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Jane the Virgin- Chapter Eighteen (1×18)

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Nooo! The worst thing that could have ever happened on Jane the Virgin just happened! Rafael and Jane broke up! (Inhalada, exhalada everyone!)

Jane’s been having doubts about Rafael for awhile now. Can you blame her? He left her hanging during most of her child birthing classes and made her change up Easter because of work related issues. Kind of selfish. I see her point, but I also see his. If he wants to support this child, he needs a job. The hotel is his job and since he’s the big boss, he needs to be accessible 24/7. It sucks. The part about being in love, that involves sacrifice and compromise, something they both need because their both a little stuck in their ways.

The funny thing about timing is that it’s always off. The minute Jane realized she needed to stop having doubts and have faith in Rafael that he would be a good father and one-day husband, he realized that maybe their differences were just too big and they should probably take a break. Part of that realization had to be his meeting with his mother, who admitted that his father found out she had cheated on him and paid her 10 million dollars to leave and never come back. That’s why Rafael wants to be the guy who provides for his child, not the guy who abandons it. But, think about this…. why did she have to abandon the child in the first place? Because his father was a shady man. I don’t think Rafael is seeing both sides of the story. And unfortunately, Jane isn’t even understanding where he’s coming from because she doesn’t know he met his mom.

I like Rafael, I really do, but lately I’m really annoyed of how badly he’s treating his pregnant girlfriend. Let’s not forget he’s the one who always wanted a kid… not Jane! She’s carrying his child on accident. And she’s the one that’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders, quite literally I might add. And all I see is Rafael being completely oblivious to the situation. The reason Jane has doubts is because this isn’t the guy that she fell in love with. It’s not the guy who would drop everything for her, who spent time just talking with her on the balcony and definitely not the guy who threw her a surprise part. Yes, he wants to be successful, but at what cost?

That isn’t to say I’m going Team Michael here. I think it’s pretty clear that Jane is over Michael. Otherwise, she would have definitely let the whole Andie thing get to her way more than she did. Instead, Jane saw how happy Michael was reconnecting with his ex-gf and even accepted that he was “moving on” from her. After hearing that, she didn’t event try to sabotage anything which shows Jane’s personality. When she sees Andie on the other hand, she won’t be so forgiving. Michael did reveal Andie knew he broke up with Jane so it’s safe to say she used Jane to get Michael back. Rude! Good people always get the short end of the stick. And since I don’t think Jane loves Michael anymore, I don’t want to see her run to him now just because of what happened with Rafael. That would be cheap.

Xo celebrated Easter with Abuela, Rogelio and his sassy mother. The whole event was really difficult for her because Rogelio’s mom still hates her. She blames Xo for the death of her cat, after she walked in on the two of them having sex back in the 90’s. Or so Xo thinks. When she finally gets the courage to apoligize to his mother, she admits that she’s mad because Xo never told Rogelio she was pregnant which meant that she never met her granddaughter growing up. This is however totally false. Xo did tell Rogelio and he told her to get an abortion- something he kept from his mom because he was embarrassed and ashamed. When the truth comes out, she apologizes to Xo but then gives them a pep talk about how they shouldn’t be together because Xo is too old. Seriously, the nerve of this woman! Xo storms out, runs into her ex Marco at the bar, accidentally kisses him in a very vulnerable moment and regrets it moments later. That regret triples when she gets back to Rogelio’s place to find he drove his mom home a week early because “no one will insult the woman I love.” Yes, he told Xiomara he loved her finally and she decided it’s better not to mention that little kiss. Not yet at least.

Alba’s story is the best by far. She’s crushing on the guy from rehab Edward hard. Well, Jane goes to Easter mass and runs into Edward, who is a priest at the church. Whoa, didn’t see that one coming. Alba is super excited later that night because she gave Ed a call and asked him out. Jane breaks the news to her and she freaks out because after asking the priest out, he said yes!

And lastly, Petra was on a mission to prove to Rafael that Aaron was actually Roman. Rafael didn’t believe her so she called up Michael. She broke into Aaron’s room to get a glass with his DNA. She thought he didn’t see her, but he totally did. That night, she was supposed to have dinner with him down in the lobby, with cops an Michael watching as they waited for the DNA tests to return, but Aaron outsmarted them all. He “took” Petra to a different restaurant and revealed that he was in fact Roman in their car ride. Meanwhile, Michael got the results that proved Aaron was Roman. Dun, dun, dun. The question now is why did Roman kill his brother? Why is he pretending to be Aaron? And why is he kidnapping Petra? Is he mad that she knows? Was this whole thing to impress her?


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing

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TV Shows to watch While Working from Home Coronavirus

In case you haven’t been keeping up with global news, coronavirus, COVID-19, is forcing everyone to practice the 2020 version of”conscious uncoupling” known as “social distancing.”

Many cities/states are on lockdown with bars, restaurants, and other establishments closing their doors to keep the outbreak from spreading even more than it has.

If you’ve found yourself self-quarantined at home on the couch to prevent the spread of germs, you’ll likely be looking for things to keep yourself occupied.

Many shows have shuttered production with daytime and late-night talk shows going sans audiences or completely dark for the remainder of the month.

And this means it’s the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you’ve been putting off.

Here are some shows to watch during your self-quarantine.

 

Scandal

What the world needs now is a fixer who could tell us all how to get out of this mess. Since that’s not possible, we have the next best thing in Olivia Pope, DC’s fixer and right-hand to the President, who is also in a torrid love affair with him. It’s political, dramatic, and sexy as hell to this day.

