What are the best moments from Season 1 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a new musical series on NBC. The star of the show is Jane Levy (who starred in Suburgatory) who plays Zoey Clarke. It’s a show that has it all from happy, fun, and sad times.
In any given episode, you can feel happy while watching and be crying by the next scene. And that’s what makes it an impressive show to watch and also the songs chosen fit the scenes well.
All of this happens because Zoey goes in for an MRI and there’s a mishap with the machine. Zoey goes to the doctor after many headaches, as she thinks she may have the same degenerative brain condition as her dad.
Zoey gets an MRI as the machine starts playing up and the technician begins playing some music. A small earthquake shakes San Francisco and the machine’s scans go crazy. Also, the music jumbles up and then Zoey comes out and can hear people’s heart songs (innermost thoughts). No one else can hear heart songs. It is Zoey’s inner power.
Here are the five best moments from season 1 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
1. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad” – Zoey and her dad, Mitch Clarke, share their final dance to Cyndi Lauper’s classic song “True Colours” before he passes away. It is a special moment between father and daughter.
When I watched this for the first time, I cried! And now when I watch it I become teary. It was the perfect way for Zoey and Mitch to spend their last moment together. As in the first episode of the series, when Mitch cannot communicate with Zoey verbally, Zoey hears Mitch singing a beautiful and touching classic rendition of “True Colours”. Even though, Zoey cannot hear him verbally, her ability to hear her dad’s innermost thoughts of love and encouragement through song is moving.
2. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad” – The whole cast singing “American Pie” by Don McLean at Zoey’s dad, Mitch Clarke’s wake. It was beautifully crafted and a remarkable song sung by the characters including Max (Skylar Astin), Simon (John Clarence Stewart), Mo (Alex Newell), Joan (Lauren Graham), Maggie Clarke – Zoey’s mum (Mary Steenburgen), Zoey (Jane Levy), David Clarke – Zoey’s brother (Andrew Leeds), Emily (Alice Lee) and Howie (Zak Orth).
The characters sang this soul rendition so well in sync. It was the perfect song to choose and the most beautiful send of Mitch and ending to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 1. As it was definitely, “the day the music died.”
3. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Outburst” – Mitch and Maggie cannot go out to their favorite restaurant or their anniversary, as her dad is deteriorating fast. So, Zoey helps to organize something special for her parents for dinner at home. It is a romantically and perfect set dinner scene.
During dinner, Maggie starts singing “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and then Mitch joins in too. They sing amazingly well accompanied by some lovely dancing. The harmony between the two of them is spectacular. When I watched this rendition for the first time, I felt warm inside and also teared up.
4. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Outburst” – When watching this episode the first time around, I did not expect to see a SPRQPoint Dance-Off to come about. The dance-off occurred because Joan (Lauren Graham) and Max’s new boss Ava (Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry) fight over Max (Skylar Astin) to stay with Ava on the sixth floor or to return to the fourth floor with Joan. Graham and Goldsberry sung a great duet of “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy and Monica. The dancing complemented the singing well and it is enjoyable to watch these two impressive divas in action.
5. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Glitch” – Zoey shares a strong relationship with her father and cannot imagine her life without him by her side. She feels that she will lose the only person in her dad, who completely understands her inner power of hearing people’s heart songs.
In this episode, Zoey finally is able to accept that her dad is dying and she goes and tells him about her ability to hear people’s innermost thoughts. While she is telling him about this, she starts to sing the song “How Do I Live? by Leann Rimes.
The reason why this moment has made my top five moments is that Zoey, after being in denial the whole season that her dad was dying, she realizes that she has to finally accept it even though it is sad to think that one of her parents is dying.
The moment between Zoey and her dad is a touching and moving scene. Also, Levy sings an emotionally charged beautiful performance of “How Do I Live?”
If you have not watched Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, then you can watch the first season on the NBC app or on Amazon. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been renewed for a second season.
Please have your say in the comments on what were your top moments from season 1 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?