Bravo certainly can churn out addictive television. And the newest addition to the network's reality television oeuvre takes its cue from MTV's Jersey Shore.
It is called Shahs of Sunset and it is kind of like the West Coast's version of the Garden State phenomenon. They're members of the Los Angeles Persian community. And they make for some entertaining TV.
One of the cast members is especially intriguing, at least to us. His name is Reza Farahan: a mustachioed, out and proud, Iranian-American to keep your eyes peeled for.
He stopped by the Wendy Williams Show after Shahs of Sunset premiered and told the talk show host what it's like to be a gay Persian man and how his mother once offered him half a million dollars to marry a woman.
It wasn't a tearful interview, though. Farahan was confident and indifferent to his detractors and made light of the show's possibly controversial take on wealthy L.A. Iranian-Americans.
"We're just like any other minority," Farahan told Williams, "we just like gold, marble, and columns more."