By Jenny Wang
Season two of “Jane the Virgin,” which came out early October, is capturing the attention of American people through its stellar acting, captivating plot twists, and genuinely funny humor.
The show follows Jane Villanueva, a young pregnant virgin who was accidentally artificially inseminated. It is based partially on the Venezuelan telenovela “Juana la Virgen” made by Perla Farias, but it makes fun of the unrealistic drama of the original telenovela. However, producer Jennie Snyder Urman has propelled the American version of the show far beyond the popularity of the Venezuelan one.
Many different awards have been earned by the show since its debut in October of 2014. Gina Rodriguez, who plays the main character (Jane Villanueva), won the award for Best Actress in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy, and the show as a whole was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in January of this year. “Jane the Virgin” also won the Peabody Award and AFI Award, both prestigious awards in the television show and acting industry.
Junior Charlie Lea’s father, Eric Lea, is one of three lead editors on the show. When asked about how he reacted to the show’s many awards, Mr. Lea said, “It’s the same as working on any show. It’s the same hard work as any show, only when a show is successful like ‘Jane the Virgin,’ then your work is recognized and that feels real good.”
Many students at LCHS watch the show intently as well, watching every new episode the moment it comes out. One of these students, junior Morgan Bowman, describes her favorite part of “Jane the Virgin” as being the fact that “you really can never tell what is going to happen next. It’s like a really good book that you just can't put down.”
New episodes come out every Monday. I know I will be looking forward to them since the show brightens up my Mondays every week.
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