Soul Food: Season 1 (2000 - 2001)


Season 1
Soul Food

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By capturing the spirit of the original film, Soul Food depicts a multigenerational black family in a genuine, heartwarming light.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2000

Bird delivers her baby but there are complications; Teri gets involved in a casual relationship; Ahmad enrolls at a private school; Lem continues to have employment troubles. Bird: Malinda Williams. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2000

The eternally unresolved romantic relationship between exes Teri and Miles comes to a head. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Bird: Malinda Williams.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2000

The Joseph sisters' court case involving the ownership of their late father's store is resolved; Bird's maternity leave is over and she returns to work at the beauty salon. Bird: Malinda Williams. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2000

Teri catches heat when she agrees to represent a client accused of making racist remarks, and Ahmad accidentally catches his father in a compromising position. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Bird: Malinda Williams.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2000

Teri is put off by Damon's parents; Kenny and Lem have a run-in with another neighborhood tow-truck operation; and Maxine discovers that her new friend was Teri's sorority sister.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2000

Hardy asks the Joseph family to allow him to run the store on his own for the next six months; Kenny and Lem catch Damon with another woman; Hardy's sister shocks the Joseph women with a surprise announcement; and Damon and Teri are robbed at gunpoint. Bird: Malinda Williams. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Maxine: Vanessa Williams.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2000

To impress his new private-school friends, Ahmad asks Teri if he can have his birthday party at her tony residence. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Bird: Malinda Williams.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2000

When Maxine teams up with Lem to invest in some volatile tech stocks, she not only gambles with her sisters' inheritance, but also puts her marriage in jeopardy. Maxine: Vanessa Williams. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Bird: Malinda Williams.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2000

Maxine discovers that her husband and her sister Teri once secretly dated more than 15 years ago; and Lem tries to get his bad-news cousin out of his life. Singer Gerald Levert has a cameo. Maxine:Vanessa Williams. Teri: Nicole Ari Parker. Bird: Malinda Williams.

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Critic Reviews for Soul Food Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

This is one of those rare cases -- a TV adaptation that's an improvement on the original.

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Soul Food deploys its attractive ensemble cast in a smooth, gauzy environment that is refreshingly hood-free without being whitewashed. It's pleasant enough, but unremarkable.

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With a sexy, sumptuous look, Soul Food is that rare series that enhances and expands on the movie from which it draws its inspiration.

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Eriq La Salle directs the pilot, using a loving hand in orchestrating the many side stories and subplots surrounding the family. Like most pilots, it's a lot of information to swallow, even in a one-hour format.

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The series's aims are laudable. But ultimately, it's the execution, not the intent, that will make it a meal.

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With its focus on universal themes implicit in family life, Soul Food cooks.

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The drama has done a great job of capturing the essence of diversity among African-Americans, and the season finale goes a step further, illustrating the diversity among believers and skeptics.

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Soul Food shows us the range of the African-American experience within the confines of a single family, and most of the time it works well.

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Soul Food is a delectable, tender blend of tasty family themes with a sweet religious undercurrent, spiced up by beautiful-looking actors and actresses.

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The moments in Soul Food that bode best for the series' future are the ones that don't try so hard, that show the Josephs struggling to remain a family despite the forces pulling them apart.

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Soul Food is inconsistent, but it whets the appetite.

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