Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
Show: Jane the Virgin
When It Airs: Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
The Biggest Stars: From co-creators Ben Silverman (Ugly Betty) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens M.D.), Jane the Virgin stars the utterly delightful newcomer Gina Rodriguez. Adding to the cast is Law and Order's Andrea Navedo, Switched at Birth's Ivonne Coll, Ravenswood's Brett Dier, and telenovela superstar Jaime Camil.
Here's What You Need to Know: Jane the Virgin is an adaptation of a hit Venezuelan telenovela starring Gina Rodriguez as Jane, a virgin who is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine gyno appointment. We've already gushed about how much we love this series, despite the fact that it's pretty much every twenty-something girl's wildest nightmare that we never realized could happen. However, don’t let this wacky (and admittedly terrifying!) premise stop you from tuning in and missing out on all the small screen fun.
In a network that is jam-packed with vampires, witches, dark creatures, and brave superheroes, this fall The CW is gifting fans with an outrageous new twist: An endearing and funny new series with absolutely no supernatural elements. Gasp! At its heart, Jane the Virgin is a ridiculously charming show and a breath of fresh air that TV viewers of any age can enjoy.
If You Like… The telenovela vibe of Ugly Betty, the family friendly heart of Gilmore Girls, and the easy breezy, but enjoyable stories in Hart of Dixie, then you will love Jane the Virgin.
Our Review in .GIF Form:
Bottom Line: Jane the Virgin should be at the top of your can't-miss TV list. There's absolutely nothing plain about this Jane, and we can't for fans to be introduced to a new CW character who is less supernatural and much more natural.
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