Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What I’m Watching: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2, Episode 8 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Birthday” (B+)

It’s difficult to keep track of who on this show is actually a couple and what romantic feeling still exist between potential partners. Like on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” when songs helped characters realize who they were and who they liked, the dizzying duets that showed the many couples who were actively interested in each other were extremely informative. It was a lot for Zoey to take, and also hinted at some brewing romances like the one between Rose and Tobin that might eventually emerge out of their endless banter. Tatiana singing to Simon and him not singing back to her was key to her realizing that it was a romance she could once again pursue – though I was under the impression that they were already a couple – and I can’t quite understand why it is that Zoey and Max don’t just un-hit the “pause” button so that they can restart if they know that they feel a certain way about each other. Mo’s new relationship seems like it’s off to a good start even if Perry appreciates directness more than Mo might be willing to give, and that should be a healthy distraction for Zoey’s nosy neighbor. Aiden’s proclamation of love for Zoey was a bit random and served mainly as a way to detach David from the already auxiliary band plotline. His own marriage has heated up again, which is good, and even Maggie found a positive outlet in the planning of the big party to channel her energy somewhere.

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