I just watched the latest episode of "Shahs of Sunset" where Mike, who is not my favorite, told off Vida. Something that is frowned upon in the Persian culture, because she is an elder. But come on, can Vida be real? She's such a cartoon-level villain, I have a hard time believing it. And yet, seeing MJ's pain when her mother talks to her, you have to believe she's real.
MJ has some questionable actions. Questionable fashion. But when you're introduced to Vida, you're like, yeah, okay. I mean, how do you grow up finding your way and feeling good in your own skin when your mother acts like you're the devil incarnate, if you don't act like her puppet? Watching MJ & her beau's PDA is enough to turn my stomach, but I love MJ and she deserves love. The question is, will she be strong enough to turn off that inner Vida?
How weird was that shedding of skin ceremony in the "Hollywood Forever" Cemetery. Now, I realize it's not a normal cemetery. I mean, they have movies and concerts there -- it's fitting. But still, to hire a choir, white doves and a casket for a "ceremony?" That was beyond strange, but excellent television, oh my gosh, Mike, "Is MJ's Dad coming?" I literally laughed out loud. The only reason women like Vida get away with their vile personalities is because nice people obey the common courtesies of life. I don't care how old she is, she deserved it for how she treats her daughter.
Incidentally, I don't think Vida would be happy with anyone for MJ. I think she wants her daughter to be alone and bitter with her. But Tommy is a special case. The fact that he can put up with Vida and blow her off is enough to make him a catch for MJ.
I loved the ring. Loved that he had a Persian negotiate it for him. You go, Shervin!