Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Critics Consensus

Though it hits the occasional sour note, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist manages to carry a pretty enjoyable tune, thanks in large part to the always charming Jane Levy.

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Critic Ratings: 30

81%

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User Ratings: 150
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 12, 2020
2
Air date: Feb 16, 2020
3
Air date: Feb 16, 2020
4
Air date: Mar 1, 2020
5
Air date: Mar 8, 2020
7
Air date: Mar 22, 2020
8
Air date: Mar 29, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (18)

These can be all-encompassing social issues, but rather than develop them within an episode or season, the show argues that their solutions should be easy to find... It resolves this cliffhanger fairly quickly. Nothing extraordinary about that, right?

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The imperfections save viewers from having to submit to the overly produced musical segments that undermined "Glee," and it helps give the series the intimacy it requires for the story to work.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

"Zoey" may have worked as a sharply written 30-minute dramedy, but if it wants to be a "This Is Us"-level heart-tugger, the writers can't use the extra runtime on redundant songs.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist isn't in that league - but Austin Winsberg's show, like its characters, comes to life once the music element is introduced. That's never more true than when Zoey is alone with her father, Mitch.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…
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"Zoey" unsteadily launches a new decade for network TV, but where there's talent, there's promise. "Zoey" at least has both.

Jan 6, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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"Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" is at its most charming when it allows itself to be silly. The musical numbers aren't overly polished or elaborate but have just enough potential for a visual surprise.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is eager to please, but there are too many flat notes that prevent the show from really singing.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Zoey successfully juggles multiple tones within its jubilantly surreal framework: romantic and workplace comedy - Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham is a delight as her brittle boss - and touching family drama.

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Perhaps more story, fewer boy band moves and "Zoey's Playlist" could move from the B side to the hit list.

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It all comes back to Levy, who does a great job bouncing from scene to scene as a sweet-faced millennial who doesn't know a lot about music but has a real knack for helping out those in need.

Feb 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fun, sensitive musical comedy has lots of heart.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a high-concept show with rich storytelling potential.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    I only started watching this to see the hot guy from Pitch Perfect and to see if Lauren Graham has aged gracefully. I also just really miss Glee and was hoping this would fill the void. It did not. But all the main characters are super attractive which is a plus. Overall, it's not that great and kind of all over the place, with a target audience of young millennials in tech who like musicals and I just don't see there being that much crossover in those departments.
  • 4d ago
    Quirky, and the plots are thinnish, but excellent cast and exuberant dance numbers (that fit perfectly into the story) make this a winner.
  • 6d ago
    Beautiful, inspiring, heart touching, full of fun, bright tv series which I would love to watch and rewatch several dozen times! The compilation of songs and the way actors present feelings of their characters make me feel that this is real what art can be, this is how it can be interpreted.
  • 6d ago
    Love the main character and the music.
  • 6d ago
    Fun, compelling, innovative. Can't wait for each new episode!
  • 6d ago
    My favorite show on television right now!
  • Mar 22, 2020
    It's pretty annoying. I am so tired of the ads hyping as the greatest show- god help us. I don't understand the storyline....thought it might be something I could enjoy as I liked Lala Land, but pass.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Refreshing and a joy to watch
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Absolutely love it! A must-see for all, you'll laugh, cry and sing! So moving in every way! Absolutely love how they always break out in song, great imagination 10/10!
  • Mar 21, 2020
    Love this show!  Probably my favorite already.  Cast is great.  Jane Levy is just awesome!  Very compelling character, as Zoey, who is very likable, modest, funny, and charismatic.  I get a kick out of her facial expressions.  I like to replay my favorite scenes on DVR to enjoy again and again, which is good therapy in this otherwise depressing time with the virus shut-ins going on.

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