Jane the Virgin

Tragic and spontaneous for Miami, California

Gabriela Hernandez, reporter

The Show

Drama, accidents, tragedy and talented actors. “Jane the Virgin” tells the story of a 23 year old girl who grew up trying to avoid having a baby before marriage. Jane had been studying to become a teacher and had recently got engaged. Jane had her routine clinic visit, which changed  her life into something she didn’t expect.  She had been artificially inseminated by mistake. Now pregnant, Jane was conflicted when she realized that the sperm donor is her boss from the hotel, Rafael.  Things just keep get worse when the baby arrives, which brings her relationship into problems. Her life seems as it just became a telenovela, just like the one she loves. This television series was founded by Jennie Snyder Urman, with the setting of Miami. “Jane the Virgin” premiered on the CW network on October 13, 2014. Right after the first season, it was released on Netflix. Season two has been released on CW, though since it’s not completed yet, it hasn’t been released on Netflix. It is said that “Jane the Virgin,” will be released  in early October, 2016 on Netflix.  

Major Characters 

Gina Rodriguez plays Jane Villanueva, as a pregnant virgin women who is know known by others as a miracle. Jane is considered the queen of drama and relationships. She is afflicted by her pregnancy not knowing it’d come before marriage, like her mother Xiomara Villanueva (Andrea Navedo) insisted. Jane always loved watching telenovelas with her grandma Alba Villanueva (Ivonne Coll), especially “the Passion of Santos,” not knowing her father Rogelio de la Vega (Jaime Camil) was in it. Her pregnancy changed everything including her love life, which was what she was most afraid of. Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanueva () She loves both, her fiance Michael Cordero, Jr. (Brett Dier), and the baby’s father, Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni), but has trouble picking one. Petra Solano (Yael Grobglas) is Rafael’s wife, which was the women who was supposed to get artificially inseminated, Petra gets in the way of Jane’s life. Over all, Jane is a loving and caring person.

Sometimes life gifts you with something you just weren't expecting.
Kole Porter
Sometimes life gifts you with something you just weren’t expecting.

 

Supporting Characters

Jane’s life at age 23 wouldn’t have been the same without Luisa Alver (Yara Martinez) (aka Dr.Alver), because she was the one who inseminated Jane with her brothers sperm. The tragedy wouldn’t have happened without Rose Solano (Bridget Regan) (aka Sin Rostro), this is because she murdered her husband/Rafael’s dad Emilio Solano (Carlo Rota).  Without sister Margaret and sister Teresa, Jane’s pregnancy wouldn’t have been known as a miracle. 

Sister Margaret and Teresa believed that Jane's pregnancy was a miracle, do you agree?

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Season 1 – Episode 1 – (Chapter One) : Pilot

In the pilot of “Jane the Virgin,” there’s a flashback of when Jane’s grandmother taught her to take care of her virginity how she’d take care of a rose. Jane grew up watching “the Passion of Santos,” her favorite telenovela that her father was in, little did she know. Later on, he comes to Jane’s mother Xiomara, to claim that she’s been hiding Jane from him all his life. Now as a 23 year old, Jane living a virgin life goes monthly to get a routine check up. In one of those check ups, a doctor artificially inseminates her thinking she was a different patient. Jane gets her results as positive after passing out. Next day at work, she is told to meet with her boss, and ends up realizing that he is the baby’s father. In fact, Rafael was her crush years ago. After the tragedy of those 42 hours, Jane decides to have dinner with her fiance to acknowledge him that she’s pregnant. Before she could say anything, he proposes to her and she rejects him just for the fact that she’s pregnant. Jane comes back later on and proposes to Michael, they are now engaged and Jane is pregnant.

Scene where Jane sees Rafael from a distance (Throws herself in the pool to avoid talking to him.)
Jazmine Eritzbeth
Scene where Jane sees Rafael from a distance (Throws herself in the pool to avoid talking to him.)

What Stands Out

“Jane the Virgin” is a modern time show of the telenovela “Juana la Virgen.” This show isn’t like any other drama/love story television show. It is unique because this show is the only show where there’s a pregnant virgin women with a spontaneous life, not like every other show where there’s only a bad guy. Another thing is that in “Jane the Virgin” it includes telenovelas, which means that Spanish is included throughout the show, and it’s rare to see a show with more than one language. This show is a modern day television show because they use modern language and electronics. The creativity and effort put for every little scene is something you just wouldn’t expect. Real world situations are all put into one television series.This show was located in Miami, though it was actually filmed in Manhattan, California.

Why To Watch

“Jane the Virgin” is a tv-14 best rated show on CW and on Netflix, which is good because almost every age is capable of watching it. Though sexual activity is involved, nothing is really shown. If you love comedy, drama, and/or romance, this show is for you! This show is one of those, where you just can’t stop watching, it even gets you saying “okay just one more episode,” but next thing you know you’re already halfway through the season. There is a total of 43 episodes at the moment, and more to come!

“Jane the Virgin,” is entertaining and at times hilarious. It is an enjoyable television show. ”

— Ashley Vang 10th, Health Science