JANE THE VIRGIN: STRAY OBSERVATIONS
I'm a little under halfway through and am completely endeared by this show.
- •Jane has the best sundresses.
- •Love how self-aware this show is re: ridiculous nature of telenovelas.
- •They've figured out how to insert emoji/texting graphics without being too jarring.
- •I love the earnestness that Gina Rodriguez brings to her character.
- •I bet Petra's mother is secretly Sin Rastro. Half her face is scarred and not explained. Also I suspect she can actually walk. That's a classic soap opera twist waiting to happen.
- •What is Petra's accent?
- •Love the bright blues in the hotel set design.
- •Immigrant reformation. Yes. This isn't brought up much on television in general. Jane's grandmother's narrative doesn't come off as preachy or self-righteous either. The show presents it more as "look, this is someone's reality and experience."
- •Representation. Is. So. Important. Jane's abuela only speaking Spanish is so significant.
- •The women on this show are SO much more interesting than the men. Same with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I am into this trend.
- •Luisa = latina Helen Hunt.
- •Is that Juanes?! Omg it is Juanes.
- •Rogelio should be a Crest spokesperson.
- •Everyone is so honest on this show. No one can keep a secret for about 30 seconds. The Catholic guilt is trill.
- •I rewatched Gina Rodriguez's Emmy thank you speech and cried. It's so good.
- •I want to write something that does what this one does with telenovelas but with an asian-american centric narrative and k-dramas. Korean dramas are another level of crazy, you don't even know.