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Jane the Virgin: Chapter Eight (1×08)

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Three little words were said on this weeks Jane the Virgin that changed everything. “I’m a virgin,” Jane told her the father of her unborn child. The former playboy didn’t take the news well and from there everything Jane’s mother warned her about, actually happened. But is Rafael really a bad guy? No. He’s just a dude with a really shady and party-filled past. That speaks nothing to who he is now… a man that fell in love with a good girl and wants to be good for her. Unfortunately, he’ll have a lot of obstacles standing in his way. One of them is his soon-to-be ex-wife Petra and her new (old) lover Lochlan aka Rafael’s new management. Yes…. being Rafael is real hard work.

After finding out that Rafael was falling for Jane, Petra decided to take matters into her own hands and mess with their relationship. She hired an escort to drug Rafael and bring him back to her room then order room service the next morning requesting that the mimosas be delivered by Jane. When Jane entered the room, she saw a naked Rafael in bed with said woman and all of her biggest fears came true. She had been played by a playboy. Things cleared up pretty quickly when the escort found out Jane was really Jane the Virgin and went to tell her the truth. Apparently, escorts can be really religious and believe in miracles. This helped the situation a bit, but the damage had already been done. Jane didn’t know if she could ever trust Rafael again. Thankfully, it wasn’t up to her head… it was up to her heart and when he approached her in the hotel during her mothers single party, the *actual* sparks were unavoidable.

Jane told him she was dropping the lawsuit against Luisa because the whole situation was really stressing out her grandmother– an illegal immigrant. Rafael finally told her that she was actually suing him instead of Luisa’s practice. That’s when her abuelas story of how her grandfather gave up all of his money to be with her finally clicked. “That is love. To give up money, like it’s nothing,” she told little Jane. Rafael didn’t lose any money… but he was willing to which just proved his true feelings for her. It was by far the realest, most romantic moment in the whole show. He really wants to make it work for her and for the baby. And the fact that she wants to wait before getting intimate with him will be hard, but he’s willing to wait.

So… sorry all of you that hoped Jane and Michael would give it another try. It’s just not happening. Michael is doing everything in his power to avoid Jane, sleeping with his co-worker, and cracking down on the Sin Rostro case. The episode jumped 2-weeks ahead, so the shipment they were expecting finally came in. But instead of the drugs they were expecting, came a mystery man who checked into Rafael’s hotel–also the hub of Sin Rostro’s operation. An ID check came identified him as a Bulgarian man…. which apparently isn’t someone a Mexican drug lord would be dealing with. So who was he? Maybe he’s trying to find the guy Petra is holding hostage? Because she’s totally still holding him hostage. And it doesn’t seem like a big deal. He’s over there snacking on lobsters every night! I wonder if Michael will figure that part out and try to bring Petra down. Either way, mystery man knew someone was onto them and disappeared from the hotel. Thank god Michael still has homies photo!

Petra’s been very busy lately. After she worked with Lochlan to take down Rafael, he was re-hired by his father on one condition. He would be under Lochlan’s management. And Lochlan hired Petra so technically he’s working for them both. Lochlan fakes deleting the sex-tape he had of her and pretends he wants her back again. But honestly, both of them are so shady and definitely have ulterior motives. I just can’t figure out what they are right now. Maybe one of them is Sin Rostro? If it isn’t the mother, which I’m convinced it is.

Meanwhile, Xo broke up with Marco because the spark between her and Rogelio was just too much. As dramatic as he is, he really does love her. So much that he scored her a record deal with one of the biggest producers in the business. Watch out Paulina Rubio!

And let’s not forget about Louisa, who made a crazy comeback this week from her drug-purging retreat. She confronted her step-mother threatening to out their affair if she didn’t tell her father about it. Honestly, seeing Louisa fall of the sober-wagon like that was kind of sad, but things really haven’t been going well for her ever since she accidentally inseminated Jane. In the end, Rose ended up backstabbing her ex-lover by telling Rafael that Louisa was spreading all these crazy sexual lies about them and threatening to ruin her relationship with their father. They brought her in to a “meeting” with a psychologist and when she found out what was happening, she flipped out, screaming at Louisa to tell the truth before getting carried out by men dressed in all white. She’s off to the looney bin! Rose is pure evil! But for those rich folks it’s all about self-preservation. She should go buddy up with Petra over there.

Overall, a solid episode. I cannot wait for the mid-season finale! What’s going to go down? Will Michael crack the case? Will Jane be tempted by Rafael’s incredible sex appeal? Should Xo give Rogelio another chance? Sound off below!

 

Photos: Tyler Golden/The CW


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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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