Tuesday, March 30, 2021

What I’m Watching: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2, Episode 7 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Memory” (B)

There were some pieces of this episode that felt clunky, but I like where things ultimately ended up. It seemed obvious from the start that Zoey needed to go on her own to try to recreate an experience she had with her father, or at least to go with friends who weren’t Leif and Tobin. Missing the once-in-a-lifetime vision that Tobin was hogging while Leif was singing a heart song got her understandably upset, and it was sweet that she ended up being able to just enjoy being with the right people in the right place, even if she once again didn’t have a chance to see what it was that was supposed to be so stunning and incredible. I like that the workplace characters, who I always felt were the weakest part of this show, are being turned into more believable, three-dimensional people, particularly Leif, who is more sophisticated than he lets on and who was very hurt both by the insinuation that a prospective match was just using him for his work connections and then the truth that she actually was. Mo managed to win over the fire marshal in a big way, and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of him in a different context. David trying hard to join a band feels like a bit of a random plotline, but I guess it’s good to see him doing something other than arguing in court or complaining about how little sleep he gets as a new parent.

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