2014 Story by Douglas Shaffer
Written by Steven Palmer Peterson
Directed by Mary Lambert
Lifetime takes a riff on the Natalee Holloway case and turns it into a conspiracy thriller where the victim is presumed murdered but lives, potentially foiling a plan to seize millions in a trust fund in her name. Presumed Dead in Paradisebecomes its own beast, delivering an okay…
Jane by Design premiered last Monday (1/3) and airs Tuesdays at 9PM on ABC Family.
“A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.”
I’m not really a fan of ABC Family shows, Pretty Little Liars and Kyle XY being the exceptions, but this one surprised me. Of course this isn’t the best TV has to offer but it’s not as completely cheesy as I thought it would be. The show contains great fashion (for those who enjoy that) and good looking guys (like pretty much all ABC Family shows). The show has potential to either become a really good show or become really cheesy and not worth watching. The storyline is something we’ve seen before but it seems to be something that many people enjoy. Personally, I like the “case of mistaken identity” storyline except for the fact that it’s known that they’ll eventually get caught. What I like about the show, other than the previously mentioned, is that people can put themselves in Jane’s position. If you were mistakenly offered a job that could eventually lead to your dream job, most people would like to think that they would take the position. I know that if I were offered to work as the assistant to a director, producer, or someone else TV related that I idolize, and trust me there are a good amount, I love to think I’d take the job no matter what I have to do. I hope the show ends up reaching it’s potential rather than go the cheesy route. It’s a cute show that will definitely have it’s fair share if drama, comedy, and I’m sure I sensed some romance in the pilot. I’ll be watching a few more episodes before I make a final decision but for now I’ll say it’s worth giving a shot, especially if you like ABC Family shows.
My unabashed crush on Sophie aside [please cast Karynn Moore in everything], this episode of Farmed and Dangerous wasn’t great. They did try to learn us a few things, though, and my review touches on that.
Regina Crane || 16 || Regina is portrayed by Karynn Moore.
Who is Regina?
Regina definitely has twisted side to her. Could she really have faked her own death to set up the ex convict she had her eyes on? An act like that could have only been provoked by greed.
How she made it into Hollywood Arts?
Regina is a drama queen with a capital B. She is quite skilled on the stage, capturing the audience until the final scene and after, getting a standing ovation every time.
Lacey Porter: Lacey and Regina are or were BFF’s the two were like sisters and that bond seems like it can’t be broken even in death.
Sarita Lopez: Regina and Sarita got along for the most part, always taking snips at each other and others.
Jo Masterson: Jo Masterson was always the target of Regina’s snips due to the bad relationship between Lacey and Jo. She never really hated Jo. She just had an easy target, and Jo sure made being a target easy.
Danny Desai: The second Danny Desai walked into the halls Regina had to have him, he is her not secret obsession, as everyone can tell how badly she wants to jump his murderous bones.