• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 7, 2020
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Dec 30, 2019
    60
    The ambitions of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” seem, in its early going, more focused on assembling that legitimately impressive playlist than in making it really sing. ... The development of her family story over the show’s first two hours suggest a drama with a growing awareness about the most interesting way to use its premise.
  2. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Jan 13, 2020
    50
    There’s a germ of something here. It’s never quite clear what it could be.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 2, 2020
    50
    At times, Zoey creator Austin Winsberg makes potent use of the gimmick, particularly regarding Mitch. ... But the song choices themselves tend to be too literal-minded. ... The non-singing portions tend to be even more formulaic and literal.
  4. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Dec 30, 2019
    50
    Really, it looks like all of the actors are having a blast filming Zoey‘s big musical numbers... but that fun never fully translates to us at home.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 13, 2020
    5
    Don’t expect anything deep or meaningful, but it is a fun takeoff (or should I say, ripoff) of “What Women Want” and Eli Stone.

    Music and
    Don’t expect anything deep or meaningful, but it is a fun takeoff (or should I say, ripoff) of “What Women Want” and Eli Stone.

    Music and choreography are acceptable, script, plot, and acting are predictable and trite.

    Fun diversion with a few real chuckles thrown in. Will probably entertain if it stays away from trying to be too preachy.
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  2. Jan 8, 2020
    0
    I loved it! Concept is great, music awesome. I really enjoyed this show and looking forward to rest of the season.