Sarah Likes “Jane the Virgin”

Don’t let the stupid name fool you: this show is superb.

This CW-produced show is a satire of telenovelas, but it’s basically a tongue-in-cheek telenovela.

Here’s the premise:
This sweet girl named Jane who is a devout Catholic and waiting until she marries her boyfriend Michael to have sex for the first time goes to the doctor for her annual exam.  During the exam, she’s artificially inseminated and becomes pregnant, even though she’s still a virgin.  Chaos ensues.

The rest of the series so far (64 episodes) becomes even more telenovela-like: the owner of the sperm is a very very very cute guy named Raphael who owns a fancy Miami Beach hotel.  Raphael’s wife is cheating on him with his best friend, who is mysteriously murdered at a hotel event.  Raphael’s sister is the doctor who accidentally inseminates Jane.  Jane’s single mom admits that Jane’s dad is a famous telenovela star.

And that’s like 3 episodes worth.

I can’t explain the show to do it justice.  Just try a few episodes and I promise it’s sweet, it’s funny, it’s morally sound, it’s thrilling, it’ll break your heart, it’ll inspire you.  What more can you ask from a TV show?

Jane the Virgin is on the CW network and Season 4 premieres October 13th.  Try to catch up before it comes back…you basically have four weeks to watch about 55 hours of television.  You can do it!  I believe in you!

I think a lot of people would like this show, but this post is geared towards females high school and older.  I think people my mom’s age would be really pleasantly surprised and how sweet and entertaining this show is.  Former soap opera watchers who now have a higher standard for entertainment quality.  Aunt Linda, Aunt Vicki: I’m looking at you here.

A couple tips:
1) Don’t look ahead!  There are several HUGE spoilers that will take the fun away.
2) Don’t forgo watching Episodes 1-64 before starting Season 4 in real time.
3) Enjoy!

Sarah Likes Today:
Jane the Virgin (Stream on Netflix)