Kaboul Kitchen

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (515)

Kaboul Kitchen is a French comedy-drama series that aired from 2012 to 2017 on MHz Worldview. The show is centered around the story of a French restaurateur named Jacky who moves to Kabul, Afghanistan to start a new life and open a restaurant in the war-torn city. Jacky's restaurant becomes a popular spot for expatriates, journalists, and aid workers who frequent the establishment for a taste of home-cooked food and a break from the chaos of the city.

The show follows Jacky's daily struggles as he tries to navigate the challenges of running a restaurant in a war zone, dealing with local authorities and businessmen, and managing his colorful staff. The staff consists of eccentric characters like his best friend and head chef, Salim, a womanizing bartender named Axel, and a scheming waitress named Laïla.

The show is full of witty dialogue, slapstick humor, and off-beat characters. Jacky's French charm and wit make for a great contrast against the chaotic and unpredictable backdrop of Kabul. His interactions with the local Afghan population and the expat community provide a unique insight into the complexities of life in a war zone. The show also sheds light on the cultural differences between the French and Afghan societies.

Apart from the comedy, Kaboul Kitchen also touches on some serious subjects like corruption, terrorism, and the challenges of nation-building in Afghanistan. The show doesn't shy away from tackling these issues, and it provides a nuanced and sensitive portrayal of the complexities of the conflict in Afghanistan.

The show is a great mix of drama, comedy, and adventure. It takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride of emotions as Jacky and his staff navigate the ups and downs of life in Kabul. The show's cast features talented actors who bring their characters to life with great skill and energy.

One of the most appealing aspects of the show is its unique blend of cultures and languages. The show is predominantly in French, but it also features English, Dari, and Pashtu. This multilingual approach adds an authentic touch to the show and makes it a great opportunity for viewers to learn more about the Afghan culture and language.

Overall, Kaboul Kitchen is an entertaining and insightful show that is a must-watch for anyone interested in the Afghan conflict, French culture, or just looking for a good laugh. The show's mix of comedy, drama, and adventure is sure to keep viewers engaged and entertained. MHz Worldview did a great job of bringing Kaboul Kitchen to American audiences, and it remains a beloved show for many fans.

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Jacky Unchained
12. Jacky Unchained
February 3, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Jacky and Amanullah are face to face at last, no as longer friends, but as bitter enemies. Jacky has no choice but to trust the CIA and Afghan police to imprison Amanullah or else he's a dead man.
The Traitor, the Bad and the Fianc©
11. The Traitor, the Bad and the Fianc©
February 3, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Colonel Amanullah discovers that there is traitor close to him, but still doesn't know who it is and will stop at nothing until he finds out. Meanwhile, Axel's parents have flown in from France to attend his engagement party.
The Man with the Ivory Pistol
10. The Man with the Ivory Pistol
February 3, 2014
In French with English subtitles. While in the CIA's custody, Jacky is interrogated for details surrounding Harvey's death. The CIA force Jacky into locating and retrieving the murder weapon, but getting it is easier said than done.
The Road to Jalalabad
9. The Road to Jalalabad
January 27, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Jacky's had enough with his role as a pawn, and the most recent incident convinces him that he needs to leave Afghanistan as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Sophie attempts to blackmail her former boss and lover with a video tape that could destroy his career.
The Locker Room of Fear
8. The Locker Room of Fear
January 27, 2014
In French with English subtitles. After a close call at Amanullah's palace, Jacky is once again blackmailed, but this time by Harvey. As always, Jacky attempts to deceive the CIA in order to protect his own skin.
Top Secret
7. Top Secret
January 27, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Exposed by the French secret service, Jacky is now forced to work as a double-agent against Amanullah and the CIA. The first assignment for the DGSE is to wear a wire while catering Amanullah's private gathering.
The Ex-Woman of My Life
6. The Ex-Woman of My Life
January 20, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Jacky's old flame shows up in Kabul as part of a French diplomatic delegation, and requests to book his restaurant for her boss. Jacky is again faced with the obligation to bug his restaurant for the CIA, at the expense of the loyalty to his fellow countrymen.
Don't Shoot the Bartender
5. Don't Shoot the Bartender
January 20, 2014
In French with English subtitles. After Damien uncovers a big story involving the CIA, Harvey orders Jacky to bug his phone. Conflicted, Jacky doesn't want to betray his employee and friend, who seeks to sell the scoop to the press.
The Kabul Hustler
4. The Kabul Hustler
January 20, 2014
In French with English subtitles. In order to lure a CIA target, Harvey brings in prostitutes to Kaboul Kitchen, which brings heat on Jacky from Kabul's underworld. Meanwhile, Colonel Amanullah is planning an arranged marriage for his unruly daughter, Lala.
The Third Gulf War
3. The Third Gulf War
January 13, 2014
In French with English subtitles. Harvey gives Jacky another unwelcome assignment, which may lead to serious ramifications. Sophie, who's now in charge of creating positive publicity for the stadium project, struggles to find female Afghan athletes.
My Name is Robert, Jacky Robert
2. My Name is Robert, Jacky Robert
January 13, 2014
In French with English subtitles. After making a deal with Colonel Amanullah and the CIA to reopen his restaurant, Jacky reluctantly accepts his first covert assignment as per the agreement. Meanwhile, under orders from his boss Colonel Amanullah, Axel requests help from Sophie's NGO to finance a new sports stadium.
The Plague and Cholera
1. The Plague and Cholera
January 13, 2014
In French with English subtitles. After "escaping" from his kidnappers, Jacky finds his restaurant in serious disrepair and has no money to restart his business. He is forced with the decision to partner with one of two objectionable individuals to reopen Kaboul Kitchen.
  • Premiere Date
    March 12, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (515)