This Classic Nickelodeon Show Just Entered Netflix’s Top 10
Earlier this month, Netflix added a selection of classic Nickelodeon shows including Kenan & Kel and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, but the streamer’s offering on childhood nostalgia comes to expand a little more, as another millennial favorite is now available to watch.
If you grew up in the mid-2000s, chances are you were addicted to the adventures of Zoey Brooks and her friends on the iconic Zoey 101 series. And the show’s first two seasons have just been released. added to Netflix, giving subscribers the chance to return to Pacific Coast Academy and sing that classic theme song again.
What is Zoey 101 about?
Originally launched in 2005, Zoey 101 follows teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) as she enrolls in Pacific Coast Academy, a Southern California boarding school that nearly every millennial has dreamed of attending.
There, she makes a close-knit group of friends, including Chase Matthews (Sean Flynn), Dana Cruz (Kristin Herrera), Michael Barret (Christopher Massey), Nicole Bristow (Alexa Nikolas), Quinn Pensky (Erin Sanders) and Logan Reese (Matthew Underwood). Her younger brother, Dustin Brooks (Paul Butcher), also attends the same school throughout the show.
The comedy series follows the misadventures of Zoey and her pals as they prepare for all manner of mischief, from prank wars to running for class president. The romance between Zoey and Chase would also become a staple of the show throughout its four seasons.
In total, the show ran for 61 episodes, ending with a well-received finale in 2008, but so far only the first 25 episodes of the show are streaming on Netflix. If you want to watch the entire series from start to finish, it’s currently available on Paramount Plus.
Should we stream Zoey 101?
If you have fond childhood memories watching Zoey 101, that’s probably no question, of course you should rewatch the classic Nickelodeon show via Netflix. However, if you’ve never watched the series before or were too old/young to tune in when it first aired, this might be a bit trickier question to answer.
Zoey 101 has held up pretty well, but it’s definitely rooted in the mid-2000s. For starters, that means flip phones galore and an obsession with bulk mp3 players. Nevertheless, although the technology used by the characters and the fashion have become obsolete, the series remains quite watchable. It’s especially appealing to young viewers looking for something appropriate but not cartoonish.