‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ OTP Series: Missed Opportunities in the Pilot

When it comes to OTP moments between our favorite characters and ships, let’s be honest. We shippers can never get enough. So as we go through our weekly rewatch of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (not for the first time), Fangirlish author…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ OTP Series and Clarkeman Endgame

Benjamin Franklin once said, “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” but that is only because television OTPs hadn’t been invented yet. It’s a rare OTP that’s so damn good, they warrant the…

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Roundtable: Why NBC Should Renew ZEP

Every once in a while, a television show will come along at just the right time, uplifting fans with the perfect combination of humor and heart when we need it the most. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is that show, and we…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×12 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×12 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad” is an extraordinary episode of television. It’s emotional, poignant and despite all the sadness, incredibly uplifting, because it does a great job of showing grief in a way that’s relatable, in a way…

Kapil Talwalkar Talks Tobin and ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist airs its final episode tomorrow, but for Kapil Talwalkar, who plays wannabe bro Tobin, that’s only the beginning. Or at least, we hope it is. Fangirlish had a chance to talk to Kapil, and the first thing…

I Will Go Down With This Ship: Zoey/Max Edition

Ships. In entertainment, and especially, in fandom, we live and die by them. Which is why every Friday, we’ll be focusing on a couple, analyzing why we ship them, and overall, just proclaiming our eternal love for those couples that…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×11 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mother”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×11 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mother” is the kind of episode that hits you deep, the kind that’s meant to make you acutely aware of time, and what it means to let that time pass you by. In a…

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and the Ugliness of Grief

Warning: This article will contain references to a character’s father’s suicide. Of all the shows on television today, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has quickly become the one I look forward to the most, bringing humor and heart week after week, in…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×10 Review: Zoey’s Extraordinary Outburst

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×10 “Zoeys Extraordinary Outburst” is a hard, uncomfortable episode to watch, something very much removed from the usual lightness and heart that this show brings. And yet, as much as I didn’t really enjoy this episode as…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’: For the Love of Max Richman

When it comes to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (a.k.a. “The Best Show on Television Right Now”), Zoey Clarke and Max Richman are soulmates. Don’t believe me? Ask Skylar Astin, who plays Max on the show. His lack of chill about the…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×09 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Silence”

When I first saw the promo materials for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×09 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Silence,” I thought to myself, well, here it is. Here’s the typical filler episode. And I wasn’t even really upset about it, because we’ve had a…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×08 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Glitch”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×08 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Glitch” is the best this show has been, by far, with an emotional and relatable Zoey, a Max that has become the love interest we all dreamed he could be, a Simon that, so…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×07 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Confession”

You know the difference between watching a show because it’s somewhat entertaining and then writing some words about it, even though you’re not exactly brimming with words and absolutely loving something, being eager to watch the next episode and having…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×06 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out”

Something strange happened as I watched Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×06 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out.” I found myself not just vaguely enjoying it, but actually investing. Not just in Simon’s very relatable pain, but in Mo’s brand of friendship, in Zoey’s…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×05 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Failure”

For a moment or two there, during Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist 1×05 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Failure,” I really, really felt this show. The whole notion of failure, and how we must all deal with it is a very interesting subject that hits…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×04 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist turned a corner last week, after the first two episodes failed to consistently deliver the emotional punch I required. In “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor” the show once again leans on its strongest characters to deliver an episode that…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×03 Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Boss”

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’s third episode, titled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Boss” finally does the thing we’ve been asking of it since the “Pilot.” It makes Zoey’s gift, curse, or whatever you want to call it, about someone other than Zoey, and by…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×02 Review: This Power is Wasted on You

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns with “Zoey’s Extraordinary Best Friend,” an episode intended to help Zoey come to terms with her new, ahem, powers …as well as try to establish the dynamics we’re going to come to rely on during the…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×01 Review: The Music in You

There’s something about Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist I can’t quite explain. It’s not extraordinary, at least, not as much as it’s trying to be. It holds its cards a little too close to the vest at first, and there’s at least…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Preview: Quirky, Charming and Full of Potential

And that’s probably a good thing. Look, I went into this expecting to fall in love with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which, if I’m being a fair, is usually a setup for failure. But I couldn’t help myself, I really couldn’t.…