After I finished season 2 of Jane the Virgin, I tried to find the first episodes of season 3 on TV since it was still airing but I had no luck. It got to the point where I sort of gave up because I knew Netflix was going to be getting the new season up in the summer. When my mom got done with work, we started watching the show during lunch, which leads us to here. My review of season 3 of Jane the Virgin which will be spoiler free even though most people know what happen. 😦
Title: Jane the Virgin
Created By: Jennie Snyder Urman
Network: The CW
Released: October 17, 2016 – May 22, 2017
Run Time: 42 Minutes
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.”
- Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
- Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
- Yael Grobglas as Petra Andel and Anezka
- Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
- Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
- Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
- Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
- Anthony Mendez as The Narrator
- Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
- Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro
- Diane Guerrero as Lina
- Wes Armstrong as Scott
- Judy Reyes as Dina Milagro
- Sofia Pernas as Catalina Maria Mora
- Justina Machado as Darci Factor
Jane is still a virgin, even though she just got married. Her husband Michael has been shot by the famous Sin Rostra, who happens to be dating Jane’s baby daddy’s sister. On top of worrying about Michael, she has to worry about Petra, who’s sister has paralyzed her, her father needs to become American famous, and her mom is possibly pregnant with Rogelio’s enemy. Plus, Jane wants to write her book and get it published. Will anything go right in her life?
I found myself getting a little bored during the season because I felt like they were running out of ideas for the season. There has been three seasons of Jane’s messed up pregnancy. What else could you add to that? The show isn’t bad. Don’t get me wrong with it. I was intrigued every episode. I wanted to know what was going on but there were things I didn’t like.
In the previous seasons, there has been so many time jumps. If you know me by now, you know how much I hate time jumps. (I’m going to hate tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars 😦 ) I don’t think they are interesting and I sort of loose track on what is happening. There is a short time jump at the beginning of the season for like 4 weeks but that was really it until episode 10. In episode 10, two things begin to happen. You are fast forwarded to three years in the future AND you have to go back and forth in the story line. I understood why they did the time jump but I just didn’t like what was going on. I felt like I was watching the show from the very beginning again.
Even though I have been bashing on about the time jumps and the feeling of watching the same thing over and over again, the writing of the show seemed pretty well. There were certain characters that I hoped would have played bigger roles in the show and I wished some events happened in a different manner but it was pretty good. The writing and the drama was what kept me watching. I wanted to know what was going to happen because with this show, what you think is going to happen never happens. It is dramatic irony people. (I have to do that just to prove I learned something in English and I did so well on the exam. Maybe I just wanted to brag a little.) The writing felt so real and it made my mom and I watch several episodes at a time because one episode would end with a catch and we would be like, next episode.
The directing and the crew also did a decent job this season. There were a few times I noticed that there were the typing noises but nothing cam across the screen. I didn’t see anything suspicious about the cameras, other than some of the bad angles. I also saw that they should have hired a crying coach before they shot this season because there are so many ugly criers on this show. Jane included. Which you see a lot. A lot more than you think. But I will leave you to learn about that later because I am not going to do the same thing I did to myself – spoil what happens.
If you need to find a show to make you laugh, this is your show. The previous seasons did the same thing to me but I totally forgot about laughing until now. So many hilarious things took place this season that I can’t help but forget. From Jane’s father, to Michael’s jokes, Mateo in general, Jane’s fantasies. I did also find a show that will make you cry as well. I think I almost cried twice in this show and I feel like most people will too. I also jumped for joy because TYLER POSEY HAS JOINED THE CAST AND I CAN”T WAIT TO SEE WHERE THIS SHOW TAKES HIS CHARACTER. I can’t believe I did that and didn’t put any spoilers in there. There were moments that I just wanted the show to be over. There were times I wanted to fast forward through the episode because I was not entertained but I kept telling myself that something funny would happen if I did that. So I am happy I watched all the episodes, even if it caused pain in my heart.
And I have always been and always will be Team Michael. I’m just leaving it at that.
Overall, I would have to give season 3 a 3.5 out of 5. Wow. That was a lot of numbers but anyway. The season had its ups and downs but it was okay. It wasn’t the best (season 1) but it wasn’t down right bad. It wasn’t my favorite. I feel like they could have done a lot better than what they did. It might just have been me or the time I was watching it because my mom really enjoyed and my sister has seen this season like two times (maybe three) now. I’m not saying I am giving up hope on the show since I am really excited about Tyler Posey but if I don’t like the next season, I am not giving the fifth possible season a try. If you are wondering about watching this season after the second season, you should totally give it a try because you might really enjoy it. Maybe that was one of my problems. I think I really need to stop typing or I will tell you what I had for lunch today.
Have you watched this show? What are your thoughts on the show? Which season did you like better? What would you do if you knew someone who had a story like Jane’s? Would you be one of them who would write the story down and share it or not? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!