Jane the Virgin



Rage Scale

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Season 1 rating: 100/100

Season 2 rating: 100/100

Season 3 rating: 100/100

Season 4 rating: 100/100

Season 5 rating: 100/100


TV Series Info

A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela “Juana la virgen.”


Cast

(Main)

Gina Rodriguez Jane Villanueza Season 1 to 5
Andrea Navedo Xiomara Villanueza Season 1 to 5
Yael Grobglas Petra Solano Season 1 to 5
Jaime Camil Rogelio De La Vega Season 1 to 5
Ivonne Coll Alba Villanueza Season 1 to 5
Justin Baldoni Rafael Solano Season 1 to 5
Anthony Mendez Narrator Season 1 to 5
Brett Dier Michael Cordero Jr. Season 1 to 5
Yara Martinez Dr Luisa Alver Season 1 to 5

Rage Reviews

Season 1

Origin: 25/25

The series is loosely based off of a Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen and it uses all the best bits from that and makes them their own in a unique and exciting way. The whole idea of starting with an accidental insemination was brilliant and created lots of comedy and ideas for future episodes. Everything they chose to do never listed them and only built upon the drama.

Story: 25/25

This is such as fun and exciting start to a series, the comedy is on point and the drama is fresh. The writers have done a good job at making a loosely based telenovela. Even though characters can seem to be a little exaggerated they seem to still be relatable. 

Camera/SFX: 25/25

With the goofy flashback and funny dreams that Jane and the rest of the cast seem to have makes them unique and is a great quality that the show has. I loved how they stuck with a theme, that may have not been the most theatrical, but it always made it a joy to watch.

Performance: 25/25

Gina Rodriguez was the perfect choice for the main role, she is funny, full of energy and is so loveable. At the start Yael Grobglas is the exact opposite to Gina, she is a character you hate but somehow still can relate too, being polar opposites allows the characters to bouncy off of each other and make many comical moments.

Season 2

Origin: 25/25

The show is becoming more aware of its potential and so things like locations get more interesting, new characters start to come through that make older characters have more of a backstory. The whole history of Petra is a weird but interesting one, its so varied from the other characters that you find Petra is more humanised than most.

Story: 25/25

I wondered how they could keep the same level of entertain and narrative from the first season, and they showed me how. It starts with the kidnap of Mateo and Sin Rostros demands for his exchange. You now follow Janes life as a mother as well as a writer, it does well to show how Jane copes with the pressure and never sugar coats the hard tasks mothers and fathers go through every day. Villains start to shift also, with Sin Rostro gone, people like Petras mum takes the lime light. This gives Petra the chance to connect with audience and become a good character rather than evil.

Camera/SFX: 25/25

All they needed to do was keep the same flare and quirkiness of the first season and they couldn’t go wrong, and thats exactly what they did. They always keep up with the pace of the narrative and make every drama so tense.

Performance: 25/25

Brett Dier has done so well to play a role that is quite hard to play, a detective that has had a baby with Jane, but the baby isn’t even his. They have a fun cast that always look like they are having a laugh, and that rubs off onto the audience, it really makes you feel good.

Season 3

Origin: 25/25

The whole reason Jane is what she is today is because of Alba and her religion. It kept her going in the right direction and it showed her that she can stay committed to something if she sets her mind to it.

Story: 25/25

I’m loving the narrative change from each season, it keeps the show fresh and exciting. Even with narrative changes it still keeps the characters true to their personalities and they still go through everyday life.

Camera/SFX: 25/25

Normally, I have lots to say about the effects and camera quality, but this show is so unique and it always keeps its standard of filming and editing that I can only repeat what I’ve aid before.

Performance: 25/25

(Jaime Camil) Rogelio is so funny! Every season he brings such a buzz that I crave for more scenes of him. He settled into Janes life so well and has become a great mentor as well as a great performer. Rafael Solano, played by Justin Baldoni, has been such a strong character throughout, his stand off between Michael and him has been 

Season 4

Origin: 25/25

Petras twin has been a unique use of character development, the character is very exaggerated but somehow you find the character to be more human than Petra sometimes. I love all the little backstory details that we are getting, more from Russia, more from Rafael’s Italian decent. It shows that the world of Jane isn’t just 2 dimensional and has history to back it up.

Story: 25/25

I love how the pace of the narrative seamlessly changes, one minute you are chilling in a bar to getting into an argument and then the character explodes into anger. It always builds in the right way. They may repeat form scenarios, but they never feel the same and they have me laughing or even tense.

Camera/SFX: 25/25

I’d just like to say how well they managed to CGI in Petra and her sister into scenes together, they still keep the same theme of the rest of the show and manage to make it fit with whats going on. Sometimes I actually think that she has a twin.

Performance: 25/25

I didn’t have a favourite this season, the cast were strong and they made it hard to choose a best actor. Everyone was working so well together, the chemistry between each character now is solid and has been built upon for many seasons now. The cast have definitely grown into a unit and that what makes the show feel special, they feel like a family.

Season 5

Origin: 25/25

I’m loving how the show never leaves any loops holes and if it does, that topic always comes around for them to cut off any loose ends. We see more Luisa scenes and that means the possible ending or escaping of Sin Rostro! Lusia’s and Roses relationship is probably one of the weirder but stronger relationships, but who knows, maybe Luisa is now working for the police to get all of Roses assets frozen.

Story: 25/25

Normally, the whole back and forth between lovers would get tedious and annoying. Somehow Jane does this exact thing and still doesn’t piss me off or makes it boring to watch. Theres so much going on that I’m interested to find out what happens between them and Rafael or is Michael going to come back for good. I just love how  the whole series stays true to itself, even with it increase in popularity.

Camera/SFX: 25/25

All I’m going to say is that they shot Alba’s love scene so well that it put the other love scene to shame. They have never dipped once in quality and all I can say is keep it going!

Performance: 25/25

Andrea Navedo has acted the cancer victim with heart and professionalism, I was so convinced that she actually might have it. She never took it too far and I’m hoping for many cancer victims that she did the right thing.

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