Jane the Virgin is a virgin no more. That’s right after 3 WHOLE seasons, Jane finally had sex. And it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
You would think as a married woman with a child, sex would be the least of Jane’s worries but really, it was at the top of the list. You see sex, and more importantly, virginity, were made into a huge deal for Jane because of her Abuela, who wanted her to save it till marriage. Now that Jane was married though, she couldn’t shake the feeling that it was okay to do and more so, that she should enjoy it.
After waiting months for Michael to recover and hours for everyone to get out of their house, Jane and Michael were finally able to do the big deed. Of course, the minute things started getting hot and heavy, she accidentally recorded the whole thing and sent it to her professor. Talk about bad luck right?
But that was the least of her worries because Jane was feeling guilty that she faked her very first orgasm. It was her first time, it was a big deal, she got nervous, started overthinking and didn’t want to disappoint Michael. Lina tells her that she CANNOT tell Michael the truth but you know Jane can’t lie about things and the revelation kind of bums him out.
Throughout the episode, Jane tries a whole bunch of this to bring their groove back including some lube that burns her down there and turns a sexy idea into a complete disaster. Poor Jane. Eventually, she tells her mom the truth and Xo gives her some good advice – just go with the flow. Don’t overthink it, don’t try to hard, it will happen naturally.
That’s when Jane realizes that it shouldn’t be about anything but the fact that she gets to be intimate and connected on a whole other level with her husband. And suddenly, Jane understands what all the hype is about! I love that the writers gave Jane a moral dilemma when it came to giving up her V-card. If she had done it and it was all peachy, it wouldn’t have felt realistic. This however, was much more satisfying!
Jane’s sexual life surprisingly even strengthens her writing. Her teacher, who seemed completely fine with the fact that Jane accidentally sent her a sex tape, understood what her writing was lacking – sexual experience. How could Jane write romance novels without well, the heavy romance part? Her first task – nailing down Abuela’s sister’s character (who looks exactly like Jane and allowed Gina Rodriguez to expand her acting to various characters throughout the episode). It will be interesting to see how this makes Jane a stronger writer. Will she finally impress her professor? And can you believe Abuela’s own sister was in love with her fiancee? That woman has STORIES!
Rogelio continued on his mission to become a huge star in America, trying to workshop Santos to The CW (and making fun of it not being a “known” network too!). He even reconnects with Dina who he calls his “work soulmate.” Of course, he wasn’t able to sell his project because he used up his one favor with Gloria Estefan and her husband on Xiomara.
Jane was freaking out that her mother was giving up on her passion of singing after not getting a call back from The Voice. They decided to call Gloria in to maybe help push her career forward but when the time came, Xo admitted she was really looking into a new career and keeping singing as a hobby. Can’t blame a girl for getting more options right?
As for the telenovela portion – Rose continued to keep Luisa on her submarine where they hooked up a few times. Ultimately though, Luisa was unable to get over the fact that Rose killed her father and like a ton of other people. Rose promised that she wasn’t leading that life anymore but realized that her ex was jumpy whenever she came around. Really, Louisa was jumpy because she saw her exes “kill list.” Yeah, Rose has a kill list under her pillow because where else would she hide it?
Louisa ended up back at the Marbella where she told both Raf and Michael that Rose ordered her to tell them everything. Some things didn’t add up however – her kill list said she killed her mother Elena but she was in police custody. At that moment Michael realizes that it’s constantly a game with Rose, even when Louisa is involved, but they’re too late… she’s killed Rafael’s mother. This will definitely make Jane weary of Michael’s return to the force!
Thoughts on Jane the Virgin? The episodes are getting more risque each week!
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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