5 Reasons We Love Watching: 'Jane the Virgin'

This is a show that shouldn't work. The premise: a pregnant virgin is caught between two men while everyone around her faces their own telenovela-style struggles. Sounds over the top and tired. And yet it's a monster success creatively. Anchored by the charismatic Gina Rodriguez, Jane manages to take sweet romance and ground it in reality. And the second season was even more winning than the first. So, ahead of the Season 3 premiere, we've narrowed down five reasons to check out Jane the Virgin, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.

5. It's the most romantic show on TV.

 

 

 

 

4. Gina Rodriguez is a true star. Whether she's tearing up the dance floor with the princess of pop or crying her way through a breakup scene, Rodriguez is all emotion.

 

 

 

 

3. The show tackles serious issues — notably immigration reform — while avoiding any on a very special episode moments. (Props to Ivonne Coll as Alba.)

 

 

 

 

2. Only Mr. Robot comes close to using narration as effectively.

 

 

1. Rogelio de la Vega! Whether he's broing down with Michael, will-they-or-won't-theying with Xo, or heart-to-hearting with Jane, the telenovela legend (and king of social media) is one of television's most entertaining characters. And definitely the show's most GIFable.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 5, 2016 3:15PM EDT

Why do you love watching "Jane"?

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Oct 6, 2016 11:20AM EDT

It really takes a lot of TV tropes and turns them on their head! Is it a telenovela? Is it a romance? Is it a murder mystery? I

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Oct 12, 2016 10:02AM EDT

I love everything about this show and can't wait for the season 3 premiere!

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Oct 12, 2016 10:02AM EDT

I love everything about this show and can't wait for the season 3 premiere!

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