The curse of Pablo Alonso Segura seems to be more than just a pigment of Abuela’s imagination. That homie is bad news!!! I think it is safe to say, all the bad things that happened this week are because he came into town.
Abuela – Abuela finally gave into the allure that is Pablo Alonso Segura and the Villanueva roof caved in. I mean, seriously… at the end of the episode water began pouring through the roof as Abuela shared a romantic and passionate dance and kiss with her first love. Throughout the whole episode, she refused to indulge in his efforts because of that town “curse.” And it is true, the minute Pablo entered the house weird things began happening – no power, the table catches fire, Ro is kidnapped, Michael’s parents hate Jane. Coincidence? I’d say nah. But it is nice to see Abuela get a little wild for an episode. Let loose girl!
Rogelio – Rogelio was so close to dying this week but thankfully, his best friend Michael came to his rescue. After Ro didn’t call Jane back when he found out she was engaged, they knew something was up. They sent in Michael to see if Ro was okay and he found his future father in law tied up with a gun being pointed at his head. But being set free wasn’t the end of Ro’s issues, he was also having trouble talking about what happened to him, even to his favorite journalist. Why? Because he didn’t wan to be viewed as a victim, not a macho super actor. Oh Ro – even at your worst, you’re still the best.
Jane – Jane was going through some changes this week as she met with her new feminist advisor. Turns out, Jane has a compulsive need to be liked and when her advisor criticized her work and Michael’s parents revealed they didn’t actually like her anymore, she did everything in her power to change that. It worked with her advisor who actually “liked” her pages, but not so much with the future in laws… especially since she ditched the engagement party which she begged them to attend. I can see why they’re mad at Jane – she abandoned their son when she thought she fell in love with someone else. But then again, you have to look at the bigger picture – she was artificially inseminated with a hot guys sperm and she was very hormonal. Cut the girl some slack. As for that ‘tude they gave her about choosing her father over Michael, well, Ro went through a lot and if they can’t understand that, then really, I wouldn’t even care if they liked me.
Rafael – Raf finally comes face to face with his step-brother and goes against everything Michael said to do and meets up with him, even going out into the middle of the ocean on his boat. Yeah, with their family history I was convinced he was going to end up dead or something. Thankfully, Raf came back in one piece and even called Michael to tell him that he believes his brother had nothing to do with his mothers lies. Unfortunately, this is a telenovela so I do not believe him and wish Raf wasn’t so gullible. I guess that’s what happens when you yearn for a family.
Petra- And speaking of needing a family, Petra is definitely not taking to the babies the same way Jane did. Jane wanted to be with Mateo 24/7 while Petra doesn’t even want to hold her babies. She immediately returns to work and leaves her daughters with nurses and her behavior is understandable. Considering how her mother was, she’s probably scared of scarring the girls the way her mother scarred her. She doesn’t want to be that kind of mom. Hopefully, with Raf’s help, she’ll get the hang of it soon. When you give Petra a chance, she’s actually one of the best characters on the show.
At this point, I think it is safe to say that #TeamMichael is final! Jane would not have gone through so much trouble to convince Michael’s parents only to break up with him again and crush his soul right? As much as I was rooting for Rafael and Jane, I think I have to let that go and allow them to peacefully co-parent.
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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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