Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 Review – your next reality streaming obsession

June 8, 2023 (Last updated: June 13, 2023)
M.N. Miller 18
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Hulu reality series Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 Review


Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs bring a fresh angle to the genre and may be your next reality streaming obsession.

Here is our review of the Hulu reality series Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1, which does not contain spoilers.

I’ll be the first to admit that any reality shows documenting the trials and tribulations of the rich and famous are not my jam, but I have experience watching them since I love my spouse and need a happy house. However, the Hulu American reality series Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs has a twist that (somewhat) sets this series apart.

A Kardashians-inspired series through a social lens of being wealthy, beautiful, accomplished, and Muslim all at the same time.

The series follows the Sozahdahs sisters, Muslim American women who “navigate” society’s social expectations and ones set by their heritage. There are ten sisters — yes, you read that right — and a subsection of this blessed sisterhood calls themselves “The Wolfpack,” a group of energetic, young, and accomplished women living their best life.

Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 Review

You have the leader of the pack, and the fifth sister Shakur is the group’s undisputed leader. A former model, actress, and recording artist, she has been married to her Muslim husband, who has drug dependency issues. Jamila is sister number seven, a physician’s assistant going through a messy divorce, who happens to be pregnant, but who’s the father?

The PA stays with her three younger sisters in a home called “The Wolfpad,” which is undoubtedly leading, keeping one foot as a party girl and the other in adulthood.

The youngest, Hamida, is that party girl who doubles as an online clinical therapist. She is the most interesting person because she is currently exploring her sexuality, which is an issue with her faith and maybe with her family.

There are many others, but the gist is a series where most of these women are, in fact, remarkable, as they are accomplished professionals, living lives their fathers helped provide them when moving to America. However, we’re watching them debate issues of having a baby outside of wedlock and LGBTQ+ relationships.

These sisters’ personal ideals make for interesting reality television. Especially, as one puts it, having to live up to elders’ expectations. (They quote the Quran scripture that says heaven is beneath your mother’s feet).

And the series also does something I didn’t expect — most conversations don’t have a spontaneous feel, nor do most feel inauthentic when going for a heartfelt moment.

I have a feeling this is a product of some talented editors, but this makes a difference in the overall quality. Whether it’s Hamida amusingly referring to “aerial” yoga as “areola” or a bluntly honest reaction to personal matters, the conversations at least feel refreshing and real.

There’s also the loss of their father, who was a victim of a murder, which brings some black cloud over the women.

Is Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 good or bad?

Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs is a good reality series and will have legs. However, while I admire the underlining themes of being a sisterhood of the first-generation of Afghanistan immigrants, this should not be confused with a hard look at growing up Afghany in America.

Anyone who is a fan of the genre will enjoy the show because of its relatable family dynamics while living a lifestyle most are unaccustomed to.

Is Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 worth watching?

Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs is worth watching and deserves a mild recommendation for fans of shows that explore the lives of the rich and famous. Hulu might have the next reality streaming obsession on its hands.

However, it’s highly doubtful that the show will reach the level of the Kardashians. The majority of the cast members are medical and mental health professionals, and I don’t see a billion-dollar empire in their future. While I have never been a fan of this genre, my personal tastes are not the point here. This series is made for people who will enjoy it and appreciate the fresh angle it presents.

What did you think of the Hulu reality series Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1? Comment below.

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18 thoughts on “Secrets & Sisterhood: The Sozahdahs Season 1 Review – your next reality streaming obsession

  • June 9, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    I am surprised at the amount of alcohol and drugs these woman use. Their behavior does not mesh with their professional persona. They are just as embarrassing as the Jardashians. Both sets of woman give women a bad name.

  • June 10, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    I love it when is season 2

  • June 11, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Im already to season 2

  • June 11, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    This show is ridiculous and low class to that culture. They are Kardashian wanna be especially Shakur that things she’s the boss. I will not be seeing next season. I hope there’s no next season!!!!!

  • June 11, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Bing watched and i am looking forward to season 2 3 & 4 ! Theirs 10 of them im sure theres alot of content

  • June 12, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Amazing! Love that they are sharing their culture, & the true life of an American Muslim. Trying to respect their mom, bringing to light how difficult it is to live their culture in a modern way! They are authentic, delightful, and very wholesome young women. Love the Kardasian’s, but this show takes the cake. Many of them have regular careers, nothing handed to any of them. I have just fallen in love with their story. Way to represent what America is, & their appreciation for the land of the free makes it so meaningful!! Keep this shoe going! Hope these girls make more than a mint, all 10, & mom! Would love to see the family left in Pakistan here, & out of poverty! Great job in picking this one up Hulu! It is a winner for sure!!! ??????????

