Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2015
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Details the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2015]
Branch Call Number: JANE
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (929 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Apr 05, 2018

please get season 2 and 3

rtalps Oct 10, 2017

A show that is smarter and funnier that it appears on the surface. It embraces the ridiculousness of the plot, at times pushing it to soap opera/"telenovela"-type twists and turns. Ultimately the acting is well-done and the show is enjoyable, if a little fast-paced and superficial-seeming at times. Give it a try if you like funny, quirky shows.

Oct 04, 2017

a perfect tv show! funny, smart, heartwarming, just the right amount of self-aware melodrama.

Apr 13, 2017

This was great. Netflix has Season Two, so I hope the library will have the DVD soon.

Apr 02, 2017

Jane the Virgin is a great show. It follows Jane Villanueva, a young Latina woman that was saving her virginity until she got married who accidentally gets artificially inseminated. The show is loosely based off a Venezuelan telenovela named, Juana la Virgen. I love that it pokes fun at Latin telenovelas while still being relatable to other audiences. There’s a lot of real issues that have been brought up on the show, with a lot of crazy storylines you would only see on a telenovela or soap opera. While still being funny, the show can be heartbreaking. You’ll laugh for a second and cry the next. The show also does a great job at representing Latinx people. Gina Rodriguez does an amazing job as Jane. I could not see anyone else doing it better than she is. I recommend everyone to watch this show!
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jane The Virgin is the type of show that you either love or hate. Personally, I lean more towards the side of hatred because I found the show to be - for the most part - fairly boring. If you have a love for quirky personal shows that are relatable and pure, then I understand why you may like it. Myself being someone that is more so interested in plot and character development, I found the emphasis on quirkiness, randomness, and innocence to be rather boring and forced. A lot of the characters don't go into a lot of depth, and are more so there just so that everyone has someone that they can relate to. I can see why so many people enjoy the show because there is in fact something for everyone; however, the story line and sophistication of the production is seriously lacking. Overall, I recommend watching the show for yourself on DVD so that you can decide whether you hate it, or love it.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 29, 2017

Such a darling little comedy series! I hope season 2 comes in at some point! Excellent acting from all!

Mar 26, 2017

A very witty and funny show. The characters are likable and the storylines are very good because there are a lot of clever plot twists to keep things interesting. I liked Season 1 very much, I look forward to watching Season 2.

Feb 09, 2017

It's super funny.I can't believe I hadn't seen this show sooner. I'm definitely watching the second season.

ArapahoeFelicia Aug 17, 2016

I love this show. It pokes fun at Mexican soap operas while making you fall in love with the characters. The "narrator" kept me laughing.

Aug 09, 2016

This show emulates the style of a Spanish telenovela, but boosts it a touch to become a bit of a parody of the genre. What a great idea. The writers are witty and clever for this show and the acting is top-notch. It has all the melodramatic twists of a soap opera while also trying to stay grounded in reality. The characters are not all ridiculously wealthy; the titular Jane is working-class, which helps the audience to navigate their way through some of the ridiculousness of it all. But that's all part of the fun. And with some real-life issues thrown into the mix to complement the silly romantic dream sequences (you know, that old nugget), you end up with a show that winks and nudges you, a very tongue-in-cheek playfulness. As mentioned by other commenters, the voice-over narrator is hilarious, too, adding another dimension to the fairy tale. It defies all comprehension, but JANE THE VIRGIN somehow works. This fast-paced comedy left me wanting more. I can't wait for the second season and highly recommend the first.

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