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Old 10-14-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Jane the Virgin (Series Premiere 10/13/14)

Am I the only one who watched it? I don't care how unrealistic it was; I absolutely loved it. I think it has a lot of storyline potential, and I was drawn in from the beginning. At times it was a little overly sweet, but I found the characters pretty endearing. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

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Old 10-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Am I the only one who watched it? I don't care how unrealistic it was; I absolutely loved it. I think it has a lot of storyline potential, and I was drawn in from the beginning. At times it was a little overly sweet, but I found the characters pretty endearing. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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No, firerose, you're not the only one who watched it. Or enjoyed it. One of the most effective pilot episodes I've seen in a long time.

Only thing is, I don't think they can sustain this concept beyond a single 13-episode season.

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Very cute. I'm in.

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I liked it. I figured going in it would have an Ugly Betty vibe, and it did. Sort of an Americanized telenovela. I watched (and loved) UB for a couple years. Then it started getting bizarre (kidnappings, murders, Vanessa Williams) and I tuned out.

I'll watch a few and see how this goes. As long as it's fun, I'm in. If it goes too deep-end...

I have a feeling after a few episodes I'll have had enough.

Love love love the main character. She is funny and cute.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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We were away for the long weekend and, you know, Walking Dead takes priority. But we watched this tonight and both my wife and I liked it a lot. It sure was better than I thought it was going to be from the concept summaries I read.

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We will be catching the pilot and the second episode on the re-airs. After that we will have a conflict with Master Chef Jr. It will need to wow me in 2 eps to record it over MCJ.

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Old 10-21-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
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Just saw the pilot and was very pleasantly surprised. I really loved the style of the show and think the characters were all interesting. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Old 10-22-2014, 09:07 AM   #9
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We liked it. While we are gluttons for ANY Gordon Ramsey show, we just might forego MC Junior to keep recording this.

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I see saw that a full season has been ordered.

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Old 10-22-2014, 02:53 PM   #11
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I figured going in it would have an Ugly Betty vibe, and it did. Sort of an Americanized telenovela. I watched (and loved) UB for a couple years. Then it started getting bizarre (kidnappings, murders, Vanessa Williams) and I tuned out.
I also thought it looked like an Americanized telenovela; which is why when I watched it I decided it wasn't really for me. <shrug>

Hope this stays enjoyable for the rest of you (seriously, no sarcasm. I'm glad there's variety on TV even though that means there's plenty of stuff each of us don't care to watch)

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I also thought it looked like an Americanized telenovela; which is why when I watched it I decided it wasn't really for me. <shrug>
That is exactly what it is. Which is what Ugly Betty was. However, Jane is staying closer to the telenovela form than Ugly Betty did, which is odder for the American audience.

The pilot left me queasy. The second episode fell more into place but there are too many moving parts to make it truly enjoyable at this point.

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We finally got to watch this week's episode last night, and I am still enjoying it a lot. I love the text when characters are introduced, and I like the telenovela aspects of it, and the actress who plays Jane is great.

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Second episode was just as charming as the first one. I still can't see how this could go past a single season.

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Second episode was just as charming as the first one. I still can't see how this could go past a single season.
Which is fine. Americans aren't used to single season series but other countries are. We tend to do those as mini series all in a week or so.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #16
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Finally watched the pilot and chapter two.

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Chapter 3 just as delightful as the first two.

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:52 AM   #18
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I enjoy it too. Wasn't on my radar, but I do try to record all new shows of the season to give them a shot. I love the voice overs. Wish Mama/Grandma would speak english, I am not always looking at the TV, and I have to rewind to read her great lines.

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Old 11-08-2014, 12:25 AM   #19
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I liked it. I figured going in it would have an Ugly Betty vibe, and it did. Sort of an Americanized telenovela. I watched (and loved) UB for a couple years. Then it started getting bizarre (kidnappings, murders, Vanessa Williams) and I tuned out.
Season 3 of Ugly Betty was pretty bad. By season 4, it was great again. OOf course they moved it to Fridays and it was cancelled soon after. They rushed the ending but they did wrap it up nicely.

