Mahomes breaks NFL record with 22 TDs in first eight games, leads Chiefs to win

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw four TD passes Sunday night, giving him 22 in eight career games and eclipsing Kurt Warner’s mark of 21.
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Eight Men Out – John Sayles

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Eight Men Out

John Sayles

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: September 2, 1988


A dramatization about the infamous 1919 "Black Sox Scandal," in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to throw the World Series in return for cash.

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Styx – The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Styx

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Styx – The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight (Live)

Styx

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: January 1, 2011


Filmed on November 9th, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx performing their classic multi-platinum seventies albums "The Grand Illusion" and "Pieces Of Eight" live in their entirety for the first time. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans. These new live performances perfectly portray the power, songwriting skill and musical virtuosity that are synonymous with Styx throughout their career and with these groundbreaking albums in particular.

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Hard Eight – Paul Thomas Anderson

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Hard Eight

Paul Thomas Anderson

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: October 5, 1999


Before his commercial breakthrough with Boogie Nights (1997), writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson made this low-key drama. John (John C. Reilly), a half-bright loser stranded in Reno, is down to his last few bucks when Sydney (Phillip Baker Hall), taking pity on him, buys him breakfast and offers him a few tips on making money in the casinos. Two years later, John has become Sydney's partner, but his lack of common sense goes from problematic to dangerous when he falls in love with Clementine (Gwyneth Paltrow), a cocktail waitress who isn't above turning a few tricks when she needs to make money — and isn't any brighter than John. Hall and Reilly, both first-rate character actors, are cast in rare leading roles, and Paltrow is cast strongly against type as a part-time prostitute with a serious lack of street smarts.

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Thursdays at Eight – Debbie Macomber

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Thursdays at Eight

Debbie Macomber

Genre: Romance

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Publish Date: January 1, 2001

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NYPD Takes Suspect Into Custody After ‘Act of Terror’ in Lower Manhattan That Left Eight People Dead, and Injured at Least Twelve

NEW YORK — In what is being described as an act of terror, New York Police Department officials are still investigating an incident in lower Manhattan involving a vehicle that left eight people dead and injured more than a dozen.
In a press conference with NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill and FBI officials, as well as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the incident as “an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.”
The mayor continued, “We know that this act was intended to break our spirit but we also know that New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence, an act meant to intimidate us. We have been tested before as a city very narthex site of today’s tragedy and New Yorkers do not give in in the face of these kids of actions. We will respond as we always do. We will be undeterred.”
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The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

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The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 2016


In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff.

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years – Ron Howard

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Ron Howard

Genre: Concert Films

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Release Date: November 17, 2016


In 1962 four young men – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as 'The Beatles'. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame (which in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil) led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?

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London Film Festival: Christopher Nolan Applauds Quentin Tarantino for 70mm Release of ‘Hateful Eight’


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Eight Siblings Who Survived Notorious Child Abuse Case Describe The Hell They Endured For Decades

It’s called one of the most notorious child abuse cases in California history. Mansa Musa Muhummed is serving seven consecutive life sentences after beating, torturing and starving his 13 children and three “wives” for decades. Now, all of the children are grown, and eight of them come together for the first time to share their history of unimaginable horror at the hands of their polygamist father who lived with three “wives.”

In the video above, they recall living in the hell they endured for decades.

“Our living conditions were like a concentration camp. We were on complete lockdown. The doors were locked, the windows were locked. I wasn’t even allowed to go to school.” – Michael

“He would lock us in the basement for days at a time. He would beat us.” – Delmarcus

“I remember a time my dad took a boat paddle and just cracked me straight across the head. Blood was everywhere. He got a needle and thread and stitched my head back up.” – Crystal

“I was raped by my father on a daily basis for 12 years.” – Likesha

They also recall being forced to eat their own feces and vomit.

Watch Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, as eight siblings tell their story for the first time in an exclusive interview. But why do they say they partly blame one of Muhummed’s “spiritual wives,” who is now a domestic violence advocate, for being partly responsible for their abuse? Watch what happens when they come face to face for the first time since they were rescued.

