Jane By Design Review: Series Premiere

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At first glance, Jane By Design comes across as a conglomeration of Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Devil Wears Prada and almost any of John Hughes' movies brought to the small screen. The title character, played by Erica Dasher, even has a similar look to Prada's Anne Hathaway.

While the premise of the show definitely is reflective of those two movies, it is the 1980s Hughes feeling and the charm that Dasher brings to Jane that has drawn me to the show.

In all honesty, I found the pilot to be boring at times, but I forgive that because in the big picture the episode worked to introduce the main players, their personalities and the general framework of the show. Because all the players are known, the series can develop their relationships and the multiple conflicts throughout the rest of the season.

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