Jane the Virgin Midseason Report Card: Grade It!

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From the beginning, Jane the Virgin Season 1 has had an unusual storyline to get behind.

However, underneath all of the craziness is a series with intriguing storylines, romances to root for, and characters so likable you almost forget what is so crazy about the concept to begin with. The show has even garnered plenty of critical acclaim and awards thanks to the Golden Globes and Peoples' Choice. 

So, let's do a quick review on what has happened during Jane the Virgin Season 1.

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Best Episode: There have been plenty of good episodes of Jane the Virgin, but to have a pilot make you instantly fall in love with characters and want to come back for more is no easy feat. Jane the Virgin Season 1 Episode 1 had so much to enjoy. There was humor, drama, romance, and mystery all wrapped in a nice little package. We got to know Jane Villanueva, her family, her patient boyfriend, and a soon-to-be baby daddy with his own set of problems. It was the one that started it all. 

Worst Episode: It is nearly impossible to pick a 'Worst Episode' of Jane the Virgin. Each episode has something enjoyable to watch, whether the growing relationship of Jane and Rafael, anything that comes out of Rogelio de la Vega's mouth, or even watching the bond between the Villanueva women. It is difficult to pick out an episode that I liked the least. 

Best Character: Jane. Not only is she one of the most lovable, sweetest, and genuine new characters of the fall TV season, the newly dubbed Golden Globe winner (Gina Rodriguez)'s character is someone you want to root for. Whether it is watching her deal with becoming a pregnant virgin or having an eccentric absent father join her life, Jane takes it all in strides and that is what makes you love her character and the series even more. 

Worst Character: Luisa. There have been few appearances by the infamous doctor who started it all, but she is not one of the likable characters amongst the cast. First, she caused all this trouble with Jane and almost caused her brother, Rafael, to lose his hotel/job. Second, she is having an affair with her step-mother. Not 'Daughter of the Year' material. She has caused way too much destruction in the limited time she has appeared.

Most Mysterious Storyline: Petra is a complicated and, many times, unlikable character. She is a blackmailing ex-wife with two identities, and, oh yeah, is a kidnapper. What are her motives for everything she does? It's time to learn more about Petra and what is she up to.

Favorite Couple: Jane and Rafael. From their first scene, it was clear they had chemistry. Rafael said it best in Jane the Virgin Season 1 Episode 6, about the twist of fate that the brought them together. A swoon-worthy moment for the ages. The more Jane and Rafael grow closer, the more adorable they get. The real test will come when they actually have to raise a child together, but I'll still be rooting for them.

I've never been the type of guy that believes in fate or destiny. What are the chances? I mean, we kissed 5 years ago and now we're here. I mean it sounds crazy, but doesn't this just feel like it's meant to be?


Hopes for 2015: Keep up the good work! But, here are some hopes: 

  1. I would love to see more stories about the pregnancy and more into how Jane and Rafael will raise the baby. There has been plenty of focus on Jane's relationships, but it would be interesting to see how they will co-parent. 
  2. Who is Sin Rostro? Also, are there any characters we know involved? 

Overall Grade: A.

OK, it's time to give your opinion on the first episodes of Jane the Virgin. If you have yet to see an episode, or need to catch up, make sure you watch Jane the Virgin online via TV Fanatic now. 


Mary Kate Venedam is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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Jane the Virgin Quotes

In English, in honor of today, I am overwhelmed by the love and support in this room. As I studied for my citizenship exam, I learned about 'E pluribus unum," "out of many, one." It is said that it originated by the famous Roman writer Cicero about family and friends. When each person loves the other, as much as herself, it makes one out of many. And as I look around this room, I understand what he meant. Out of many, one. You are all part of my journey. I spent so many years, worrying about being separated from all of you. And I am so grateful that I will never have to worry about that again.


My parents are here today, not because they are meant to be, but because they chose each other. And in the face of a million obstacles, they chose each other. When it seemed like they should give up, they chose each other. And they keep choosing each other in the face of every single twist and turn life brings them. Every single day. And that is not destiny. That is not fate. That's commitment. For richer or poorer. In sickness and in health. Through stormy days and sunny skies. They have earned their happy ending.