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News: Netflix To Temporarily Remove Every Movie Except ‘Hard Eight’

LOS GATOS, CA—Saying that everyone, including all 65 million of its subscribers, really ought to see the film at least once, Netflix announced Tuesday that it will suspend all streaming content except Hard Eight for a full month.

Officials from the online video subscription service, which boasts a library of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows in addition to the first feature film by acclaimed writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, told reporters they will temporarily remove all other titles from the website and devote 100 percent of their server capacity to the 1996 neo-noir drama.

“We want to make sure every one of our members watches this thrilling character study of a veteran gambler and his young protégé, so for the entire month of October, Hard Eight will be the only video available on the entire site,” said chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who, upon discovering only a …




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What This Mom Has Learned From Eight Years Of Stepfamily Life

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share your family’s story? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com.

When she started her blog in 2004, writer Mir Kamin was a single mom facing the realities of divorce. When she married a single guy with no kids of his own in 2007, the blog got even better.

Below, the mom of two tells us how the kids and the parents have adjusted to stepfamily life.

Hi Mir! Please introduce us to your family. How long have you and your husband been together? 

At this point, our immediate family consists of myself, my second (and final!) husband Otto, my daughter (17) and my son (15). 

How long have you and your spouse been together? 

We’ve been married about eight and a half years, but we met our sophomore year in college, which means we’ve known each other for about 26 years.

What are some of the biggest challenges of blended family life?

In our case, it wasn’t just the blending, but that my husband went from being a lifelong bachelor to having a whole family, bam, in his mid-30s. On top of that, he didn’t have much experience with children and both my kids have special needs. So it was… interesting. I’d say that in general the biggest issue arrived when he stopped just hanging back to let me handle stuff and started actively participating in discipline.

Don’t get me wrong, I think he did it just right, but it was a real sort of, “Wait, what? What’s happening here?” for both kids. Specifically, now that both kids are teens, my husband often defaults to what I like to call the “scorched earth” approach and then we have to navigate the whole, “Wait, everyone take a breath, we’re going to have a united front on this situation but first we have to go figure out what it is” thing. It’s not just that he often wants to go with harsher consequences, it’s that even after all this time, the kids still aren’t entirely sure of their connection with him and so that’s always in the back of my mind.

What’s the best thing about being part of a blended family?

All the relatives! I come from a very small family in every possible direction and my kids’ dad’s family isn’t that much bigger, but my husband comes from a family with lots of aunts and uncles and cousins and that’s been awesome all around. Yeah, you have to get used to having a third parent around but look at all the bonus grandparents and other folks you get!

What makes you proudest of your family?
At the end of the day, I think we’ve managed to build a home that’s full of love and humor and respect. And that’s not because we’re so special or great but because it was a priority for my husband and me both in our marriage and in raising the kids. There have been hard times (lots of ’em, actually) but we’re all in it together. “This is a solvable problem” is kind of our family motto. So far, it’s been true.

What advice do you have for other blended families who feel like a peaceful family dynamic is out of reach?

Keep trying. It can take years but love and respect erode a lot of difficult walls, even if the process is slow. And keep an open mind — maybe the end result isn’t going to be what you’d pictured but maybe it’ll be even better.

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel (Unabridged) – Salman Rushdie

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel (Unabridged)

Salman Rushdie

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: September 8, 2015

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Eight Things We Remember From Afropunk Fest 15

Deep in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, Afropunk was in full effect. The the festival a place where several stars like Grace Jones, Kelis, and Lenny Kravitz blessed the stage in their own extraordinary fashion. But, Afropunk was also another successful year where the culture flourished in multiple forms. There were also a couple situations throughout the two days that we kind of had to take in. This is why we want to give you the eight big factors that we remember from this year’s Afropunk Fest.

Kelis performed pregnant

Before she came out on stage, nobody expected Kelis to be pregnant and performing at Afropunk Festival. There was nothing but hype surrounding her mid-day set, but that hype had soon turned to shock and awe in a positive way. Kelis may have been pregnant, but she knew how to keep the crowd entertained all throughout her performance. Even hitting a couple of high notes to let fans know she wasn’t playing.

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Lauryn Hill continued to perform after two attempts to stop her

Many concert-goers weren’t surprised about Lauryn Hill coming late to Afropunk Fest. She has proudly earned a track record of coming to the stage really late and still performing like nothing ever happened. The legendary singer was late, however, she still made an attempt to perform for fans after management tried to stop her twice. First, the sound and miss were cut off, then the house lights. Even through these two stoppages, Hill continued to keep the momentum going for the crowd.

