Saturday, December 13, 2014

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter Eight” (B+)

I’m not sure I’ve ever properly conveyed how much I enjoy this show’s rhythmic music. It helps to drive it forward in a certain way and quite literally underscore some of its more melodramatic and comedic moments. This episode was full of developments, particularly one that was quite predictable but still managed to be compelling in how it played out. Rafael did not react well to the news that Jane was a virgin, but we’ve seen that he’s not sleazy enough to get drunk and sleep with another woman just because he’s upset. I like that the way Jane learned the truth was because the prostitute hired to pretend to sleep with him was a religious woman who happened to have a Jane the Virgin necklace. Rafael coming clean with Jane about his financial involvement in the lawsuit and them sparking was sweet, and maybe this relationship, which I never would have imagined working, might just last. It’s good to know that Michael is doing just fine in the romance department, irresponsibly sleeping with his partner as he prepares for what’s sure to be a messy pursuit of Sin Rostro. Petra and Lachlan’s antics are troublesome, to be sure, but the biggest Solano family drama was Luisa’s return and Rose’s smart but cruel decision to make it seem like Luisa was crazy since she was feeling too honest. Xiomara’s music plotline wasn’t all that enticing, but I’m definitely a fan of Xiomara and Rogelio ending up together, which this advances.

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