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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 13, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: After being told by her telenovelas-obsessed grandmother the importance of being a virgin until she marries, 23-year old Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) finds herself pregnant after being accidentally artificially inseminated in this adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Kate Kulzick
    Oct 13, 2014
    The series finds just the right balance, creating a unique place for itself among the current network fare. With its down-to-earth lead character and self-aware, but not self-parodying approach, Jane The Virgin is a breath of fresh air that will hopefully find a strong and loyal fan base.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 15, 2014
    This one could take off, especially if the humor doesn’t obscure the layers of Jane’s moral journey.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 10, 2014
    That the whole pilot doesn't collapse into a pile of rubble is due to Rodriguez--or maybe because Jane is so confoundedly odd you want to see what happens next.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Oct 9, 2014
    It's a delightful comedy-drama about a young woman faced with a completely unexpected dilemma, and it's so inherently endearing that I'm very eager to see how the story of Jane and her fractious but loving family unfolds.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 13, 2014
    While the situations are far-fetched, the emotions are real. And Rodriguez, as a young control freak coming to terms with a situation she can't easily control, or dismiss, is terrific.
  6. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Oct 10, 2014
    Jane the Virgin isn’t exactly sui generis: it has traces of past series that blended whimsy and wile, including “Ugly Betty” and “Pushing Daisies,” but this show has a delightful heroine and its own sweetly wicked inflection.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 13, 2014
    Even by the soap-opera standards of telenovelas, it feels a little much. The pieces at first don’t always mesh smoothly. Rodriguez is terrific, though, and this could be that rare telenovela that assimilates.

See all 22 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    It's a pretty spectacular first episode. The writing, the directing and the acting were all tremendous. Special mention of the lead actress and her baby daddy because they were both pretty awesome. I didn't think the CW had it in them to uncork something this fresh and original. And of course I realize that the Tele novella format is not original but for the American audience it really is. The best soundtrack for an episode during the season would be Bella Novela's "Telemetry" which was inspired by these Spanish-language soap operas. Great band, great show. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    Jane the Virgin opened up great with charming and talented cast and again charming writing. Everything is charming in this tv series and it definetly deserves a chance. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2014
    One must need a zero IQ to enjoy this show. The acting is acceptable, but the story is just dumb.

    I cannot believe the CW cancelled Star
    Crossed and put this junk on instead. Expand