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Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Jane the Virgin is more of a dramedy in the traditional sense combining elements of American sitcom shenanigans and telenovela intrigue. Gina Rodriguez is like cupcakes on your birthday. She’s the modern day Hispanic woman: witty, poised and down-right loveable. She’s a total girl’s girl who stands true to her convictions no matter the situation. Jane the Virgin plays on the novelty of old school comedies when Jane gets accidentally artificially inseminated.
As the titular protagonist, Gina Rodriguez shines on screen by commanding your love and cupcake-fetish. She effortlessly juggles the airy feeling of falling deeply in love with her hot boss, played by Josh Baldoni, as well as figuring out the logistics of forming a relationship with her newly discovered father. Jane the Virgin also stars Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega, Jane’s father the famed telenovela star.
The show only gets three stars from me because while the writers do a great job with Jane then completely drop the ball when it comes to portraying jilted ex-wife of Jane’s baby-daddy Petra. Come on! Give me a win with Petra. I think she’s served her time.
(This article was originally published on The Feed on February 20,2015)