1. ‘One Day at a Time’
This Netflix comedy follows a Cuban-American family as they go about their daily lives in Los Angeles. Penelope Alvarez, a working single mother with PTSD, is played by Jane the Virgin’s Darci Factor, Justina Machado. Penelope raises her two children with the help of her Cuban mother while also attempting to carve out a path for herself. One Day at a Time, like JTV, focuses on the relationships between three Latina women of vastly different generations. Aside from a good dose of laughs, the show doesn’t shy away from more serious subjects like racism, sexism, and mental illness.
2. ‘Gilmore Girls’
The Gilmores will appeal to fans of the Villanueva family who enjoyed seeing the bonds formed over three generations. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is a single mother in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, where she lives with her daughter Rory in this classic series (Alexis Bledel). Even though Lorelai makes an effort to remain independent of her wealthy parents, she finds it exceedingly difficult to do so. The show covers a wide range of topics, including teen pregnancy, peer pressure, and family issues.
3. ‘The Good Place’
Fantastic fantasy comedy where people are sent to “the Good Place” (a better place) based on their moral actions while still alive or to “the Bad Place” (a worse place). However, when several people mistakenly believe they’ve been sent to the Good Place, things get a little more complicated. It’s easy to see why The Good Place has so many devotees, given how Jane the Virgin blends magical realism with religion throughout the course of the series.
4. ‘Devious Maids’
The show Devious Maids follows five Latina maids who work for a Beverly Hills family that is one of the wealthiest in the world. In spite of the group’s closeness, when a fellow maid is murdered because she knew too much about her employer’s life, their world is turned upside down. Be ready for all of the unexpected turns and twists.
Given that both Liza Miller and Jane Villanueva are literary moms, we have a feeling they’d get along just fine if they met in real life. After a stranger mistakes Liza for a much younger adult, a divorced 40-year-old forays back into the ageist publishing industry. Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, and Nico Tortorella round out the cast.
6. ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’
What lengths would you go to if you wanted to rekindle an old flame’s affection? Follow them on Instagram to see what they’re up to? Arrange a time to meet? Or do you think you should leave everything behind and move with them to a new state? Last one is a bit much, but Rebecca Bunch is not one of them (Rachel Bloom). Upon running into her high school sweetheart from way back, Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III), the lawyer decides to relocate to be with him again. It has all the elements of Jane the Virgin: humor, fun musical numbers, and a likable lead character.
7. ‘The House of Flowers’
There is a dysfunctional family running a florist shop and cabaret called The House of Flowers in Mexico in The House of Flowers. It has its share of witty, lighthearted moments, and many of the telenovela’s tropes are present. Transphobia and homophobia are major topics addressed in the film. It’s as close as you’ll get to Jane the Virgin, given that it’s been described as a soap parody.
Get to know Kat Dennings’ Jules Wiley (Kat Dennings), a web designer who is shocked when her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her without warning. To remedy this, she sets about making up for all the female friendships she’s lost, but it’s proving to be far more difficult than she expected. No telenovela, but it does an excellent job of tackling complicated female friendships, similar to the one between Jane and Petra that we grew fond of. of.
9. ‘Por Ella Soy Eva’
There will be something new to fill the Rojelio-shaped hole for all of the Jaime Camil fans out there. Camil plays Juan Carlos Caballero Mistral in the Mexican telenovela Por Ella Soy Eva. To clear his name and get closer to his fling, Juan, a businessman with a tourism company, decides to feign his own death and pose as a female assistant.
10. ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
As soon as Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is freed from her doomsday cult captivity, she sets out for a new life in New York City. She faces many new and unfamiliar challenges with the guidance of her wise landlady and protective roommate, but she doesn’t let them dampen her enthusiasm. JTV fans will recognize the clever way it uses humor and magical realism to address more somber subjects.
11. ‘The Hook Up Plan’
It’s about a thirty-year-old woman named Elsa (Zita Hanrot) who is feeling down on her luck, especially since she hasn’t moved on from her ex-boyfriend in this feel-good comedy. When her friends hire a male escort to date her to cheer her up, he turns out to be too good to be true, as her friends had hoped.
12. ‘Ugly Betty’
Following the life of Mexican American Betty Suarez (America Ferrera), a quirky Mexican American woman from Queens who manages to land a job at a major fashion publication in spite of having zero fashion sense, Ugly Betty is based on the Colombian soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea. There is a lot of lighthearted humor, but it deals with a lot of serious issues, such as ageism in the fashion industry and relationship problems.
13. ‘The Santa Clarita Diet’
.If you thought the plot of Jane the Virgin was ridiculous, wait until you see this comedy-horror series. It will blow your mind. Drew Barrymore portrays Sheila Hammond in The Santa Clarita Diet, a real estate agent who dies and then resurrects as one of the “undead.” As she transforms into a zombie and develops a taste for human flesh, she comes to terms with her new identity as a zombie. Meanwhile, her frightened husband does everything he can to aid her in her search for a remedy.
14. ‘Alexa & Katie’
Alexa and Katie, who have been friends since elementary school, can’t wait to start this new chapter in their lives as seniors in high school. But when Alexa is diagnosed with cancer, everything changes. Many heartwarming and inspiring moments are to be expected in this film.
15. ‘Grace and Frankie’
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein, two women whose husbands come out as gay and announce their intention to marry one another, sparking an unlikely friendship. The show has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.