'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' hits all the right notes with fans in the perfect combo of music and drama

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' hits all the right notes with fans in the perfect combo of music and drama
(L-R) Skylar Astin as Max; Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke; John Clarence Stewart as Simon (Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)

NBC's new musical dramedy, 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' premiered tonight and while it's a risk, it still manages to contain the music and drama that will make you want more.

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' includes a star-studded cast with the lead played by Jane Levy, from ABC's 'Suburgatory'. Apart from Jane, the series also includes Mary Steenburgen, who plays the role of Zoey's mom.

There is also Peter Gallagher, who plays the role of Zoey's dad, John Clarence Stewart who is a co-worker Zoey connects with, Skylar Astin's Max who plays her best friend, Lauren Graham who dons the role of her boss and others. 

The series starts off with Zoey just being a regular computer coder who works at a startup where Lauren is her boss.

Working for a big promotion that is coming up, Zoey's worried if she has the skills required, all along while helping out her mom take care of her dad who is almost incapacitated by a neurological disease. 



Meanwhile, because she was having a constant headache she decides to go in for an MRI. While inside the machine, an earthquake hits which suddenly turns her into someone who can pick up what people are around her feeling through a full-fledged musical number, where people also occasionally danced.

While she is worried about what is happening to her, on the brighter side because of this she is able to communicate with her father by a touching musical number.

The songs sung in the premiere included, 'Help!' by The Beatles, 'Moondance, by Van Morrison,  'I Can't Get No Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones among others.

Overall, whatever Zoey was going through, was both, a blessing and a curse. Though she had a beautiful moment where she could communicate with her father through another number, she got to know her best friend who is played by 'Pitch Perfect's' Skylar Astin is in love with her. 

Overall, if musicals do not excite you, then you might want to skip the show because this series is surely an acquired taste. The music and drama that takes place in the series make it easier for youngsters who are watching. It's a musical dramedy that will fill the perfect 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' void in your heart. 


After watching the premiere episode, fans on Twitter also seem to have grown a liking towards the series and can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming episodes.

"Completely charmed by @ZoeysPlaylist. I needed a new musical to fill the 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' shaped void in my heart and this is funny, emotionally moving, and I'm so happy to have @jcolburnlevy back on the screen again who is such an effortless star. I'm in. #ZoeysPlaylist," a fan wrote. 



"Wow! I don't really know what my expectations were at the beginning of the episode, but I was instantly hooked. #ZoeysPlaylist is sure to be a hit. I absolutely loved it. Congrats @jcolburnlevy! Just 40 more days til episode 2, but who's counting?" shared a fan.


Another added, "If you didn't check out #ZoeysPlaylist make sure to watch it's a really fun show but one they could easily cancel if it doesn't get the love it deserves so make sure to watch." 

"Just saw #ZoeysPlaylist on @NBC and it was terrific...funny, great singing and dancing and a touching story," added a fan. 

'Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist' will return to NBC on February 16. Check your local listings for more information.

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