I’m declaring October TV month in the Eleventh Stack world because I’m here yet again to talk television! This time the show is Jane The Virgin. It stars Gina Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe this year for her role as Jane. After hearing a lot of good things about this show, I decided to check it out for myself.
The story starts with Jane going to an appointment with her gynecologist. Jane is scheduled for a routine pap smear but that’s not what happens. Her gynecologist, Luisa, is having a rough day after finding her wife in bed with her assistant, so needless to say her mind is elsewhere. In the next room is Luisa’s sister-in-law, Petra, who is there to be artificially inseminated with her husband Rafael’s sample. Jane ended up being artificially inseminated with Rafael’s sample. What makes the story even crazier is that as we all know from title of the show Jane is a virgin. Jane, her mother, and grandmother initially didn’t take the news well. Another person who didn’t take this news well was Jane’s boyfriend, Michael.
Things get even messier because Jane knows Rafael from her past. They had met five years ago when Jane was working at a country club. They had a great conversation and even kissed, but then Rafael never called her after that. So Jane doesn’t have the best opinion of him at first and neither does her mother.
Speaking of Jane’s mother, Xiomara, she’s been holding a secret about the real identity of Jane’s father. She told Jane that he was in the military, but the truth is he’s Rogelio de la Vega, the star of Jane’s favorite telenovella. Jane’s mother dated him back in high school & initially he didn’t want the baby which is why Xiomara never revealed his true identity.
There are a lot of other crazy things that occur, but I won’t spoil the whole show. What I like about this show is that even though the show is centered on Jane, there’s a whole bunch of little stories going on that still connect back to Jane. I haven’t finished season one yet, but I’m still recommending it because it’s a good show. Season one is available in our catalog.
Meanwhile season 2 airs Monday nights at 9 on The CW.