Sunday, March 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 1, Episode 15 “Chapter Fifteen” (B+)

It’s always a disappointment when a major life event that should be filled with nothing but joy is overshadowed by some other factor and the unfortunate truth that it just doesn’t come under the right circumstances. That’s never been truer on this show than with the case of Rafael’s proposal, what he thought would be a heartfelt gesture of acceptance of Jane needing certain things to be certain ways in her life. He did it in a great way that cleverly manipulated this show’s tendency to make Jane the center of the universe, making it seem like she was hallucinating what the famous author she ended up massaging was saying when she was doing a reading when she was actually introducing Rafael’s proposal. Seeing Jane and Michael laughing together was not a helpful development, and I think Rafael is going to have a tough time getting past that. Though both have questionable qualities, I’d definitely choose Rafael over Michael for Jane. It appears there’s some intrigue with Aaron that adds a certain mystery to his seemingly harmless Jain persona, and it’s hard to keep track of Petra as she’s now moved on to being allies with Rafael after Lachlan decided that he was done with her. Rogelio did do a terrible job of reacting to the news that Xiomara might be pregnant, but I think that’s something they should be able to get over since both parties have certain hang-ups that they won’t ever really be able to fully change.

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