Tonight’s all new “Shahs of Sunset” is perfect counter-programming for the State of the Union address. As a bonus the new episode of “Shahs” has a little political flavor to it as the group begins their trip through Turkey. Asa organized the trip to bring the group together, and for a chance to reunite with members of her family who still live in Iran. Asa can’t travel back to Iran because her family are refugees, but her relatives can go to Turkey.
Here’s what Bravo has to say about tonight’s Turkey trip.
Despite simmering tensions, the whole gang embarks on a vacation to Turkey to take part in Asa’s family reunion. While touring around the old city, Mike has a startling realization outside the Blue Mosque, and Reza wrestles with his identity as a gay man in a neo-Muslim country.
Before the group takes in the sights, there’s an emotional reunion between Asa and her family.
When the group does begin to experience Turkey they discover a culture gap larger than expected. Turkey is a westernized Muslim State, but it can still be eye opening for people used to buying tailor made gold suits. When visiting The Blue Mosque, one of the holiest sights in Istanbul, Asa is shocked to find out she can’t pray in a men’s only area of the Mosque.
Be there tonight for the first half of the group’s excursion through Turkey.
Date: Tuesday, January 27th
Episode Title: “Return to the Homeland Part 1″
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: BravoTV.com