I've been trying to find a video of this scene from the NBC series, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist for the past few months, but it hasn't been posted. However, they re-ran the entire first two years of the show's episodes over the holiday weekend, so I recorded the episode in question and then videotaped the specific sequence with my phone. And so, I can embed it here. The quality isn't nearly as good as a YouTube video, but it's very crisp and the sound is quite clear, so it should be fine.
The video is fun on its own, but I think it requires a short background about the show and this particular scene to get the full enjoyment.
The premise of the series is that for whatever reason, the main character Zoey (played wonderfully by Jane Levy) has developed the ability to hear what people are thinking at particularly emotional moments in their lives, which they express through song, what she refers to as "heart songs." And she's grown to hate her "power," as she calls it It's not only intrusive in her life -- having people break into passionate pop songs, often with full choreography, that no one else can see -- but also she's realized that whatever is going on in that person's life, she has to help resolve it, or the songs will continue until she does.
As for this particular scene, it comes in the first episode of Season Two. The first season ended on a sad note for Zoey, as her father (who had been ill and fading all year) passed away. The show's next season opened with her having temporarily moved back home with her mother, taking a lot of time off to deal with this upheaval and not having gone back to work at her tech firm in six weeks. She also hasn't heard any heart songs ever since she's buried herself at home, which is the one thing she's glad of. But she knows it's time to stop hiding out at home and finally go back to work, and this clip (which comes about six minutes into the episode) begins with her on the elevator heading back up to her office.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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