Parents' Guide to

Shahs of Sunset

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Typical wild reality drama, this time Persian American.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Flaws of Sunset

I'm a firm believer that one of the 'worst' television shows ever aired simply had to be Jersey Shore ... but alas, I was wrong! MTV should be relived;) The new crown for Worst show on TV has to be given to the entire cast of 'Flaws of Sunset' (Shahs of Sunset). I've simply can't imagine the Casting Director having to assemble a large group of completely ostentatious, totally undesirable cast members in a single place . This show totally sucks! If I were Iranian, I would not want this collection of losers to represent my Culture. Bravo, you should be embarrassed for yourselves. No one should have to watch this garbage.
age 16+

No Redeeming Value

With the huge number of alternatives in programming with which to choose from, don't waste the moments of your life with this drivel.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The show highlights some of the Persian community's cultural norms and values, including the diversity of religion that exists in the Persian community. Cast members briefly share how their families escaped from Iran after the 1979 revolution, and proudly note how financially successful they've become despite their difficult beginnings in America. But the real focus is on the drama created by the cast's obnoxious and narcissistic attitudes, as well as their constant need to showcase their wealth and lifestyle.

The show breaks down some stereotypes about the Iranian-American community, but what is being showcased here contributes to other problematic generalizations about its members. Meanwhile, it contains the expected drinking, cat fighting, and relationship issues that one expects from this sort of thing. Reality fans looking for some voyeuristic entertainment may find something here, but outside of this it has little else to offer.

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