Sometimes romanticizing things and looking through rose colored glasses is a good thing – just ask Jane! This week, Jane was *this* close to not being a virgin anymore, but in the end, her morals and upbringing got the best of her. Though I admit, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Jane get pulled over by the cops while not wearing pants. Jane the Virgin covered a lot of ground this week so let’s dig in!
Jane & Hot Teacher – Jane and Professor Chavez were steaming up and she was convinced maybe she was ready to give up her V-card to him. After all, how can a girl with a baby still be a virgin? And what is she really holding onto? The first date went really well, but Jane refused to go back to his place. The second night, she went over for dinner and one thing led to another and Jane was about to go in for the kill when she decided to tell him she was a virgin. He was fine with that until she mentioned she was doing it as a promise to her grandmother. Buzz kill! The next night, she decided to get a little creative with the sexting and before you know it, she was driving with no pants on to his house. But getting pulled over by a cop (who resembled Michael) was a sign for Jane and when she got to Chavez’s house, she couldn’t go through with it. Instead, she ended up crying in his arms… talk about AWKWARD. I guess Jane wasn’t really holding on to the actual virginity, she was holding on to the idea of finding the perfect one.
Jane, Petra and Rafael – So Team Rafael hearts were broken this week as Jane finally closed the door on her relationship with Rafael. This time, I think it’s for good. I’m not too happy about it but I guess the writers have been setting up the Petra and Raf dynamic for awhile and maybe a second chance will be good for them. But meanwhile, Raf enlisted Jane to help Petra with baby shopping. Of course, they butted heads and hated every minute of it, but Jane still promised to throw Petra a baby shower. You know, her mom is in jail and all that. Eventually, they found common ground when they were just real with each other. So yay for this oddball family.
Michael’s Case – Everything was on the line for Michael this week. He was *this* close to finally solving the Mutter and Rose case. After finding the flash drive with all of the reconstructed faces, Michael assumed that both ladies knew the cops had it. They had to devise a plan that would make them think the police weren’t onto them so they could finally capture Rose. As one of the patients met up with “Rose,” Louisa fell off the wagon, got wasted and crashed her car into the tree. In the hospital, Rose came as her nurse to say goodbye. When Luisa offered to run away with her, Susana, dressed as a nurse, ambushed Rose at her weakest point. Props to Luisa for screwing over the “love of her life.” Only the plan sort of failed. Rose and Mutter were also prepared for this and Rose threatened to hurt Susana’s brother if she didn’t give her the gun. After surrendering, Susana put up a good fight and got shot, though I think she’ll be alright. Michael went after Rose only to find her strangled with Mutter’s ribbon. Did she really kill her own daughter – it looks like it. Drama, drama, drama.
Jane and Michael – Michael finally came to Jane’s house to tell her that her life was no longer in danger. I guess he doesn’t think Mutter will retaliate? Kind of naive don’t you think? Anyways, he explained that the only reason he was so distant was because his motivation to solve the case was his love for Jane and Mateo. Yay true love! And at that moment, it became clear why Jane didn’t have sex with anyone else – she was saving herself for Michael this whole time. And now that she technically got Abuela’s blessing – she revealed that she actually did have sex before marriage and regretted it, hence the harsh lesson for Jane – I think we’ll have a virgin-less Jane in no time!
Rogelio and Xo – Not getting their happy ending are Ro and Xo. These two have the MOST complicated TV show in history. Xo denied his proposal because she didn’t want kids, then he said it was ok, he’d rather be with her than have a child. But he insisted she freeze her eggs, just in case she changed her mind. Xo said yes because she felt like she owed him that until she finally gave back the ring and stood by the “no more children” decision. It was sad for everyone, especially Ro who didn’t show her the actual tape from the scientology session… the one where he talks about the love of his life Xo. Do you think they’ll patch things up? I do!
What did you think about this weeks Jane the Virgin? Are you upset she closed the door on Raf? Are you excited for Jane and Michael 2.0? Will Mutter retaliate?
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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
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
Jane the Virgin – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)
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.
Jane The Virgin
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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