Friends, it isn’t often that American networks attempt to adapt a Spanish-language telenovela, likely out of fear that the very specific brand of comedy will get lost in translation or the premise will be too much of a departure from their usual programming. The CW, however, took that risk back in 2014 with Jane the Virgin, an American adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. The satirical dramedy follows Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), her multigenerational family and the many outlandish situations that occur in their lives. Coming from a telenovela-obsessed family, Jane has been a true pleasure to watch.
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