Parent reviews for Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 25 reviews

age 18+

Prime time show with negligible censorship

Not a family show. It is for the hipster/dotcom demographic of self-centered twenty-somethings. Whatever filters there used to be for prime time TV are not applied. Every show opens with Zoey's "What the (blank)" exclamation. Jan 2021 episode showed a fondling scene with Zoey's blouse open to reveal a tiny bra and Max kissing her breasts. This is soft-core porn viewers! Feb 2021 had a recreational drug scene (probably the pill ecstasy) with no adverse consequences. It even gave off a 'what fun' vibe. I feel sorry for any cast and crew that is required to go along with the questionable ethics of this program.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

Adult supervision

The topic of this show is of a more serious nature, dealing with an ailing father, grief after passing, supporting the bereaved widow. The second season delves more into the main characters romantic relationships. There are multiple characters throughout the show that she is interested in. There is also a character that is transgender or "gender fluid" and part of season one also delves into a religious side of this topic, as this character attends church as well. The second season has more scenes of a sexual nature, which are not too 'racey' but parents may want to take caution with their kids. I also noticed that in scenes with the brother, wife, and new baby, they took pains to not call out the baby's gender, "they", "it", "the baby" and not using the child's proper gender pronoun.
age 16+

Season 2 is mature

We watched the first season with our kids and thought it brought up wonderful subjects about grief and emotions, and the songs were catchy. However, once we hit the second season, we had to keep skipping the “dirty” stuff. Max and Zoey finally “do it” and although they are clothed, it is pretty skimped. So if you are interested, definitely watch the first season but maybe first preview the second season as it comes out to know if it’s right for your kids.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

It deals with a lot of mature topics.

If your kid is mature enough and you are ready to have discuss the topics that will come up then go for it.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
age 11+

Funny, touching, great music

So we thought this was going to be funny and fanciful, and it is, but it also brings you to tears with the surprisingly deep stories about Zoey and her friends as they deal with illness, loss, career stress and the pursuit of love. Plus, the musical numbers are SO good!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models