 

Timeless

Don’t you wish we could all travel back to a time before the coronavirus? Same. Maybe if we had a time machine like Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus, we totally could. But alas, we’ll have to settle for watching their journey through key historical moments as they attempt to stop Rittenhouse from destroying the world.

 

 

Locke & Key

Think Harry Potter meets Narnia. Netflix’s new fantasy thriller finds a family moving into a mansion following their father’s death where they learn that it’s filled with secret keys that open up portals to other dimensions. You never know where you’ll end up, but it’ll make you forget you’re curled up on your couch amidst a toilet-paper shortage.

 

Mr. Robot

Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer by day and doubles as a vigilante hacker by night. When he’s recruited by a mysterious underground organization, he’s forced to do things that make him question his personal beliefs, his morals, and most importantly, what’s real and what isn’t.

Financial burdens (like the fact that you spent all your money stocking up on canned goods and paper towels) plague three suburban moms who are tired of always playing “catch up.” They decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a grocery store. Soon, they find themselves trying to navigate a world of crime that has absolutely no rules. As they try to survive, their actions will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Stranger Things

You’ve already heard of Stranger Things, and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s high time you do. The series takes place in 1980s Indiana and follows a group of young friends who become privy to supernatural happening within the government.

Grey’s Anatomy

There’s no better time than during a quarantine to watch all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, when else are you going to have the time? All you need to know is that it’s a medical drama, there’s a doctor named McDreamy, and Shonda Rhimes is the boss babe behind it.

 

The Good Place 

The Good Place is a stroke of comedic genius mixed with some of the most insightful and wholesome storytelling of our generation. It’s also the only series that had the perfect series finale (fight me, but after coronavirus cause there’s a no-touching ban). Eleanor Shellstrop is shocked to find herself in the Good Place following her death and immediately realizes she’s there by mistake. No one is prepared for her hilarious afterlife antics as she hides from architect Michael and her new friends while trying to become a better version of herself.

Don’t be deterred by the plot — a young Latina woman learns she’s pregnant after she’s accidentally artificially inseminated. The series weaves together the best parts of a telenovela while adding heart, feshed-out characters, strong female leads, irresistible love interests, and family at the forefront of every storyline.

 

Love is Blind

In the reality TV vein, Netflix delivered the world’s newest obsession. It’s a social experiment that many claim prepared our generation for dating throughout “social distancing.” Love is Blind forces a handful of contestants to meet people while isolated in pods. Once they find their “soulmate,” they propose to them without meeting face-to-face and a few weeks later, walk down the aisle.

 

YOU

If you’re not familiar with Joe Goldberg, you’re missing out. YOU is a suspenseful thriller that digs into the mind of an obsessed serial killer and follows his romantic relationships.

 

Game of Thrones

Similarly to Greys Anatomy, when else are you going to find the time to watch all of Game of Thrones? This is the perfect time to dig into a pop culture phenomenon so you know what “winter is coming” means the next time someone mentions it.

 

The Marvelous Ms. Maisel

If there’s anyone that can cheer you up and put a smile on your face, it’s Ms. Maisel. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam aka “Midge” breaks the rules and pursues a career in stand-up comedy. While it’s unheard of for women of her class to pursue a career, it’s even more unheard of a woman succeeding in such an industry. But leave it to Midge to prove everyone wrong and do it with flair and style!

Binge. Enjoy. And wash your hands!


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Jane the Virgin – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)

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Jane the Virgin Chapter One Hundred Series Finale Review

Be brave.

That’s what Rafael told Jane when he first met her on Jane the Virgin Season 1 Episode 1, and five seasons later, the theme of braveness continued on Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 19.

It should be noted that I had to tell myself to be brave while writing this review and wiping away so many happy tears.

As far as series finales go, Jane the Virgin’s hit every mark and was a treat for longtime fans.

One would say it was the inverse of what made Jane the Virgin such a household name; it bypassed the usual telenovela-twists and opted for happy endings all around.

There will always be things that I wish would have happened, but confined to a one-hour window, the finale was pretty perfect.


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Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Eight (5×17)

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Jane The Virgin Chapter Ninety-Eight Review

How do we say goodbye?

Xiomara posed that very question at the end of Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 17, and nothing sums up my feelings more succinctly.

We’re almost at the end, and despite this being the weakest season to date, it’s still bittersweet.

Look, nothing against anyone on the Jane the Virgin team.

Putting together a final season is a tall order, and appeasing everyone is nearly impossible.

We’re always going to have a bone to pick with something. That’s just life.

Nevertheless, I’m enjoying this strange ride for what it is and soaking up these last moments with the Gloriana Villaneuva family.

The realistic moments of the episode were really great, but the moments that leaned heavily into telenovela territory fell short.

Rose’s masterplan was revealed and to be honest, it was lame and non-existent.

Everything she’s ever done was motivated by her love for Luisa.

She broke out of jail and created an army of minions in order to be with her one true love.

If Luisa hadn’t betrayed Rose, Rose wouldn’t have had any motive to come after Jane.

Rose has been an elusive and terrifying villain all these years, but she just felt like a run-of-the-mill villain when she ambushed Jane.

Yes, I was a nervous wreck the entire time, but only because I expected Rose to already have people at Mateo’s school waiting for him or something.

Did anyone even know where Mateo was at the time? And why did no one come to check in on Jane?

Then, Rose’s grand plan was to sneak into the This Is Mars party essentially wearing alien costumes from Spirit Halloween.

What happened to the plastic surgery genius who could change her appearance at the snap of her fingers?

The one who befriended Michael as Susanna and faked his whole death?

We needed that Rose to come out and play.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!


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