THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Jane Quimby has been mistaken for a fashionista. She’s still a high schooler, but it’s not long before she’s setting the catwalk on fire with her designs. Little girls throughout America swoon, while the rest of the world struggles to understand how they find this schlock to be entertaining. ABC Family used to show really cool cartoons when I was young. But, even that lacked the mental punch that a sophisticated ten year old required. In that sense, “Jane by Design” is no “Dinosaucers”.
Andie MacDowell plays the role of the pet adult to our titular character. She has no function outside of her job, so it’s hard to think of her as a real character. The usual teen girl interactions and relationship trouble take place, as I find myself seconds away from my brain rotting out of my ears. Naturally, your kids will probably love it. So, get it for them and let them enjoy the time in their life that will be populated by melodramatic trappings. After all, we had Bayside High.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a rather flat transfer, but a strong Dolby mix that carries the fashion soundstage. This first volume isn’t quite a season, as it barely comes in at ten episodes. So, make of that what you will. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to those young girls with disposable cash.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!