Jane the Virgin, “Chapter One”

Jane the Virgin is a show about a 23-year-old virgin who accidentally becomes pregnant via artificial insemination. It’s based upon the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, and when I heard about it in May at the television upfronts I thought that the premise was utterly ridiculous. When I heard early reviews from American television critics however, I was intrigued. Critics whose opinions I respect seemed to be enjoying it, so I looked forward to its premiere on Foxtel last night. Brad Newsome, who reviews Foxtel shows for The Green Guide, however, couldn’t seem to move beyond the apparent superficiality of the premise (scroll down to find the review)

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