If nothing else, the Ugly Betty webisodes "Mode After Hours" are hilarious!

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Still enjoying this tremendously.

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Old 11-13-2014, 05:32 PM   #21
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Still enjoying this tremendously.
+1000. My wife watched it with me last night, virgin Virgin viewer, and loved it. Now she's hooked.

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I caught up on the most recent couple episodes yesterday and it's still a cute show. The actress who plays Jane is great, but I especially love Jane's father, he's hilarious. I'm starting to tire of some of the plot lines, and wonder how long this can stay fresh, but it's sweet and entertaining enough for me to keep watching for now.

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Old 01-04-2015, 06:45 PM   #23
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I caught up on the most recent couple episodes yesterday and it's still a cute show. The actress who plays Jane is great, but I especially love Jane's father, he's hilarious. I'm starting to tire of some of the plot lines, and wonder how long this can stay fresh, but it's sweet and entertaining enough for me to keep watching for now.
Yes, Rogelio is a trip! It's so cute the way he tries to be humble...TRIES...

And Gina Rodriguez is a doll...just can't get enough of her!

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I'm all caught up as well. And agree that it has an Ugly Betty vibe.

One thing I do have to mention is the casting of Jane's boyfriend. On paper they would seem to have no chemistry. But they do.

And yes her dad is a riot.

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Old 01-04-2015, 07:12 PM   #25
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It's a terrific show. I've watched the whole season to date during the holiday break and am looking forward to new episodes later this month.

It's amazing it's a freshman series. Most new shows that a good pilot then go fallow for a long stretch while the show runner figures out how to make a sustainable series out of the pilot, maximize strengths, and in some cases deal with a small per-episode budget. Not this show: it sprang forth fully-formed and has only picked up steam. Well cast and performed, cleverly written, funny and romantic and even dramatic all at once. Well done!

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One thing I do have to mention is the casting of Jane's boyfriend. On paper they would seem to have no chemistry. But they do.
If you are referring to her fiancee/cop friend, I don't think they have any chemistry at all. If you are referring to the hotel guy with the bratty ex-wife & mother-in-law, then I agree they click nicely but don't see how the 'on paper' comment works.

My wife grew up watching some of these telenovellas and she thinks the father is about the most attractive guy on the planet. I don't see it myself, (funny and nice, yes, but hot?) but then maybe it's just a guy thing.

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Renewed for a second season! And congrats to Gina Rodriguez for her Golden Globe win.

This is a show that I should be tired of by now. Like Ugly Betty, a cute premise but it can wear out its welcome fairly quickly.

But it's not. Every week is funny, and the writers keep taking us in unexpected directions. One of the fastest hours on TV.

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Renewed for a second season! And congrats to Gina Rodriguez for her Golden Globe win.

This is a show that I should be tired of by now. Like Ugly Betty, a cute premise but it can wear out its welcome fairly quickly.

But it's not. Every week is funny, and the writers keep taking us in unexpected directions. One of the fastest hours on TV.
Ugly Betty lost its way when it ran out of source material. I am not sure about Jane? Is it based on a telenovella or is it original?

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Ugly Betty lost its way when it ran out of source material. I am not sure about Jane? Is it based on a telenovella or is it original?
Loosely based on the Venezuelan "Juana la virgen".

There's a similar "pregnant virgin" movie out there that's more for the Mexican-American crowd called "Quinceañera". I liked it, but I was the target demo (bilingual Mexican-American). No hospital accident or rich bio-dad in this movie.

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This show gets better and better, and I don't say that because I have a friend in it. I love the writing so much. I think it's clever, irreverent, entertaining and unique.

I hope some of you who haven't watched it give it a try!

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