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March 1st, 2020 under Alex Newell, NBC, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is one of the most loveable shows on television. Tonight’s episode at 9p on NBC is a perfect example of why.

Zoey (Jane Levy) hears Mo (Alex Newell) sing The Great Pretender by The Platters. When she asks her confident neighbor why she was singing that tune, Mo tells her that her gift of hearing people’s thoughts through song is off.

Zoey thinks she might be right, but that gets proven wrong as soon as she gets to work. First, Zoey hears her friend, Max (Skylar Astin), sing a song that perfectly details that he finally sex with his new girlfriend. Then she hears her boss belt out something that proves she might not be handling her recent split from her husband as well as we thought.

While Zoey is hearing songs, her brother, David (Andrew Leeds), is hearing their dad (Peter Gallagher), who can no longer communicate because of an illness, cry uncontrollably. Andrew is going to be a dad, and both he and his dad realize that maybe Mitch will never see his grandchild be born. What will David do to make his dad be part of his baby’s life? Now, I am crying just thinking about it.

While David is with his dad, his mom (Mary Steenburgen) is helping Zoey’s crush Simon (John Clarence Stewart) plan his wedding. Awkward.

Not as awkward as when Zoey finds out what Mo is pretending to be. As soon as Mo discovers that Zoey knows Mo’s secret, Mo shuts her out. It is something that Alex Newell needs all of the applauds for because Alex’s performance is outstanding. Alex gave what the writers gave Alex to do and turned into something extremely heartfelt, emotional and powerful.

Back to Zoey. Since her next-door neighbor is not talking to her, she might have someone else she can talk to in the building. Bonnie is a shut-in, and Zoey hears her singing songs that you only hear at a bar in the Florida Keys like Margaritaville. Zoey is going to do everything in her to lure her out of her apartment. Will she be able to do it?

Can at least one of the people Zoey’s power is telling her to help finally benefit from it?

There are so many wonderful things about Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, I don’t know why you are not watching. There are great songs, excellent writing and storylines, amazing chemistry between the actors, and lots of emotions. There is one emotion you walk away with at the end of each episode and it is pure joy.

It is a Sunday night, football is over, so why not watch. There is nothing else on. I promise you will love it.


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