This article originally appeared on www.smooth.com.au.
If you have yet to start watching Jane The Virgin, what are you waiting for?! This is seriously one of the most heartwarming, hilarious and dramatic shows you'll probably ever watch.
But first, a quick recap...
Jane is a religious young woman who is saving herself for marriage and is engaged to her boyfriend, Michael, but her life takes a turn when she is accidentally artifically inseminated while at a doctors appointment. Jane chooses to keep the baby and must deal with the fact her family now includes Rafael, the father of her child, who she had a crush on as a teenager. Things get pretty crazy from there...
1. Gina Rodriguez is honestly the best thing since sliced bread
Gina Rodriguez plays Jane, our main character, and she is so incredible at her job that she managed to snag a Golden Globe for the role after only NINE episodes - yes that's right, NINE episodes, not even one whole season! And her acceptance speech was so incredibly sweet:
You honestly can't not like this girl, she's just a breath of fresh air on TV and you will probably fall totally in love with her!
2. Girl power!
This show features some incredible mother-daughter relationships (making it an awesome show to watch with your own mum). In JTV, Jane lives with her mother, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo), and her grandmother, Alba (Ivonne Coll), and the three of them are incredibly close and even all live together in a small house as they struggle to balance their lives.
Some of the show's best scenes take place with the women sitting on a porch swing together where they remind each other no matter what happens they'll always be there for each other. Awwww!
We shouldn't be so surprised that the show gets mother-daughter relationships so right though, it turns out that creator of the show, Jennie Snyder Urman, also co-produced Gilmore Girls, so she has some experience in the field!
One of our favourite scenes is when Xiomara and Alba accidentally eat chocolate that's been spiked by medical marijuana - watch out for that one!
3. Eye candy
Let us introduce to Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni):
But wait, there's more! While Rafael is tall, dark and handsome, Michael Cordero Jr (Brett Dier) satisfies all of your dorkier and sweeter needs:
4. The romance
A love triangle is the staple of any good show and Jane The Virgin is no different, well actually it is quite different...
Girl is happily engaged to boy, girl accidentally gets artificially inseminated with another man's sperm (someone who she has also previously shared a steamy makeout session with), girl then has feelings for other man and drama ensues.
5. Rogelio de la Vega
Rogelio is so adorably egocentric, which doesn't sound like it's a good thing, but trust us, it works on him. We don't want to spoil anything, but he becomes a huge part of Jane's life.
Like any telenovela, there is literally a cliffhanger at the end of EVERY EPISODE! Seriously, you won’t be able to stop watching this show, because you'll get sucked in every episode!
7. The narrator
This guy, voiced by Anthony Mendez, is seriously entertaining, he's so good that he's even got the Outstanding Narrator Emmy nomination to prove it. Just trust us, he's unbelievable.
Seriously, start watching this show, like, yesterday! Season one is now streaming on Netflix.