Jane By Design: Season 1 (2012)


Critic Consensus: Jane by Design features art deco that may win the favor of fashionistas, but its derivative plot and unfunny quips make for a series that feels stitched together from more inspired influences.


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In the introductory season of "Jane by Design", Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) is a teenager that leads a double life as a high-school student and an assistant to a fashion executive (played by Andie MacDowell.). The comedy-drama picks up on Jane's struggle to balance both worlds while taking on life's dramas and maturing. Special appearances from Patricia Field, Stefano Tonchi, and Betsey Johnson among many others from both fashion and design acclaim.

Critic Reviews for Jane By Design Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Jane by Design has the potential to be an amusing and endearing show.

Jan 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You know what? "Jane by Design" managed to keep me thoroughly entertained.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The series does not offer much more to audiences other than topics that do not even manage to entertain in the form of guilty pleasure. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

"Jane By Design" loses marks for being unoriginal... There's not a lot of surprises in the scripts, which is derivative of the premise, but for an average family-friendly dramedy, it'll have an audience.

Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Turns the tables on some stereotypes by casting multi-dimensional characters who often exceed viewers' preconceived notions of them. Either way, there's plenty of food for thought about a variety of social relationships.

Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A show like this needs to be able to indulge in the occasional swoon over style and fashion. Instead it's just a plainer Ugly Betty.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Jane by Design is sewn from bargain-basement material, constantly borrowing without offering the least bit of originality.

Jan 3, 2012 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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Nothing makes the vaguest amount of sense in Jane By Design, which is so painfully a rip-off of The Devil Wears Prada that I really want to call it The Devil Wears a Prada Backpack.

Jan 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Jane By Design comes across as a conglomeration of Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Devil Wears Prada and almost any of John Hughes' movies brought to the small screen.

Jan 3, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If only it all weren't so synthetic.

Jan 3, 2012 | Full Review…

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