Jane by Design : Season 1

User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

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  1. Jan 4, 2012
    7
    Why does it seem like ABC Family is landing the promising young actors these days. (See Shailene Woodley from Secret LIfe - now in The Descendants). Jane is a fun character type that we've seen before (Devil Wears Prada, etc.), but the actress brings something fresh and interesting to the part. Her relationships with her brother and best friend are interesting. The fact that she's livingWhy does it seem like ABC Family is landing the promising young actors these days. (See Shailene Woodley from Secret LIfe - now in The Descendants). Jane is a fun character type that we've seen before (Devil Wears Prada, etc.), but the actress brings something fresh and interesting to the part. Her relationships with her brother and best friend are interesting. The fact that she's living without her parents is a twist. And her incredible fashion sense is appealing. So yeah, I'm not in the demo for this show, but I'll watch another episode at least. (That's what I said about The Lying Game....and now it's 10 eps later....) Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    10
    I think this show is amazing! It's original and fun and keeps you entertained. I think the acting could be improved a little bit, but it's not bad. I really love the original plot line. When you think you know what's going to happen the exact opposite happens! I think ABC Family did really well on this show! It is definitely better than most all the other teen shows on the channel.
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 5, 2012
    58
    Jane By Design is by-the-numbers in its every facet.
  2. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 3, 2012
    50
    It's just a plainer Ugly Betty. [9 Jan 2012, p.40]
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 3, 2012
    70
    The show is aspirational and at times genuinely exciting.