On this weeks Jane the Virgin, Jane decided to her own her choice. And her choice might not please many fans because she chose Team Michael and decided to stick with it this time – no matter how many objections Rafael had.
Jane and Michael stayed up all night catching up and kissing. When the sun finally rose, Xo and Abuela realized what was happening, but Jane refused to talk about it until she got permission from baby daddy Rafael to date Michael again. Of course this wouldn’t be easy considering the bad relationship between the two of them. In case you forget, Raf got Michael fired and Michael punched Raf in front of Mateo.
Understandably, Rafael is all “hell no” when Jane tells him about Michael. She begs him to give him a second chance at dinner and he agrees, but despite Michael’s beautifully worded apology (courtesy of Jane) things go south the minute Rafael realizes he doesn’t want to let her go. I mean in the end, that’s the only issue. It’s not that Michael is a bad guy, or that he would put Mateo in danger. Really, Rafael is still holding out hope that Jane will choose him and he wants to start a family with her.. So Jane finally decides to stick by her decision of Team Michael, which sends Rafael down a pretty dangerous road.
First, he visits Petra and tells her that she will not be a second class citizen to Jane and Mateo. He also tries to give their relationship a second chance and it’s almost embarrassing. Of course Petra knows Rafael well enough and she knows the only reason he’s here trying to shmooze her is because Jane finally let him go. So thankfully, she kicks him to the curb. Don’t get me wrong, I am Team Rafael all the way but honestly, he has to know he can’t just jump from flower to flower like that. Petra deserves better and I’m glad she’s finally realizing it. So when both the ladies in his life kicked him to the curb, Rafael resorted to his old playboy ways. Am I surprised? Kind of. I thought he was better than this!
Another person holding out hope – Rogelio. After Xo broke off the engagement, the two continued to act like they were in a relationship. While running lines, they even slept together again. Xo was determined to make everyone think that it was innocent but Jane knew the truth… Rogelio was still hoping that she would change her mind on the children situation. That’s when Xo decided that if they were going to break up, they needed to take a break from each other.
Rogelio invited Jane to accompany him to the awards show – a big night for Rogelio. On her way, she returned home to get her phone and found Xo crying because of the breakup. She ditched the “lavender” carpet to be there for her mom, not realizing that Rogelio was also upset and in need of a shoulder to cry on. When he realized Jane chose Xo, he felt a little hurt that Xo was more important to her and declared he needed to be left alone.
But that’s the exact thing you don’t want to happen right now. Why? Well, Rogelio has a stalker. He thought his new assistant Paola was perfect, but in fact, she’s his old pen pal from prison, Lola, who is completely obsessed with him. I mean so obsessed she basically locked him inside his own household. Will anyone realize Rogelio is in danger since he asked for help? Ay…. telenovelas man!
And speaking of telenovelas, we still don’t know what happened to Mutter. All we know is that Mutter killed Rose and is probably going to try to get revenge on the police department, which includes Luisa’s new GF Susanna. And after seeing Rose’s dead body, Luisa started drinking again and confided in Jane, who caught her multiple times. Will she finally tell Raf? Or did Savannah persuade her to get help again?
What did you think of this weeks Jane the Virgin? Should Petra give Raf another chance? Will it work out for sure this time between Jane and Michael? What does Paola want with Rogelio?
TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Jane the Virgin – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)
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.
Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Eight (5×17)
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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