The Shahs of Sunset reunion kicks off tonight and if the preview clips are any indication, I’m going to need lots of wine to get through it.
The reunion starts off with Mike Shouhed discussing his split from Jessica Parido. Andy brings up the nasty TweetsReza Farahan and MJ Javid both sent to Jessica once she went public (on social media) with a new guy. They both feel that Jessica thought Mike was going to be her gravy train (hahaha, as if!) and call her a gold digger. You gotta love how hard they’re trying to make us forget that Jessica left him because he’s a cheater.
Andy starts off by asking Reza why the cast (aside from Asa) didn’t stick up for MJ with Vida after the engagement? “Culturally, that’s just not what you do.” Andy then asks him if it was a smart move to buy a Palm Springs investment property without seeing it? “Yeah, it was. Just because of what it’s worth now.”
Honestly, I actually think that Tommy and MJ are a good couple. Plus, he is more entertaining than the actual cast members on Shahs of Sunset so I appreciate his screen time. Things seemed up in the air for the couple, so I was a little surprised when Tommy revealed that he asked MJ’s dad for permission to propose. So I can’t even imagine how shocked MJ was when he popped the question.
If you thought this season of Shahs of Sunset was all about divorce drama and questioning someone’s health status, you are in the same cynical boat I’m in. But Shahs isn’t all doom and gloom and this episode (sort of) proves it with the perfect formula to rally bored reality show fans everywhere: an overly staged marriage proposal! OK, I still have to be mostly cynical when watching; it’s just the nature of the beast.
We start at Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s condo, where she is busy tidying up her clothing racks so she can have a yard sale. Shervin Roohparvar comes to watch, presumably because he has nothing better to do all day and hasn’t fulfilled his camera time for the week. MJ explains that she needs to make more room for boyfriend, Tommy Feight, who I thought was already moved in anyway? She goes through the hangers and takes us for a long walk down sad memory lane and describes how her clothes remind her of times in her life. Like the time she wore this dress, Vida was berating her at a table full of people and making her cry. Yeah, probably time to get rid of that one.
Pretty much every show on Bravo has a story line about cast members criticizing someone’s medical diagnosis, so I was sadly not at all surprised when the people on Shahs of Sunset came for Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi for partying even though she has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
On some level, I get why people would say that drinking and illness don’t go hand in hand – obviously – but it is a more complicated situation than that. GG opened up about why she turned to alcohol to help her cope as well as why she thinks her cast mates are criticizing her illness.
Tonight, Shahs of Sunset finally gave us all a much needed break from all the arguing and drunken booze-festing that our Shahs are known for. Instead of talking about illness and who is being a loyal friend, there was a lot of talk about personal growth and shoes. How do those things tie together? They don’t but never mind that, let’s pretend they do.
Reza Farahan goes to lunch with his mom. She’s thrilled about his recent marriage to Adam Neely. Despite her conservative upbringing, all she cares about is Reza being happy and besides, she loves Adam too. Reza wants her to come to Oklahoma to meet Adam’s family and she politely declines, saying she has been there once. I guess that was enough. Reza gets emotional just talking about how much he loves his mom and this is a really nice change of pace for Reza – he should do more bonding with his mother and less being a terrible friend to pretty much everyone.