Over the next weeks Octagon staffers will explain why they’re excited for the season premieres of their favorite TV shows, both familiar and new.
The CW came out with a new, fun and unique show last year, “Jane the Virgin,” and the second season begins on Oct. 12.
This show is similar to a Latin soap opera, or a telenovela. The main character, Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), wants to be a writer. She is portrayed as a strong and independent young woman throughout the season. Jane’s family is Latina, so the show revolves around this theme.
Jane is a virgin, and her grandmother, Alba (Ivonne Coll), who is very Catholic, wants her to stay so until marriage.
Jane’s engaged to Michael Cordano (Brett Dier), a man she’s been in a relationship with for two years. She works as a waitress at the Barmella, a hotel owned by the father of Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni).
Luisa Alver (Yara Martinez) is her doctor and accidentally artificially inseminates Jane with Rafael’s sperm. Her grandmother is at first very confused but once she understands Jane’s situation, she is supportive, like Jane’s mother, Xiomara Villanueva (Andrea Navedo).
Later in the season, Jane falls for Rafael and breaks off her engagement with Michael to be with him, and her family always sticks by her and comes through for her.
“Jane the Virgin” always has new twists when you least expect it. This show has one of the most complicated story lines I have encountered. This does, at times, make it hard to follow, but with all the “amazing coincidences” it’s just a great laugh. At times the complete sense of “This would never happen in reality!” or “But, what are the chances of that actually happening?” is so overwhelming I need to remind myself that it isn’t supposed to be real.
I am very excited for season 2, as Jane is married to Rafael and has a child now, and there are many new developments to come. Jane herself has grown as a character, and I expect to see more character drama and development in this new season.
Season 2 of “Jane the Virgin” premieres Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. on the CW.