Cast Blog: #SHAHS

Asa Stays Golden

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

Asa Stays Golden

Asa thinks you should let GG's behavior (and facial expression) speak for itself.

Stay GOLDEN no matter how dirty things get around you.

OK, let me start off by saying that it's so funny to me that GG not once acknowledges how rude Omid was to us that night. I am so tired of this nose issue. And that she never has a single positive thing to say. Ever. She is filled with hatred and must be so unhappy in her life.

Even though (sadly), I don't expect any more from these two, it's still crazy to see your "friends" saying such rude and nasty things behind your back.

I love my family and there is nothing more I enjoy than hanging and eating with them. It makes me happy. But these talks of "going back to UCLA to get my PhD" are hilarious. I already have two degrees from UCLA in psychology and philosophy. I even walked at the graduation just for my Mom!

My parents don't understand what I do. This is even more motivation for me to make lots of money as an artist so that they can see it's "legit." Inshallah. One day they will understand what being a Persian Pop Priestess means. Meanwhile, I'm gonna hu$$le and werq hard to make my dreams come true.

I like seeing Lilly in action at work and I'm proud of her for pursuing her dreams.

It's nice to see MJ's dad and how she takes care of him. It's sad when our parents get older and you see them being physically so vulnerable. It would be interesting to see how her parents interact with each other.

Aww I'm happy for Mike. Jessica is a nice girl. I hope it works out between them. I think regardless of what he or his parents say, once he falls in love, they will accept the girl regardless of Jewish or Persian.

OMG Reza and I had such a fun day that day with the Persian psychic. We were both tripping out how accurate she was with what she said about him! Whoa.

Of course, Reza's gay life crises is nothing to laugh about, but he literally had me rolling and CRACKING UP all day with his Ferrari and Daisy Dukes comments.

It makes me sad seeing MJ at the therapist, but I am happy that she is dealing with her issues and ready to peel back the layers. Healing is definitely a process and initiating this process is the hardest part.

Awww Reza and Adam. They're super cute together. Reza needs to decide if he's going to commit or not. They are both great cooks by the way!

The pool party: There is no need to really blog about it. Just look at our faces (please look at GG's psycho face! It's alarming) and body language and listen to our words. . .make your own judgment.

GG's behavior is hilarious, sad, and disgusting all at the same time.

Dealing with her and MJ is like being in the Twilight Zone. There is no common sense or frame of reference based in facts or the truth. GG is forever a barking Chihuahua with tiny Chihuahua game barking loud talking too much and saying nothing. She needs boatloads of attention and train wreck is an understatement.

To sum up this episode: Stay GOLDEN no matter how dirty and wack things get around you.

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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