What would your life be like if you could hear the thoughts of other people? Would it be cool to read other people’s minds? Would you use your powers for evil or somehow become a hero and foil villains? Or, is it just too much noise and nuisance on for anyone to bear on top of everyday life? NBC’s new dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist puts a fun musical twist on this premise. The series dropped its pilot episode this week, which is now available to view in its entirety on the show’s YouTube page.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist follows the titular character, Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy), an introverted San-Francisco based programmer who is going through a lot. She lost out on a promotion because of her perceived lack of self-confidence, her father Mitch’s (Pete Gallagher) health is declining due to his Progressive Supranuclear Palsy diagnosis, and her family is falling apart. Zoey goes for an health exam and things quickly go awry when a natural occurrence causes some very unnatural happenings.
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Her brain’s signals are somehow scrambled and now she’s able to tap into people’s thoughts and emotions. But, unlike most mind-reading stories, she hears everything in song. That’s right, every single thought will lead to some kind of entertaining action. She doesn’t really want to acknowledge her newfound powers at first.
This makes sense, especially with Zoey being a person who likes to stay in her own bubble. And things get more complicated with unrequited feelings for a co-worker. However, a moment happens that shows her that there are good points to having the ability to read minds.
Could this power help Zoey get the promotion she wants at work? What will she find out about her friends and family? Or, will it annoy her to no end as she tries to live her quiet life? Will anyone believe that her strange powers are possible? Who knows how it will all go down.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist‘s pilot episode has some laughable moments that will delight fans of light-hearted comedy as well as musicals. But, those interested viewers might be sad to discover that the next episode won’t arrive for a while. According to a Deadline report, the show will move into a regular time-slot on Sundays starting February 16. That’s more than a month before anyone will know what happens to Zoey next.
It’s not unusual for NBC to have a pilot episode available for streaming to drum up interest in a show. The company used a similar strategy for God Friended Me by making the first episode available on social media prior to its official TV debut. The faith and Facebook-centered series is back for another season, so perhaps Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will have the same stroke of luck. And, with The Good Place ending later this month, there has to be another great comedy to add to the roster.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist might be your new favorite feel funny series to make this world seem a little brighter.
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