Jane the Virgin enthralls diverse audiences


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Abby Fleming, Staff Writer

While most shows are known for being only romantic, action-packed, comedic, or dramatic, Jane the Virgin succeeds at rolling all of these genres into one. The show follows Jane, an aspiring author, who is accidentally artificially inseminated and ends up pregnant with a rich hotel owner’s baby. The show follows not only Jane, but a multitude of other characters and personalities who all provide unique elements to the show.

The best components featured in the show are its drama and romance, completed with tragedy and distress. Characters are constantly following their hearts and falling in and out of love with one another, creating complicated and deep storylines. Each relationship is uniquely written and continues to develop as the show progresses. When the drama is not romance focused, the plot is filled with betrayal, scheming, and plot twists left and right.

The show is modeled after traditional telenovelas, filled with clichés, dramatic twists, and happily-ever-afters. The show also has a narrator who makes the storyline easier to follow. He inserts his own personality through his voice overs and introduces another element to the story.

Jane the Virgin is great for comfort viewing because it draws viewers in and helps them forget all the stresses of day-to-day life. It is ebullient, heartwarming, and full of moments bound to make audiences swoon and shed a happy tear or two. The characters are lovable and relatable, allowing the audience to connect to them quickly. It is impossible not to root for their romances or be enthralled by the drama and details that the writers so tirelessly and eloquently add to the story.

Because of this show’s unique storyline, characters, and dramatic elements, it is addicting to watch and the perfect show to watch with friends, family, or alone. So pull up Netflix, grab a cup of tea and a fuzzy blanket, and snuggle up to watch this uplifting and endlessly entertaining show.