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Danny Brown brought out Ab – Soul to perform “Terrorist Threats”

While people were waiting for Lauryn Hill to take the main stage, others were at the Red Stage watching Danny Brown turn up to his musical catalogue. The Detroit rapper brought out Ab Soul to perform their believed collaborative single “Terrorist Threats”. The crowd was amped about the surprise appearance, and went all out to remember the song’s words.

Afropunk Fest flourishes in street style once again

One thing that Afropunk Fest has always been known for is the street style of the festival. This year, the fashion statement at the festival was kicked up to a top notch once again. Afropunk is the place where you’ll find some of the most remarkable outfits from concert goers.

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Art had a big influence on the festival this year

Whether people were seeing paint on walls or people’s faces, Afropunk Fest had a huge art influence this year. Several graffiti artists had made the environment a huge canvas to be creative on. Beautiful masterpieces were made and looks like it’ll stay there for a while.

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Grace Jones’ set was oddly beautiful.

If you have seen Grace Jones in anything before, then you know that her style of life is not for the weak of heart. That doesn’t stop her shows from being dope, or controversial. During her performance at Afropunk Festival, Jones performed topless and also brings a couple of dancers out with her. She also managed to switch in-and-out of odd outfits each song throughout her set. Grace Jones also performed over the synths from LL Cool J’s hit “Doin It”.

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Most of Sunday’s lineup had standout performances at Afropunk

If you happen to come a little earlier to the festival, you came across some very good performances from artists on both stages. It all started with DC-native soul duo Oshun, who had mixed both their catalogue with a Go-Go music bounce near the end of their set. Jesse Boykins III then had a explosively smooth performance on the opposite stage. Following those performances was guitar player Thundercat, Raury, and Goldlink. All of the performances kept people on the move between both stages the entire day.

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The DJ’s closed Afropunk the right way

Lenny Kravits had a stellar performance on the main stage last night, but Soulection and Kaytranada were the two that had people dancing out of Afropunk. Soulection producer Lakim held the DJ stage down with several self-produced beats and music inspired by The Sound of Tomorrow, while Kaytranada was mixing up his catalogue with different tracks from the past to now. These two acts has wave of people moving to end the festival right.

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These were our best eight moments from this year’s Afropunk. What’s yours? Leave a comment or let us know on twitter via @Allhiphopcom

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First look at Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”

The Weinstein Co. unveils the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Comic-Con 2015: Quentin Tarantino Reveals Ennio Morricone Will Score ‘The Hateful Eight’

Veteran composer Ennio Morricone is set to score The Hateful Eight, his first Western music project in over 40 years.
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Quest: Eight Novels of Fantasy, Myth, and Magic – Lindsay Buroker

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Quest: Eight Novels of Fantasy, Myth, and Magic

Lindsay Buroker

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: March 29, 2015

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Eight authors. Eight novels. Eight entry points into fresh, new fantasy worlds. If you’re a fan of epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, or just good old adventure stories, you’ll want to pick up this bundle and prepare yourself for hours of enjoyable reading. T The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo A war has gripped Myranda's land for generations, but the chance discovery of a mysterious sword may set her on the path to restore peace once and for all. The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker He’s the empire’s most notorious assassin. She's a protocol-quoting enforcer. They're an unlikely team, but somebody has to save the city. . . The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper Julia is a nineteen year old Olympic gymnast training hard for the upcoming Games, when she’s summoned by a wizard to save his people. Defender by Robert J. Crane Someone is stealing weapons of unlimited power, and only Sanctuary stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction. Draykon by Charlotte E. English Shy Llandry Sanfaer finds herself at the center of a sensation when she discovers a new and mesmerizing gemstone. Unraveling its mysteries may change Llandry's life—and her world—forever. Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen Blinded by his desire for revenge, a sorcerer unleashes a force that he needs fellow magicians to control, but no other magicians are keen to help him. Lost City by Jeffrey Poole The mysterious appearance of a large mark on young dwarf's back has fueled speculation that it's a treasure map in disguise. Five dwarves and one dragon band together to try and solve the most cryptic treasure hunt anyone has ever seen. Reversion: The Inevitable Horror by J Thorn Samuel arrives in a forest littered with caution tape and artifacts of the deceased. He struggles to regain his memory and outrun the ominous cloud eating away at his world before it collapses upon itself. Samuel must escape the reversion before it’s too late.

