When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

November 14, 2014 9:59 PM

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Sam Adams wrote a smart piece recently about why he likes "Jane the Virgin," the best new broadcast network program of the fall. In particular, Adams praised the lead character of Jane the Virgin for being a nice, grounded, thoughtful person who tries very hard to tell the truth.

As played by the extraordinary Gina Rodriguez and characterized by the show's deft writers, Jane's a good person, and watching the show (which is available free online) is a very pleasurable experience. What's especially impressive is the fact that "Jane the Virgin," for all its vivid flourishes, ta...

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