show. But...Bravo in true fashion, has scored another great show. I love, love, love this show. Reza is my favorite. He is so funny, and can get his point across without being as rude as the women. I loved his comment when on his blind date "waiting for Chris Hanson w/"to catch a predator" to come around the corner. Classic comment! I want to be Reza's friend so badly, we would be such great friends. He's great entertainment.! Kathy ( San Antonio, TX)

Elm Grove WI Viewer
Elm Grove WI Viewer

Love Reza - and his no apologies for who he is....he is a lovable character...and the light

Bon Ami
Bon Ami

I LOVE this show and I ADORE all of them. GG is really annoying, but all of the other cast members seem to love her anyway. So, I'm sure that there is a side to her that we, as viewers, do not get to see. My favorite, though, has to be REZA! He is so freaking sweet, kind, gentle. . .I love him to pieces! And I love Asa, too. She's really interesting. But I'm telling you - I'm a Reza fan for life!

lillian villeda
lillian villeda

As I flipped through the channels last Saturday this show caught my interest. As the minutes passed I became mesmerized by the characters. I really like Reza he is down to earth and humble. He fits my belief of "The person makes the money, the money does not make the person."

GG on the other hand is so spoiled and frankly annoying. She has no substance because she's never had to earn any thing; by this I do not mean she hasn't worked a job. I mean her parents haven't taught her to appreciate any thing or any one. She creates drama and then turns around and points the finger to her victim. I wonder if she has sat down and watch her behavior? I would be absolutely mortified. By the way, why does she need a stylist? She can't dress herself, please!

Timme62
Timme62

I think that Asa rocks, she keeps it real and doesn't really care what people think of her. Reza and Sammy are great, Mike typical macho guy. The one that you can keep is GG. She says that she doen't like ugly people and judging from her behavior she takes the prize for being ugly.

Lizard441119888
Lizard441119888

GG get a job feel what it is like to support yourslef without daddy!!!!

D money
D money

I totally love GG. There's nothing wrong with your parents supporting you. If they have it like that, then why not? Im 24 years old and I live a life similar to GG's. I have no complaints about my life and neither should she. She can't help what she was blessed with.

Anne0
Anne0

Love Reza and wish Anita was on in lieu of GG.

Mairead in Houston
Mairead in Houston

This one Bravo show I can skip altogether; there is nothing entertaining about these people and their vulgar behaviour

Lady Doodah
Lady Doodah

Where is Snooki when you need a role model? Seriously these geriatric Snooki wannabes need to be canned.

Debra Hines
Debra Hines

This has to be the worst show on T.V. They give Persians, as a whole, a horrible name. Everyone is so shallow and heartless.I have many friends who are Persian and I have always thought the best of them. I am going to make sure to tell all of my family and friends NEVER to watch this show.

colonics1
colonics1

MJ and Reza are a crack-up. What or whomever gave MJ the idea that she would lose between 5-15 lbs of weight after one colonic session is ridiculous. Colonics gets rid of excess waste, not weight and isn't used as a weight-loss tool. The staff seemed super friendly and the facility extremely clean. Colonics are a wonderful tool for cleansing and detoxing and assisting your Liver in functioning at its maximum. Weight loss? no.

hookedontv
hookedontv

Reza and MJ are the best they should have there own show!

hookedontv
hookedontv

I think GG pretends to have more than she really does. How can she make a car payment for her dad's car when she doesn't work. Nice gift GG make your daddy pay for his own gift. Low class!

KESHAARK
KESHAARK

I love the show, and Reza is what keeps me watching. I love how he keeps it real at all times, and definitely put others in their place when they need it. I love his personality. #TeamReza

AvasMom
AvasMom

Love you all, this is yet another great show that Bravo has me tunning into every week.

YVEY69
YVEY69

love you all...sammy joon, you are sooo cute.

LaFora
LaFora

Love Sammy and Reza is The Bomb!

Viewer5000
Viewer5000

This show is one of the worst things on Bravo and that's saying something given the caliber of shows on Bravo!

Brooklyn Girl
Brooklyn Girl

I loved it when Reza was on his date and he said "I am waiting for Chris Hansen from To Catch a Predator to come around the corner". Had mne in stitches!!! Love you Reza!!!!

Viewersacb bmd
Viewersacb bmd

Well if GG has a heard of gold it is shrouded in black. She has got to be the most spoiled rotten brat with lots of mean girl included. She picks fight and turns everything around to make her look like a victim. Anita has a lot of patience.....everyone (including the audience) her her bad mouthing Ania's dress and then GG denied it.

Daddy should have cutt up her charge cards years ago. This is not the best show on tv.

Smartypence
Smartypence

Seeing you go out of your way for Mohammed (spelling?), says much about your work ethic.

On a COMPLETELY different note...I think REZA should get his own talk show, between the porn-stache to the commentary...seriously his personality is awesome (yet he stays so humble ;)