TV Club: Lines are crossed when Jane The Virgin gets hot for teacher

Is there a network television series on the air right now that is as consistently excellent as Jane The Virgin? I watch a lot of television, and I can’t remember the last time I watched a season and a half of a show and never felt disappointed or bored by an episode. That’s especially impressive when a creative team is working with a 22-episode season, which all but guarantees some clunkers based on the law of averages, but that hasn’t been the case with Jane The Virgin. And this is a show that could so easily fly off the rails at any time. There are a plethora of plot lines for the writers to juggle, which occupy different levels of heightened reality depending on the characters involved, requiring actors that can modulate their performances to fit those shifts. The directors need to coax fully realized performances from …

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