Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin (Season Premiere)

Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 1 “Chapter Sixty-Five” (B+)

It’s very fitting that we should get a new competing narrator for Adam given that the show introduced him without any warning at the end of last season. The narrator is one of the most entertaining parts of this extremely entertaining show, and having him compete with someone else for attention is a delight. It’s fun to see a different Jane, one who was so sure that she wanted to get married when she was way too young, uniting both her mother and her grandmother against the idea. It’s interesting to see how they pushed Jane this episode, since I remember how Alba was fiercely #teammichael way bay when while Xiomara endorsed #teamrafael and his bad boy nature. Now that Rafael is just a rich guy living in a house on the other side of town, it’s a different story, yet his feeling that he knows what’s best for their son, whose look has changed given a new actor portraying him, was enough to push Jane away and get her clothes all back on very quickly. Rafael totally was flirting, and it doesn’t seem fair that he should get to go right after Petra after leading Jane on and nearly ruining her chances with Adam. As Rogelio decided to try to make peace with the truly mean Darcy for the sake of their pending coparenting, Rafael and Jane are now on very bad terms. Another joint operation – Luisa and Anezka’s revenge plan – wasn’t going so well since Petra was impersonating Anezka, but it seems that the lesser sister survived again and is going to remain around to cause more trouble.

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