“Claudia Jean Cregg sat down to watch the first episode of Jane the Virgin and was immediately suspicious. An annoying voiceover. A brightly-coloured palette. A wide-eyed little girl. Could it be? Could Claudia Jean have been tricked into watching – Ay Dios mio – Amelie?!
Claudia Jean loathed Amelie. Its smug whimsy, its cloying cuteness, its … But, wait! This was not Amelie. The voiceover moved quickly to just the right side of droll. The bright palette was sunny rather than irritating. And the first episode of Jane the Virgin turned out to be a delight: sweet but very sharp, charming but very, very funny, and, most importantly of all, definitely not Amelie.
Claudia Jean was hooked.”