Two new shows fronted by female leads this week, but the gender of the main character would seem to be where the similarity ends.
First up is the long-awaited (very, very long-awaited) UK debut of Jane the Virgin, tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm on E4. Based on a Mexican telenovela, the premise seems a trifle alarming – poor Jane is unknowingly and mistakenly artificially inseminated with the sperm of somebody she used to know, WTF – but reviews have been stellar (no mean feat for a CW show), a second season has already been ordered and our own e says it’s great, which is the hat-trick as far as I’m concerned. Unpopcult is in, and on reviewing duties for the first ep at least.
And secondly, season 1 of CBS’s Madam Secretary takes up its post on Sky Living, tomorrow at 9pm. This story of a former (maverick, I’m sure) CIA analyst who’s asked to come out of retirement and slot into the Secretary of State job instead doesn’t interest me nearly as much, and Thursday is already a busy night tv-wise so I’m not planning on adding it to my schedule. Reviews are mostly decent, though, a second season has already been ordered, and Jed likes the look of it, so expect a review of ep 1 in due course.