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Dick Van Patten of TV’s ‘Eight is Enough’ dies at 86

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The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Styx

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Styx

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Filmed on November 9th, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN, this stunning show captures Styx performing their classic multi-platinum seventies albums “The Grand Illusion” and “Pieces Of Eight” live in their entirety for the first time. These iconic albums established Styx as a globally successful rock band and defined the AOR genre for a generation of Americans. These new live performances perfectly portray the power, songwriting skill and musical virtuosity that are synonymous with Styx throughout their career and with these groundbreaking albums in particular.

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What I’ve Learned From Eight Years Of Blended Family Life

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we’ll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life!

Melissa Marks, the host of the Blended Family Podcast, is on a mission to let parents know that the problems they face in stepfamilies are totally normal. From feeling left out as as stepparent on Father’s or Mother’s Day to establishing house rules, Marks tackles it all in a no-nonsense way.

“The challenges we discuss on the podcast every week are things we’re all familiar with,” she told The Huffington Post. “I want to reach out to and help as many people as I can.”

Below, Melissa tells us what she’s learned from raising her own blended family over the last eight years.

Hi Melissa. Please introduce us to your family.
We have seven family members in total. There’s me, Shawn, grandma Candy who is 67 (she lives with us, too!) and the kids: Shawnie (16), Alicia (14), Madison (12) and Nikki (11).

We’ve been together for just over eight years and have lived together for six and a half of those years.

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What are some of the biggest hurdles you’ve overcome as a family?
There are lots of different challenges blended families face, including finances, disagreements with exes and trying to get children to get along. One of the biggest hurdles for us was just trying to get everyone on the same page. When children have two different households and two different sets of rules, it can be hard to set up a structure in your own home. The way we address it is that we try our hardest to be on the same page as our exes so the kids can’t manipulate the situation. We also try to create a home where all of our rules are standard so they know what to expect when they are all with us.

What’s the best thing about being part of a blended family?
The best thing about being part of a blended family is coming together and creating new exciting relationship dynamics. We can each introduce new thoughts, ideas and personality to one another’s children. We get to watch as the relationships between the children grow stronger. Being chosen by your partner as the special person that can help raise their kids after divorce is a wonderful gift.

What makes you proudest of your family?
What makes me proudest of my family is the love that we all have towards each other. Even when they argue, the children love as if they were biological siblings. They take care of each other and have formed bonds that will last a lifetime. It hasn’t always been an easy road but we worked hard to get to where we are at right now. We are proud to know we can overcome any hurdle.

What advice do you have for other blended families who feel like peace is out of reach?
My first piece of advice would be to relax and give it time. It takes years for a blended family to work out the kinks. That’s why I started the Blended Family Podcast, because I know firsthand how hard it is but I also know how rewarding it is in the long run. In my weekly show, I answer questions and give advice about all of the struggles and challenges blended families face. I always say: a peaceful family dynamic is attainable, all you need is love!

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That ‘Jane The Virgin’ Finale: Eight Ways It Was Awesome

Where to begin with the “Jane the Virgin” Season 1 finale? How about with a phrase frequently uttered by its narrator: “Let’s do this!”

Just over a year ago, members of the media began getting copies of the pilot for “Jane the Virgin.” By August, there was hardly a TV reporter or critic who didn’t have a mild or major crush on the show. It was so smart and precisely calibrated; it was bold and melodramatic at times, but it efficiently mixed heartfelt family drama into its telenovela constructs. The “Jane the Virgin” pilot was simply light-years better than most of the turgid, forced pilots the broadcast networks aired last year.

But did any critic really believe the show could sustain the impressive deftness of the pilot for an entire season? Asked to contemplate that possibility, critics tended to get worried expression on their faces. Of course, we wanted to bet on Jane Gloriana Villanueva and her family; we wanted to think it could be done. But TV is in the business of breaking hearts, and many a fine show has gone down in flames a few months, or sometimes just weeks, after a promising debut.

