Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (17,788)

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a musical comedy-drama television series created by Austin Winsberg and premiered on NBC in January 2020. The show follows Zoey Clarke, a tech developer in San Francisco who experiences an unusual accident during an MRI scan that gives her the ability to hear people's innermost thoughts and desires through song and dance. Although initially overwhelmed and confused by this newfound power, Zoey quickly realizes that this gift can be used to connect with her family, friends, and colleagues in a more profound way than ever before.

Leading the cast is Jane Levy, who plays the titular character of Zoey Clarke. Zoey is a smart, driven woman in her late twenties who is trying to figure out her life path. She has a loving family, including her father, Mitch (Peter Gallagher), who is suffering from a rare neurological disease that leaves him unable to speak, and her mother Maggie (Mary Steenburgen), who is struggling to care for him while also maintaining her own career as an artist. Zoey also has two close friends, Max (Skylar Astin) and Mo (Alex Newell), who provide her with support and guidance as she navigates through her professional and personal life.

The show is structured around Zoey's playlist, which consists of songs that represent other people's emotions and thoughts. Whenever Zoey is near someone who has a strong emotional state, they burst into song and dance, enabling her to see into their inner world. The music ranges from classic rock anthems to pop hits to Broadway showstoppers, all carefully chosen to capture the essence of each character's feelings. Each episode features several musical numbers, all choreographed and performed by the talented cast.

Throughout the series, Zoey uses her power to help others, often in unexpected ways. She forms a deeper connection with Max, who has been secretly in love with her for years, by hearing his feelings through a rendition of "Sucker" by the Jonas Brothers. She helps her colleague Joan (Lauren Graham) through a difficult divorce by listening to her sing "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty. And she learns to empathize with her family members in ways she never thought possible, such as hearing her father's poignant rendition of "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper.

The show also delves into more serious themes, such as grief, illness, and mental health. Zoey's father's illness and eventual death are central to the plot, highlighting the challenges and complexities of caring for someone with a degenerative disease. Zoey's own struggles with anxiety and depression are also addressed, as she learns to confront her own issues and find ways to cope with them. The show handles these heavy topics with sensitivity and care, balancing them with the lighthearted musical numbers.

The cast of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is one of its biggest strengths. Jane Levy shines as the lead, delivering a nuanced performance that captures both Zoey's vulnerability and strength. Skylar Astin brings his signature charm to the role of Max, making him a likable and relatable character. Alex Newell steals the show as Mo, a flamboyant and sassy neighbor who provides Zoey with much-needed support and humor. And Mary Steenburgen is excellent as Maggie, a devoted wife and mother who is struggling to come to terms with her husband's illness.

Overall, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a heartwarming and entertaining show that will leave viewers with a smile on their face. Its unique blend of comedy, drama, and music makes for a fresh and original viewing experience. The show has gained a loyal fanbase since its premiere, with viewers eagerly anticipating the upcoming second season. Whether you're a fan of musicals or not, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is definitely worth checking out. It's a show that will touch your heart and leave you singing along.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2020.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Goodbye
13. Zoey's Extraordinary Goodbye
May 16, 2021
In the season finale, Zoey must face a difficult goodbye.
Zoey's Extraordinary Session
12. Zoey's Extraordinary Session
May 9, 2021
In therapy, Zoey reflects back on her unexpectedly profound first day working at SPRQPoint.
Zoey's Extraordinary Double Date
11. Zoey's Extraordinary Double Date
May 2, 2021
Zoey attempts to throw all her energy into her relationship, but things get complicated when a double date doesn't go as planned.
Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night
10. Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night
April 18, 2021
Zoey gets more than she bargained for when she tries to help Emily with a problem. Maggie reconnects with an old friend. Max, Simon and Mo have a bonding night together.
Zoey's Extraordinary Mystery
9. Zoey's Extraordinary Mystery
April 11, 2021
After going to see a medium, Zoey's powers mysteriously start glitching again.
Zoey's Extraordinary Birthday
8. Zoey's Extraordinary Birthday
April 4, 2021
It's Zoey's 30th birthday, but before she can celebrate properly she must confront her unresolved feelings for the men in her life.
Zoey's Extraordinary Memory
7. Zoey's Extraordinary Memory
March 28, 2021
Zoey's effort to recreate a cherished memory with Mitch is thwarted by Leif. Max and Mo have their big restaurant opening.
Zoey's Extraordinary Reckoning
6. Zoey's Extraordinary Reckoning
February 9, 2021
Simon wrestles with his future at SPRQ Point after calling out racial bias at the company. Mo and Max pitch a new investor for their business venture.
Zoey's Extraordinary Trip
5. Zoey's Extraordinary Trip
February 2, 2021
Zoey decides to explore her rebellious side with her neighbor from growing up, Aiden. Max's dad comes to visit.
Zoey's Extraordinary Employee
4. Zoey's Extraordinary Employee
January 26, 2021
Zoey tries to "choose happiness" but finds it is easier said than done. David re-evaluates his priorities. Mo and Max face their first real challenge as business partners.
Zoey's Extraordinary Dreams
3. Zoey's Extraordinary Dreams
January 19, 2021
Zoey is haunted by bad dreams that start to affect her personal life. Jenna helps Maggie find her creative spark again.
Zoey's Extraordinary Distraction
2. Zoey's Extraordinary Distraction
January 12, 2021
Zoey's attempts to spend private time with Max are continually thwarted by both Mo and work problems. The Clarke family gets a new guest when Emily's sister, Jenna, comes to "help" with the baby.
Zoey's Extraordinary Return
1. Zoey's Extraordinary Return
January 5, 2021
Zoey returns to the world after an extended time away and discovers that a lot has changed at work and in her personal life in her absence.
Where to Watch Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (17,788)