ZOEY’S is back! “Let’s get Loud” and celebrate is what I want to say, yet the plot continues to “Drift Away” into supporting character champagne problems. Audiences get a special edition of Zoey and her friends driving in a car (wait, I thought that was THIS IS US’s mechanism to drive the plot forward 🤔).

What keeps me coming back to this show are the well choreographed musical sequences. Outside of ALLY MCBEAL and ELI STONE, this is the most fantastical office space dramedy that has surfaced on network TV in years. As Max and Mo struggle with the fire marshal, Leif has dating problems and Zoey stuffs her grief down, making it worse. Predictable? Heck yeah. But the point of this episode is that we can all get by with a little help from our friends.

Here’s hoping this show can become the next ELI STONE as Zoey is at its best when she helps others with her gift to hear people’s “heart songs” instead of debating her own problems. Yet those issues have to be bigger than Leif’s “Tainted Love” subplot.

One side note – I love that this show continues to deal with grief. Just like FOR ALL MANKIND, it doesn’t just pass after one TV moment. The unique ways in which ZOEY continues to bring it up makes the characters feel more realistically grounded, even when they are bursting into song and dance.

It’s available on NBC / Peacock.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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