The CW’s Jane the Virgin is by far one of the best pilots I’ve seen all year. I might even go as far as saying even the last couple of years. I fell in the love with the show, the characters and Gina Rodriguez the minute I pressed play. Based on the telenovela Juana la Virgen, “Jane” is the perfect daughter; good grades, dating the perfect guy (Brett Dier) and never gets into trouble.
The series follows Jane as she accidentally gets inseminated after a routine checkup at her doctor’s office. Turns out, the father of Jane’s (unintentional) baby is Rafael (Justin Baldoni), a guy who she had a romantic day with years ago and also happens to be her current boss. You can’t make this stuff up! Oh, wait, you can.
The show is as campy and as soapy as it sounds, which is the best part. Jane, her mother (Andrea Navedo) and grandmother (Ivonne Call) all sit and watch telenovelas every day together. The show definitely has an ABC feel to it, a-la Ugly Betty with a CW twist.
Gina Rodriguez is absolutely refreshing and the show is definitely a must-see.
Jane the Virgin premieres on Monday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.