Love was in the air on Jane the Virgin.
After finally realizing that she was ready to think about moving on from Michael, we saw a whole new side of Jane – sexy, confident and ready to get her flirt on. The problem? She’d been out of the game for so long and was NOT all that. Her flirting radar and game were a bit rusty and that realization came when she misread the signals from Mateo’s new aide, Alex.
Of course, as life would have it, Rafael was on hand to witness the whole awkward encounter and swooped her up for a night on the town. And it didn’t help that Jane basically walked in on their “morning after sexcapade” and he needed to talk things out, especially because he believed Petra was catching feelings again.
His theory was proven even more true when she spotted them having drinks and tagged along, insisting that Rafael sit next to her so that no one would think that they were “together.” Unfortunately, the night was a flop for the whole trio – Jane sank her chances with some hottie at the bar after mentioning that her husband died, Rafael began developing a crush on Petra and she made it clear she was using him to make Chuck jealous. It didn’t work and then to make matters worse, he overheard her saying she was “embarrassed to be seen with him.”
The next day, Jane met up with Dennis (Michael’s friend who was currently investigating Scott’s death and suspecting Petra’s involvement) and realized that there was some kind of connection between them. He seemed to feel it too because before you know it, they were on their first date at mini-golf. One thing led to another and he tried to make a move, only for Jane to push him away because Michael-guilt came up. While it doesn’t seem we’ll be shipping Jane and Dennis anytime soon – he decided to give his cheating wife another go – we can take pride in knowing Jane is ready to get back out there… And it doesn’t seem like it will take her long to find “the one.”
I’m looking at Rogelio’s new co-star… the one that made her vagina glow. It might seem silly but that moment actually shows how far Jane’s come in the show. Jane got married to the one guy she’d ever really “loved” but things happened and she grew. Now she’s free to act purely on sexual desire rather than the need to settle down with “the one” since she already found him and lost him. The series spent so much time emphasizing the importance of waiting but they’re also not saying lust and desire is bad – their both choices and moments that people experience in their own time.
Things were back to normal for Rogelio not only professionally but personally too. His lawsuit was dropped, he scored a part in a telenovela and rekindled his love with Xo after she revealed that she broke up with Bruce because she still loved him. I have always been a shipper of them two but I have to admit, I do feel for Bruce. He basically spent 3 years of his life thinking he was going to marry this woman just for her to go back with his ex. Karma? Possibly.
They always say the quietest one is the biggest freak and that couldn’t be more true with Abuela, who finally went on her first date with Jorge. It’s about time Alba’s love life got some spice right? Even better – the two got caught making out while playing mini-golf and then she WALK OF SHAMED it on set after having a sleepover. No sex but as she said, she sure wanted it. I’m not sure what happened to the religious, virgin till marriage side of her but I’m loving it.
Back to Petra, while Raf was unwillingly catching feelings, she decided to go apologize to Chuck for what she’d said, even though he basically made her the cops’ prime suspect after telling them she moved Scott’s bones onto his property. Even after she uttered “I like you,” he still rejected her saying she was boring and didn’t belong in his bar.
Not one to get shut down, Petra hopped on an electrical bull and then knocked her front teeth out. Back at home, Raf tried to confront her, calling her “cute” but his chances were ruined by Chuck who came for his woman, telling her it’s the boldest thing anyones done for him. This is a change of events – Petra with not one but TWO guys fawning over her, including her ex-husband.
Although she’s winning in the love department she’s clearly failing when it comes to being honest with the cops. Dennis asked Petra to find her sister Anezka because they believed she may have been the one to kill Scott. Petra swore she hadn’t seen her sister in years but they caught her sending an email, warning her to “disappear.” Giiiiiirl, you in trouble.
Thoughts? How are you feeling about these new (and old) relationships? Do you think Jane and Raf should be together or do you like them better as friends? How about him and Petra?
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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