Poor Jane the Virgin, she’s married and still a virgin. And at this point, it doesn’t seem like things will change anytime soon.
The good news? Michael’s recovery is on track and he’s being released from the hospital.
The bad news? The newlyweds won’t be able to get his heart rate up for the next 6-weeks while he’s healing, if you know what I mean.
So instead, Jane focuses on taking care of her hubby and getting her son Mateo, who has been having some serious tantrums, back into a routine. All of this helps keep her mind off of the serious nightmare’s that keep her from sleeping at night. They are always the same – it’s Michael’s first day back at work, he steps out the front door, she hears gunshots and when she opens the door, he’s laying on the ground in the Marbella hotel.
When she realizes Michael is seriously considering going back to work when he’s cleared by the doctors, she finally tells him about her fears. “You married a cop, you knew what you were getting into,” he tells her which is true, but not anymore confronting. But Jane being who she is, accepts her fate because she knows it is selfish to make him give up his passion just for her to feel at peace.
But how is Michael so chill with everything? He literally got shot by his partner and is eager to get back in the daily grind and put his life on the line? Well, turns out, he’s simply in denial. When he finally realizes that he almost died, he has a little breakdown which shows that the writers aren’t trying to overlook the severity of his shooting. He may be fine physically but mentally, both Michael and Jane have a long way to go.
Thankfully, they have Abuela, Xo and Rogelio to lean on… when the two aren’t fighting over their different views on life. This week though, Abuela and Xo are at odds because of Xo’s abortion. Abuela, who is very religious, is upset at her daughter for committing such a sin and it was even worse because Xo didn’t feel sorry. Eventually, Abuela realizes that her daughter is her own person and she made an adult decision that she has to respect. Truthfully, Xo is better off without that baby and I’m glad that the writers took such a powerful stance with it. They aren’t just showing the religious side but that families can still love each other even when they don’t see eye to eye. Planned Parenthood even commended them on how important it was to have frank and honest conversations about serious topics like abortion.
Also on the mend was Rogelio, who was busy trying to heal his career, which took quite the blow after he was required to star in PSA’s or “Pee pee SA’s” after he was arrested peeing in a cup for two teens looking to pass a drug test. He believes in order to take his career to the next level (and beat Esteban) he has to score a part of Hawaii Five-O. Most of this involves Rogelio pissing off everyone on set and trying out a really “bro-ish” American accent.
In addition to taking care of Michael, Jane also had to deal with finding Mateo a new pre-school. Rafael pretty much announced to the whole world that he was finally over Jane, which meant he didn’t do everything to please her and that meant, he wasn’t okay with the “Jesus” school they picked for their son. Much of that involved them driving around to other schools that were all bad first – Mateo bit some kids, Jane freaked out on some moms, you get the picture. Finally they settled on a pretty hippie school that places a bigger focus on Mateo’s feelings rather than on if he’s learning math and reading. This is a surprising choice for both, but specifically Jane, who has always put a major focus on education. But maybe that’s just what Mateo needs – something to teach him right from wrong in a way his parent’s can’t.
Full review HERE!
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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