Friday, March 11, 2016

Pilot Project: Jane the Virgin


Hello everyone. It’s Friday, which makes It Pilot Project time. For those of you new to this, let me explain: For the last three years my daughter and I have spent a few nights a week watching Friends together. Well, all good things come to an end, and eventually Friends did. So now, we’re looking for a new show to watch; aka The Pilot Project. We’re reviewing the pilots of various new/new to us comedies to see which one will be THE one and today’s show might just be it.

Jane the Virgin.

What I love most about this show is its originality. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of Hollywood and Disney recycling everything. Can’t anyone come up with anything new? Well, in this case they did. Jane, a twenty-three year-old virgin, goes for her annual gynecologist appointment where she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Oh and by the way, it was with semen from a man she fell in-love with five years ago. But it’s not five years ago, it’s now and now she’s been dating someone for two years and it’s serious. So how does she explain this new development? I love watching her try. This show has twists and turns and many more than a few unexpected surprises, one of them being how much I like Jane, the main character. She’s smart and tough (in a good way) and seeping with integrity. She’s the good girl, but not with all the annoying preachy-like qualities usually associated with that particular virtue. I also like her mother, who, although less than virtuous, is full of maternal love and loyalty in her own right. And did I mention the show is hilarious? Because it is. One warning, though: Each episode ends with a massive cliff-hanger, so better plan on spending hours on end watching. The good news is is that the first season is on Netflix, so that shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Have a great weekend!