Oh baby – literally!
On this weeks Jane the Virgin Petra finally gave birth. But aside from the beautiful moment that is childbirth, another miraculous thing happened – Jane and Petra created a bond that will last forever! Yes, I’m a complete #Jetra or #Pane shipper… whatever you want to call it. Despite everything these two have been through, they’ve come to accept each other and actually form a beautiful friendship!
Petra kidnapped Jane to try to find out what’s been going on with Rafael and instead found out that he’s been working with Michael to help the FBI find Mudder. Already on a mission, the girls drove over to Angelique’s book signing to confront her about the pages she stole from Jane’s original manuscript. While in line, Jane and Petra bonded over how to be mean, but when they finally got to the front, Petra went into labor and Jane quickly aborted her revenge plans to get her friend to the hospital.
Also bonding this week despite really hating each other – Michael and Rafael. Since they were working together to find Raf’s brother Derek, they ended up driving to the hospital together and of course, getting stuck in mad traffic that caused them to miss the birth of the twins!
But not to worry, Petra was in good hands with Jane, who read her all her book chapters while she suffered in pain because an epidural was way too dangerous. Yikes – can you imagine that? But I guess it makes sense; Petra is a hardcore woman who can take the pain. And she did, for the most part, with some mean-spirited encouragement from Jane, who fully embraced a Petra-like approach. Petra gave birth to two beautiful twin baby girls, which she named Elsa and Anna. Yes, just like the movie Frozen. No, Jane isn’t the only one who “caught” that reference! Oh Petra!
And when all was said and done, Rafael finally arrived at the hospital, now a father of three. You know, in some twisted way, this crazy family could actually work. It’s not conventional, but it’s definitely special.
Jane, who was holding onto the past she had with Michael and regretting the fact that she broke up with him in the first place, took Petra’s advice and realized the two of them needed to move forward if they were going to work as a couple. Things happened that cannot be changed but truthfully, the reason they broke up wasn’t because she loved Rafael. There were already problems in the relationship Now, with a new perspective they could start fresh and stronger then ever and Michael was ready for it. When he got down on one knee to propose, a ver eager and excited Jane said YES!
Yay… although truthfully, I still can’t hop on board Team Michael. Sorry ya’ll.
Meanwhile, there was a lot of drama at the Villanueva household after Xiomara found out that Abuela slept with someone before she was married. It wouldn’t have been a problem except for the fact that Abuela was always lecturing Xo and frowning upon her vibrant sex life to the point where it made her feel shameful. And now she finds out her own mother is no better. Hypocrite much? Eventually, Abuela apologized for making her feel the same shame she felt after people found out she had premarital sex. Xo thinking she was doing the best thing for her mom, invited Pablo over for a little reunion. When Abuela found out she freaked out because apparently, Pablo is bad luck. Oj….
Could things really get worse though? I mean, Rogelio is literally being held captive by a psycho stalker who is reliving his first telenovela with him in his house. She’s trying to make him fall in love with her, keeping him chained up and feeding him sleeping pills. Rogelio is trying to act his way out of this but when she explains that they are finally going to make love, he drugs her with one of the sleeping pills and tries to escape. As she wakes up, he decides to shoot her, but surprise – the gun is fake and the crazy homegirl knocks him out. I’m honestly really concerned for Rogelio… like 100% concerned. Especially because he told his whole family he needed some space so no one is really looking for him. How is he going to get out?!
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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