Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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Jane the Virgin

Critics Consensus

Jane the Virgin's dubious premise has become part of its unlikely charm -- along with delightfully diverse writing and a knockout performance by Gina Rodriguez.

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Critic Ratings: 51

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 1308
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 13, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 20, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 27, 2014
4
Air date: Nov 3, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 10, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 17, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 24, 2014
8
Air date: Dec 8, 2014
9
Air date: Dec 15, 2014
10
Air date: Jan 19, 2015
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In the premiere season of this comedy-drama based on a telenovela, a chaste young woman named Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination. She struggles to break this news to her deeply religious family, as well as to her devoted fiancé, Michael (Brett Dier). Further complicating the situation, she develops a mutual attraction to the baby's father, Rafael (Justin Baldoni), a childless married man who desperately wants this baby in his life. More family drama erupts when Jane learns that famous actor Rogelio de la Vega (Jaime Camil) is her own biological father, and she gets angry at her mother, Xo (Andrea Navedo), for keeping this secret from her for all of these years.

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Critic Reviews for Jane the Virgin Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (24)

Genial and eccentric newcomer has potential, and a lead worth watching.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It won't be easy for the writers to keep tangling and untangling all the plot threads, but that's their problem, not ours. We can sit back and enjoy the silliness while rooting for Jane to do the right thing and to find happiness.

Oct 10, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rodriguez lights up every scene she's in, never more so than in the closing one for Monday's premiere.

Oct 10, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's the same soap opera pile-up of circumstances that made me love Ugly Betty.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

Oh, the show could be awful, with lots of high-strung farce and bad jokes about the Virgin Mother. But it's quite the opposite: a show that, with good humor and intelligence, respectfully follows a woman's journey into the unexpected and unknown

Sep 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Jane is, simultaneously, a soap-streaked telenovela, a sly and tender family drama, a noisy comedy, a passable cop thriller, a metafictional head trip, and a genuinely affecting romance.

Dec 9, 2014 | Full Review…

If you're not watching this show, you really should give it a go. It's fast and silly and features so many women of color having so many different kinds of relationships with each other.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Apart from the dramas all snappily edited together making it easy to understand, the choice of Gina Rodriquez as Jane is brilliant.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

This often-heartwarming dramedy is an intriguing find in primetime TV dominated by crime shows and reality contests.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A dramedy about an unplanned pregnancy? CW has nerve - and the creativity to carry it off.

Oct 13, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jane the Virgin: Season 1

  • Sep 07, 2019
    Funny but you can tell it's starting to get political, left wing 👎🏼
  • Jun 03, 2019
    to be honest, I'm am obsessed with this show and everything that goes along with it it is just that the amount of times I see Rogelio is unnecessary
  • Jun 01, 2019
    With its out of the way story line , each episode brings something fresh to the table with Jane's love life and the mystery of Sin Rostro . The good pacing and development makes for such an incredible time with the character arc . Add in the theme of mirroring throughout the Villanueva's family with their different personalities allows for many wonderful interactions together and with their respective partners . P.s The narrator is a wonderful addition as it provides a smooth transition and adds more of a comedic purpose to the show . In all a very wholesome time with wonderful acting , great themes , growth , mystery and a lovely dovely time makes this to be a very nice telenova to binge through the night .
  • Feb 05, 2019
    I knew, writer instinct was always there somewhere in me as my husband loves my love-confession letters and my friends hook me up with writing mails or greeting cards. But this instinct was definitely fueled up after i started watching 'Jane The Virgin'.I was afloat in a dream with Jane as the torchbearer.Suddenly surfing and reading blogs on how to be a writer , brushing up vocab,posting something or other in social media and exploring ways to unblock my mind in order to discover stories that i can pen down became so important to me. The telenovela harbingers all aspects of drama and inspires goodness in people. It touches all the sensitive part of a girl's life in a way that will make us feel how beautiful life is and how every moment of it is special that means something important.In my opinion this series keeps the entertainment spirit high and brings back memories of first kiss, first dance,first crush,all boyfriends,heart glowing when in contact with true love,never losing sight of your passion, respect for parents, freedom of letting your heart out , kindness to everyone,standing strong in marriage,believing that everyone has a good side . Now, when we are all busy making money may be a teleneovela which keeps a check on our morale-meter is something we really need and 'Jane The Virgin'certainly serves the purpose.
  • Oct 18, 2018
    Funny, dramatic and absolutely genius. Love it.
  • Aug 27, 2018
    Loved this show starting off, but I’m very unpleased with how things play out. The way the TV industry works is by “giving the audience what they want to see” but also not being predictable and cliche. They nailed the last part, but unfortunately it’s just not how I, and many of my peers, wanted the story line to go. Honestly, it’s just frustrating to watch now. On another note, if the point of the show is to make its audience not like the protagonist (Jane), it’s succeeded. I can genuinely say that I don’t like Jane. First with making a whole deal about not marrying Mike, and then getting back together with Mike and just marrying him right off the bat, and then how Jane treats her mother when they get into a fight, and the list goes on. The first few seasons were dope though, and I didn’t resent Jane at the time. If you’re gonna watch it, just go with the first few seasons and then find something better.
  • Aug 17, 2018
    So heart-warming and unexpectedly witty (sorry CW). This is not your usual teenage drama. Dialogue, narration, acting - A+ (yes, there are +'s, Jane)
  • Aug 12, 2018
    I give this 2 1/2 stars. First the negative... the show is beyond cheesy and although I liked the Jane character in the beginning, she's becoming increasingly annoying as the show progresses (I'm currently at the beginning of Season 2). I realize she needs an arc to grow over 4 (5?) seasons, but I just want to scream "Get your act together and get with the program!". Rogelio was funny in a ridiculous kind of way in the beginning but he's so unidimensional it's annoying. The 2 "boys" she's in love with need to grow up. Overall, the cheesiness is a bit over the top for me and makes the whole thing unrelatable. The good things: Finally a show that doesn't focus on crime and violence!! Despite the cheesiness, I find myself laughing out loud at the narrator and the comments typed on the screen (probably the best part of the show for me). Although Petra is as vile as they come, the character is really well played and 2 thumbs up for Abuela (the grandmother). Really well acted even though I don't share her beliefs - she's very believable.
  • Jul 31, 2018
    You can guess the end of the season just by watching the first episode, not interesting
  • Jun 02, 2018
    “Jane the Virgin”, released in 2014, is an hour-long dramedy chronicling the life of Jane Villanueva after she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Personally, I enjoyed the pilot. I feel that the characters have a lot of heart and wit, and were very enjoyable to watch. The acting as a whole was great. I feel that each actor was very well cast, and it didn’t feel that there were any weak areas. The characters were all very well developed and very complex, which I enjoy. I felt that each character, including the supporting characters, all seem to have a lot of areas in which to grow and have the potential to have strong arcs. The story follows Jane, who shows up to her routine pap smear, only to get accidentally artificially inseminated with her boss’ baby. The show looks like it will continue to follow Jane’s process as she decides whether or not to keep the baby, as well as the crumbling marriage of the father, Rafael Solano and his wife Petra. There are quite a few subplots that seem that they will prove to be interesting in coming episodes including that of the secrecy of Jane’s father and his career, as well as her relationship with her boyfriend Michael and his job as a detective. I feel that there’s a ton that could happen in coming episodes. I feel that the pilot didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what might come in the future. I definitely can see myself watching future episodes of this show.

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