Leave it to my mom to realize the problem with the embarrassment that was ZOEY this past week. For a character turning 30, the show had each lead acting like they had teen angst. There’s a time and place for teen angst (see TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER), but wondering if 30-somethings are going to kiss is not a dramatic narrative.

Zoey’s dad’s motto for birthdays was, “bigger moments need bigger memories.” That statement should be personified in this show. The only thing that is bigger in this not-so extraordinary playlist are the MVP-worthy Mandy Moore dancing scenes.

Skip this week’s episode 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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