Soul Food

Season 1 Episode 8

Bad Luck

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 16, 2000 on Showtime
8.7
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Everyone comes up with ideas to celebrate Ahmad's 12th birthday party. Maxine becomes upset because Ahmad all of a sudden wants to have his party at Teri's house. Bird volunteers to bake Ahmad's birthday cake, much to everyone's dismay. Ahmad worries if K.C. and Reggie will accept his new friends at Lakeside Prep. Kenny searches hard to find the video game that his son wants more than anything, but when he takes Lem's suggestion to go out and buy it "hot", it lands him in jail. While in jail, he's interrogated by a harsh detective. He also ends up being the cellmate of a psychopath. After almost getting killed by his cellmate, Kenny is finally released. Upset with both Jack and Lem, Kenny refuses to accept the gift that he originally was sent to get.moreless

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  • Not exactly sure what the purpose of this episode was, and I seriously doubt I will ever truly figure it out.

    5.5
    Now, there are some storylines from "Soul Food" that lasted the entire series, some that were mentioned once or twice, and there are some that were complete wastes of time. Guess which one this is. You guessed it. One of those complete wastes of time!



    Since when does anyone other than Ahmad narrate the show? Whoever decided that would be a clever way to shake things up was completely wrong. You can’t just change the narrator halfway through the first season. We’d become comfortable with Ahmad as the narrator, and that’s like pulling the rug right from under our feet. Let one person, and one person only, tell the story. I’ve never cared about what Kenny had to say. Why would I start now?



    Secondly, we could snatch this episode right out of the season, and we wouldn’t miss a beat. What exactly was the purpose of this episode? Perhaps it was a way for the writers to establish Kenny’s character since he was never explained in the movie. If that is the case, all is forgiven. I’m just glad they never tried that again, or we might have a serious problem.



    With everything considered, “Bad Luck” goes down in my books as one of the worst, most uninspiring episodes of “Soul Food” I have ever had the torture of watching. If you have the DVD, just go ahead and skip right past it. It’s really not worth your time.moreless
Lamont Bentley

Lamont Bentley

Pruitt

Guest Star

Bokeem Woodbine

Bokeem Woodbine

Det. Conrad

Guest Star

Arlene Duncan

Arlene Duncan

Vanessa

Guest Star

Gary Dourdan

Gary Dourdan

Jack Van Adams

Recurring Role

Kevin Rahsaan Grant

Kevin Rahsaan Grant

Reggie

Recurring Role

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