Telenovelas are known for being drama-filled, intense and over the top. While The CW hit Jane the Virgin does accomplish infinite dramatic elements throughout its hour long episodes, it also brings another element than few shows master–immense amount of heart. Even as the show gets ready to return on Monday night, with Michael’s life hanging in the balance, we can’t help but feel anything but joy over its return. Jane The Virgin is one of the most beloved shows on television, and for good reason! Let’s take a minute to review what it is about Jane that has not only Michael and Rafael, but viewers as well, falling head over heels in love with this show.
It is impossible to watch an episode of JTV without having pastel blues, purples, and yellows flood your screen. Visually, the Jennie Snyder Urman-developed show is stunning. It’s filled with cheery, and inviting color pallets that make it impossible not to feel calm and collected while watching it. The Marbella hotel is a staple location on the series and is one of the most alluring sets on the show, so much so that you almost forget all of the horrible things that constantly go on there.
While the show is beautiful to watch and drama/ comedy filled, nothing compares to the show’s wonderful and powerful cast. Gina Rodriguez shines like no other leading actress on primetime. She brings such warmth and compassion to the role, something surprisingly rare on television. Jane’s mother, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother, Alba (Ivonne Coll), are her voices of reason, offering love, wisdom, and advice. They are at the center of just about every scene that makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. Without them Jane would fall apart, and frankly, so would we! Jane’s father, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) is by far the biggest source of humor and comedic relief on Jane. He loves Jane so much and that comes through in everything he does.
When it comes to Jane’s boys, Michael (Brett Dier) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni), wow! Those two kill it daily on the show. Whether it’s fighting over Jane, trying to find baby Mateo, or overall just being pretty fantastic guys. Personally, I lean more towards Team Michael, but Rafael has grown a lot since the show’s first season. One thing is for sure, both of these men will do anything in their power to make sure Jane is happy.
The series has changed and grown so much since it premiered two years ago. It’s turned into a fully fledged comedy/drama filled machine and shows no signs of slowing down. Jane The Virgin is such a joy to watch and such a nice escape from everyday life. It brightens our lives and it genuinely is one of the most special and unique shows on television right now. Even if we tried, there’s no way we could stop from tuning in on Monday night!
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Jane The Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.
Victoria loves all things TV! Whether it's binging Grey's Anatomy (for the 4th time) or talking Orphan Black plot lines with her Professors, she's fully in love with the medium. Victoria loves television so much that she is studying it at Monmouth University. If you love hearing long rants about why Luke and Lorelai are meant for each other you should follow Victoria on twitter @VictoriaNelli.