TV Talk: Jane The Virgin- Chapter One

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“Chapter One”

Last night was the season premiere of Jane The Virgin, and I have to admit even though I was pretty bummed The CW cancelled an amazing show to bring Jane The Virgin to life, it was everything I expected and more.

Jane is like a telenovela. It’s funny, romantic; it has drama and the right amount of emotion. Maybe that’s because Jane’s life is like a real life telenovela. Her grandmother, Alba, is a traditional and over the top Spanish old lady. Can you believe she compared Jane’s virginity to a flower? This made me laugh out loud because when Jane was a little girl, Alba made her crumple up a rose and then she told to her try to make it new again. When this failed, Alba told Jane “You can never go back and that’s what happens when you lose your virginity.” As crazy as this seems, I totally I totally get it. Alba was just trying to teach Jane that it was something sacred, and she also didn’t want Jane to end up like her mother, Xiomara, who got pregnant with Jane at a young age.

Today, Jane is an adult and in a relationship with Michael, who is a handsome, nice, and understanding man. One could even make the connection that he’s Jane’s reward for keeping the promise she made to her grandmother/abuela and is waiting until marriage to lose her virginity.

Jane has her entire life planned out from school, her career and even marriage. She’s on top of her game, and at this point in her life, it seems that nothing can get in her way. Little does she know that her life is about to change drastically and things are about to get super complicated.

Her gynecologist Luisa, accidentally inseminates her with Rafael’s sperm. Luisa, who also happens to be Rafael’s sister, was just having the worst day ever after she found out her wife cheated on her and the sperm that was actually meant for Petra (Rafael’s wife) got inseminated into Jane by mistake. If this ever happened to me, I really don’t know what I would have done. It’s so crazy. Petra can’t be trusted though. Even though she supported Rafael during his cancer, she’s a little snake. This woman is cheating on him with his best friend Roman. It’s such a messy situation, but like I said telenovela. Petra only wants to get pregnant so that when she divorces Rafael she can get more money. Petra is a hot gold digging mess and I hate her already. Thank goodness Rafael asked her for a divorce, however we all know Petra isn’t going quietly.

The most romantic moment was totally ruined when Jane blurted out mid proposal to Michael that she was pregnant. He had the most romantic night planned and she sort of ruined it. But I am happy she told him right away. Michael, on the other hand, was just in total shock because he knew Jane was still a virgin, and that her being pregnant was impossible. However, this being TV where awkward situations abound, they had to play it off because he had invited her entire family to the proposal because he knew she was going to say yes. That bit him in the butt, but it was so sweet of him. Sadly, he didn’t foresee this mishap (who could have?), but Jane being the romantic she is, totally scored points when she proposed to Michael a bit later. I swear I cried. It was the cutest and most romantic scene ever I’ve ever seen.

Jane The Virgin is my new Monday night guilty pleasure. I love watching Sleepy Hollow but sadly that’s going to the DVR. You know what’s amazing is that Jane and Rafael actually know each other. He was her little man crush and they even shared a passionate kiss back when she used to work at this Yacht Club. Back then Rafael was a little playboy so he never called her back. All of this is so ironic you know, but I’m happy that she’s keeping the baby seeing as this is the only chance Rafael has at being a father.

Jane The Virgin is the breath of fresh air The CW needed. There is no other show on TV at the moment that’s like this, and I truly love it. Last night’s episode made me laugh, cry, and get angry (stupid Petra). Seriously, I can’t wait for Chapter 2 next week. But until then, I’ll be watching this episode again because it was just so good.

Jane The Virgin airs on Monday nights on The CW at 9pm. You guys should really check it out! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

TV TALK BACK:

What secret is Michael hiding?

Why is Michael investigating Roman?

Who was murdered?

Will Jane fall in love with Rafael?

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