Why ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Needs More Seasons
We have been following this show since day one. And we’ve been pretty much stalking every article that talks of renewal. This show is so important for so many reasons. We could go on about it all day. Or forever. But we will do our best to stick to a few of the biggest reasons why we feel Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist needs more seasons. Like, A LOT more, so keep reading. But be warned, you may find yourself with a serious case of the feels!
Every Episode is Magic
Seriously. That sounds wildly corny but it’s true. There’s just something magical about every episode. And it’s not just the singing and the musical choices. Even though we love all of those too. It’s the feelings you get when you’re watching. At least for us. We feel a deep connection to this show and tend to gravitate closer and closer to the screen as we watch. It feels like we live in a world where people aren’t safe to talk about their innermost feelings. Not without ridicule or others making them feel embarrassed or wrong. So a show where we literally watch and hear emotions being played out in such raw forms? Yes, please!
Music has a way of bringing people together or helping people come out of their shells. Many people turn to music when they’re feeling down, when they’re feeling up, and every emotion in between. It’s one of the big reasons why so many loved Glee. Music is a language that finds a way to speak to everyone. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist found a way to make it even more powerful. And we are beyond grateful for it.
Sure, the part about Zoey hearing people’s thoughts, feelings and emotions through song isn’t the most realistic. Even though we wish it was. But the journeys and the situations that each character is dealing with? Yeah, those are real. We hate thinking about it and we hate talking about it, but we all face losing loved ones at one time or another. Watching Zoey go through losing her dad, Mitch (Peter Gallagher, The Secret Lives of Men), had us sobbing on more than one occasion. Just about every episode if we’re being honest. Watching Mo’s journey of acceptance was a thing of beauty that gave us chills.
Joan (Lauren Graham, The Pacifier) coming into her own, breaking away from her husband, and standing on her own while being a great boss had us cheering. All the time. We love her character. But we also got to see struggles couples go through, struggles friendships go through, and so much more. Things many of us can easily relate to. The fact that show creator, Austin Winsberg, shared so much of himself and what he went through with his own father and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is a gift we can never thank him enough for.
More to Tell
We can’t even describe how much we want to see the journey continue. How Zoey, Maggie, and David deal with the loss of Mitch. The blow was a big one, but the journey isn’t over yet. The amount of realism conveyed in every pore of this show is something we need more of. We need to see Maggie lose it, as we’ve all done after losing a loved one. And we need to see how Zoey comes to terms with it and watch as David opens up. These things are so important to us because this show is so important to us. We have laughed, we have cried, we have felt hopeful and we’ve felt understood with this show. You can’t stop them now.
Plus, the cherry topping on this immaculately made cake is the amount of talent this show features. Come on, the gift of Skylar Astin (Secret Society of Second Born Royals) singing his heart out week after week? We would be lying if we said we weren’t already sold. But he certainly isn’t the only talent as every member of this cast brought us one incredible ballad after the other. Don’t even get us started on “American Pie”. Seriously. Don’t. We’re already crying while writing this.
So Give Us More
So you can bet your ass we’re going to keep fighting for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist to get another season. And another after that. And more. You get what we’re saying. We need more of this. A lot more. We deserve beautiful storytelling like this show offers us. And there is a hell of a lot more story to tell. What about David and Emily (Alice Lee, Take Two) becoming parents? What about Zoey and her love life? Don’t ask us which team we are on because we love Simon and Max equally and we cannot choose. And what about Mo? Because we all know there is a hell of a lot more stories to tell there! So we will fight and we will do whatever we can to help keep this show going.
Are you a fan of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist? What would you like to see happen in season two? Are you on team Simon or team Max? Or do you just love both of them like we do? Find and follow us on Twitter @capeandcastle and we will fight together to save this show! Be sure to check out our site for more articles on all things Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!