  • June 12, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    The show is kind of all over the place. A lot of fights between the sisters. The worst sister Shakur. She constantly has to “remind” everyone who made the show. The way the speaks to her sisters is annoying and incredibly disrespectful. I would love to watch the show without her in it. I’m really hoping one of the sisters or even the mom puts her in her place. They way the act and dress its hard to tell they are Muslim or their culture background. Not sure if I would watch if there is a season 2.

  • June 12, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    I actually enjoyed this show it’s more of a unique look at actual sisterhood not like the other show that they are all plastic and fake with one another. This show has a mom that so beautiful and is respected and loved. The sister take her into consideration. The fighting is a normal thing between siblings. I say that because I have siblings and you don’t stop loving each other no matter what. If you don’t understand that then you don’t have siblings. Lol The culture is beautiful and it just shows that it doesn’t matter what’s your background family is family no matter what! I can’t wait for season 2 I really hope there is better stuff to come. Mom gets a boyfriend maybe? I’m rooting for her… go momma!

  • June 14, 2023 at 2:35 am

    These women are embarrassing and bring shame to the Muslim community, American or not. This is a complete disgrace. How can you be “traditional” and act the way you do?

  • June 14, 2023 at 2:38 am

    I actually love this show. I love their transparency. It’s truly REALITY!!

  • June 14, 2023 at 8:54 am

    this show is a shame towards afghan culture and islam. as an afghan and muslim girl myself, watching this show completely disrespected everything I believe. not one women was respectful in any way. 4 of them were refugees and the others weren’t, you can really see the difference between the 2 groups. over all, I think this show was disrespectful and un-educating to people who would want to learn about islam and afghan culture.

  • June 14, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    This is most disrespectful, and misrepresentation of Muslims, and Afghani women

  • June 16, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Honestly as an Afghan I stop thinking they were Muslim and Afghan, after that I guess their is an entertainment aspect to it. Otherwise, if you categorize them as Muslim or Afghan, you will probably break the TV. It is highly scripted, wannabe Kardashians, who probably grew up watching their show and idolizing them. They are hustlers trying very hard to be successful and make money which I guess you cant hate on. They try to fit every degeneracy they can think of in one season from the get-go and throw the middle finger to their culture and religion, indirectly. Also, I thought it was ridiculous that they were trying to squeeze in their culture in the first episode. I’d rather them not talk about religion or their culture, and just be what they are

  • June 19, 2023 at 6:08 am

    The show seems scripted, lacks emotion when discussing real life situations, (sexual orientation, drug addiction, pregnancy, miscarriage, father’s )They tout belief in their religion/culture but they are more westernized to be soo biased. For it to be a reality show we missed some big moments that they are beefing about. Unfortunately for me, it’s fake.

  • June 25, 2023 at 5:14 am

    If you think you’re going to learn about how Muslims practice their faith in America, don’t think this show is going to teach you ANYTHING. I’m embarrassed that they profess to be practicing Muslims when they readily admit they don’t practice their faith 90 percent of the time. Believe me they do not represent how practicing Muslims live in America. They represent how people with Muslim parents live after they reject the tenents of their faith. Great clothing and food! Since I know little about Afghani culture I can’t say anything but how colorful and beautiful they looked at their festive Eid celebration. I do love Kabuli and that’s where it ends for me.

  • June 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    They are only Muslim when they need something from it, like free education and I’m sure much more! Al it shows you is how religion is used only when needed, the one sister said it perfectly at the dinner table, the loopholes are ridiculous.

  • June 28, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    This show is an attempt by Disney to socially engineer muslims into accepting the version of Islam where you wear a headscarf at home to pray but then go our and be a sl*t and a wh*re outside. This is an attack on Islam. And these bimbos are falling nail hook and sinker for it believing they’ll gain lifelong stardom. They won’t. They are sellouts, trashy and pathetic. I wouldn’t waste my time on an entire episode. I watched a 7 minute intro on YouTube instead just to understand where they stand and quickly realised they stand with degeneracy. Sad considering being Afghan stands for so much culture, integrity, and respect. Qualities none of these idiots could even fathom.

  • August 21, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Shakur feels like she’s wearing a personality that doesn’t belong to her along with some cultural appropriation.
    I like the show although I do feel that their behavior is disrespectful to the culture and religion that they profess to love and follow HOWEVER on some level I do appreciate how they share their life, mistakes, choices etc with the world even though they knew they would be questioned.

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