11 Reasons You Love 'Jane The Virgin'

11 Reasons You Love 'Jane The Virgin'

Or reasons why you should love it.

Having recently finished season one of "Jane the Virgin" and then miraculously stumbled upon season two on Hulu, after two weeks of withdrawal, I feel inclined, nay, inspired to share my obsession with you. If you haven’t started it already, you need to watch this show right now. I am a poor college student, and I paid $2 to watch the first episode of the second season that had already expired on Hulu. It’s that good.

My mind has yet to process that I'll run out of episodes again relatively soon, but we don't have to think about that right now. Without further delay, here are 11 reasons why I think you love, or will love, "Jane the Virgin" as much as I do.

**Warning: spoilers**

1. You finally you have the chance to experience a telenovela

If you’re like me, you’ve always wanted to watch those super-intense and dramatic shows on the Spanish channel but have never been able to understand them or keep up. And now you kind of want to learn Spanish just so you can watch more.

2. You can daydream about living in a five-star hotel like the Marbella

Let's be real. You would appreciate living in a five-star hotel like this way more than Raphael and Petra do. Even if you just got to be a waitress with Jane, she got to dress up like a mermaid. I challenge you to give me one reason that is not the coolest thing ever.

3. You will be left on the edge of your seat after every episode

Every. Single. One. I can't even tell you how many times I've thought, I'll just watch one more episode and then start my homework only to find myself an hour later clicking play for another episode.

4. There is actually a plot

Yes, Jane! There is a point! Some shows get so caught up in drama that the storyline falls through. This show still has all of the drama but also has character development, conflict, and resolutions. And it's very funny.

5. You can't get enough of Jane's relationships with her mom and grandma

The dynamic between these three generations is honestly a big part of the reason I keep watching this show. They make me appreciate my mom and grandma way more than a TV show should be allowed to, and have made my mom goal standards reach whole new levels.

6. The love triangles are too complicated not to love

Between Raphael, Michael, Andie, Petra, and Jane; Petra, Milos, Lachlan, Roman, and Aaron; Xiomara, Marco, Rogelio, and Luciana; Rose, Luisa, and Emilio; and Abuela and the priest, once you finally start to catch on, it's too late to turn back.

7. Mateo

Because your heart broke when you first saw his little face.

And when Jane and Raphael finally became parents.

And when this happened:

8. Raphael is just nice to look at ...

9. You kind of just want to see what screwed-up thing Petra does next

From trying to secretly inseminate herself to trap Raphael, to then cheating on him, to using Lachlan to get back at Raphael, to holding a hostage, to defending her homicidal mother, to trying to take over the Marbella, to then successfully inseminating herself to try and trap Raphael again -- man, I'm out of breath. I have a feeling it's only going to get messier from here.

10. The love battle Michael and Raphael are fighting for Jane

No matter what what team you're on, you just want to keep seeing what severely romantic things Michael and Raphael keep doing to win Jane. Perhaps you live vicariously through her a little bit, but that's totally justified.

11. You admire Jane so much and just want her to do well

She kept a baby that she hadn't planned for, kept working and dealing with Raphael's crazy family while she was pregnant, and now she's going to grad school with a small baby. She may not be a miraculous virgin, but she's probably the closest thing to it.

So I believe that I've worked hard enough on this now to warrant watching another episode. And you've worked hard reading this too. Go on, you deserve a reward.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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