Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What I’m Watching: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2, Episode 9 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mystery” (B+)

It’s enjoyable to see Zoey’s powers on the fritz, mainly because it provides an opportunity for everyone to act differently. Her not being able to swear at the beginning was a fun way to start. Working with Mo and his board of pictures to determine whose song was supposed to go with which person was remarkably entertaining. I think that the best part of this episode was probably Simon launching into a very passionate and animated rendition of “What Does the Fox Say.” I liked the clever opening of them remarking how weird it was, not to sleep together, of course, but to switch sides of the bed, and things are going well aside from Zoey’s potentially smart decision not to tell Simon the truth about her biggest secret. Max’s advice was smart, and it was good to see him react so positively to the news of Rose’s sobriety which allowed them to move forward in a very good way. Mo may be the one sabotaging his relationship with Perry, but meeting Perry’s kids – plus that great number from Perry’s son – suggests that the characters are here to stay and things might ultimately work out. I also enjoyed Zoey flashing her VIP science museum badge like she was super cool. Maggie singing both parts of “Anything You Can Do” after the dinner party that went poorly was a strong scene, as was the “One in the Loneliest Number” performance by the competing teams at work, a song that immediately made me think of the great film “Magnolia.” While it wasn’t all that much of a surprise that the M meant Emily, the seriousness of her situation was, and it was powerful to see Zoey show up and offer her immediate and full support to her sister-in-law who was clearly in distress.

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