Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 12 (a Review)

Last episode fell flat. I think it felt like that was illustrated when I watched Upload recently (read the review here). That show felt like a show plotted for streaming, as does this show. The constant plot lines and cuts. The setting up hard for future episodes all feels geared toward a show made for streaming. However, even with that this episodes does not falter … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 12 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 11 (a Review)

Everything is building. Zoey’s on the rocks with her friends. Work drama has turned Max against his old team, and Zoey’s father Mitch has progressed deeper into his disease. It is a dark time to be sure. To match the dark time, this episode is off too. Despite being tonally consistent with s everything that came before there is just something off with it. Maybe … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 11 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 10 (a Review)

When the show missed a couple weeks I thought it’s release and production was halted like so many were due to the pandemic sweeping… well everywhere (that is what a pandemic means). Instead it was just on a break. Coming back days later, Zoey is juggling how she will help Simon with his breakup with his fiancée last episode, her other love interest, Max, moving … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 10 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 9 (a Review)

From breath of fresh air to strong exhale this episode is good. It’s been a day since Zoey heart sang to both Simon and Max, so must confront them. Mitch’s (Zoey’s father) make nurse is having issues with his daughter Zoey must help. Meanwhile Zoey’s brother and sister in law continue to have marital issues. The relationship drama between Zoey, Simon, and Max continues to … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 9 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 8 (a Review)

For those of us who can, being stuck at home through this pandemic has driven us a little crazy. None more than those who used our drives to work to listen and sing along. That is only relative because with mounting pressure from the CEO of Zoey’s company doing a drop bye, to terrible news about her fathers and baby shower invitations to hand out … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 8 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 6 (a Review)

Time to just jump into this review like the show does to that cliffhanger. Last episode Zoey took some hit, but close to her work crush Simon. Following that now Simon’s fiancé is calling Zoey, Max has to face up to the fact he broke up with Autumn, Zoey’s boss signed her divorce papers, and Simon’s engagement party is happening all on the same night. … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 6 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 5 (a Review)

Does two episodes make a pattern? I ask mostly because the further the season goes it will be harder and harder to judge how good the season is overall. The only new insights I have going in is that I saw Zoey’s dad in New Girl and I want more of him like that. In the episode proper Zoey’s brother and sister in law are … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 5 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 4 (a Review)

The previous episode of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist showed off the series potential and clarified that Mo, Zoey’s neighbor, uses he/his pronouns, or is gender fluid to be specific. I didn’t mention that in the review proper because I couldn’t find space, but it’s cool all the same (and actually relevant to the episode). Now we are passing the 3 Episode Test line. Everything starting now … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 4 (a Review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 3 (a review)

The previous episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist were over stuffed, oddly paced episodes with strong characters, good dynamics, great singing, and have real heart. It’s a show I have really wanted to like for more reasons than just liking Jane Levy interact with others on screen. This episode finally starts paying off some of the set up potential and ends up being a strong episode … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 3 (a review)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 2 is Finally Here (a Review)

I started the previous one of these talking about how network television is behind the times. This show continues to represent that just by the fact it released its pilot episode with lots of hype and excitement only to suddenly vanish as they made the rest of the series it seems. It’s more interesting that previews for the first episode showed events that didn’t occur, … Continue reading Zoey’s Extraordinary Hype Episode 2 is Finally Here (a Review)