"A huge part of the show’s success comes from Rodriguez’s performance. Because there’s so much heaped on the Jane character — and so much of if can seem pretty horrifying without the buffer of the show’s telenovela style — it’s essential that she not seem like a victim, like someone to pity. Rodriguez instead is all warmth and confidence, and her Jane moves through the world with the sense of self you only get by being raised by people who really loved and treasured you. (True on TV, true in life.) Jane the Virgin is a shining example of how much a show can get away with as long as it takes its characters seriously. The show buys into the idea of Jane, of Jane’s concerns, Jane’s strengths, Jane’s sensibilities. This is the world Jane lives in, and this is the way she feels about it. It sounds so easy! But you don’t need to look at too many other shows to realize this isn’t easy, or at least isn’t common."
"Greenwald has devised a challenge for people that tell him they don’t worry about their privacy because they have nothing to hide: He asks them to send him all their email passwords and allow him to look through and publish anything he finds interesting. “After all, if you’re not a bad person, if you’re doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide,” Greenwald quipped. “Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.”"
"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."