How awesome is it that “Jane the Virgin” rewarded our faith in it with an incredibly strong and entertaining first season. The finale energetically capped a series of season-long sagas that kept twisting and turning every week without generally losing their shape, and now that we know Jane, Rogelio, Xiomara, Alba, Michael, Rafael and even Petra better, nearly every moment of the finale landed with more force and every in-joke was that much more fun. Not only has a lot of old business been wrapped up, there will clearly be many soapy twists and tear-inducing moments when Jane, her little son Mateo and the rest of her clan return in the fall.

In the interest of keeping things as spry and sprightly as the addictive CW show, I’m going to skip right to a list of the best parts of the finale. Of course, if you wanted to get distracted by this feature on the show and by these interviews with cast members Gina Rodriguez, Ivonne Coll and Jaime Camil and with executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman, you are welcome to do so.

But without further ado, here are a few of my favorite elements of the fab Season 1 finale:

  1. The baby! The idea of Jane becoming a mother is so familiar by now that it had practically become mundane — except, as things transpired in the finale, it wasn’t! It was genuinely moving when Jane held her tiny son in her arms, and before that, the sight of the three Villanueva women together, with Xio cheering on Jane and repeating what Alba had told her during Jane’s birth, was just magic. There has been a lot of turmoil lately when it comes to the men in Jane’s life, but the show returned to its core strength in that scene: It focused on the three women of the family, whose love for each other and for the new member of the family could practically be felt in waves coming off the screen.
  2. The name! When Alba started crying at Jane naming the baby Mateo, well, forget it. If you didn’t at least get a lump in your throat, you’re a monster. And if there is a sweeter and more emotionally effective scene on TV this year, I will eat my hat and then cry a little more.
  3. The bus! Not a lot of TV shows feature multiple working-class characters, and shows that do tend to be serious, if not depressing or downbeat. One of the best aspects of “Jane the Virgin” is that it takes the Villanueva’s budget and bills seriously, but it never assumes that the characters are downtrodden or unhappy about their lives — quite the opposite, in fact. The show celebrates their hard work and aspirations while not getting too sentimental about what it’s like to have to think hard about where each dollar will go. In any event, the whole bus trip was delightful and hilarious, and it was typical of the way the show celebrates the way hard-working people look out for each other. The wild bus trip was also one of many callbacks to the pilot, which also showed Jane taking public transportation and being addressed by a talking Rogelio poster. In the finale, though, even the crosstalk by the bus passengers was a hoot (“Is there a doctor on board?” “I’m a vet.”)
  4. The narrator! The Latin Lover Narrator has been a delight from the start, but his presence has only become more enjoyable over time. The finale gave his lively personality even more room to shine (“Zoinks!”), as he alternated between narration modes, one minute cheering on Jane, the next minute commenting on the action and in other scenes, reminding us of various shenanigans that transpired during an eventful Season 1. I’ll miss the show during the summer, but I may miss the warm voice of the narrator (Anthony Mendez) most of all.
  5. Rogelio! “Jane the Virgin” is a busy show with lots of plots to keep spinning, which sometimes cuts into Rogelio’s screen time, and I’m sure he would agree that that is a tragedy. Every moment of Jaime Camil’s screen time in the pilot was gold, from his petulant conversation with Xio in Vegas to his clear desire to hashtag the birth of his grandson (#TeamMatelio).
  6. A surprise Vegas wedding! Ro and Xio are married! Zoinks!
  7. So many little things. Even as the show pulled off big moves— Mateo was abducted! Sin Rostro is back! Michael’s spy-worthy stratagems! — it had fun with the smaller moments and less showy scenes. Michael and Rafael fighting over Jane and her giving them expert side-eye was great, as was our introduction to Rogelio’s wake-up song (“It’s another beautiful day to be Rogelio!”). Not only was the finale expertly constructed, it was just zippy and moved fast, but it didn’t rush past any of the emotional moments, all of which were very effective. It’s killing me that we have to wait until the fall for more “Jane the Virgin” goodness.
  8. The stats! OK, this is cheating a little bit, given that this factoid relates to Season 1 as a whole, not just the finale. But this information is worth pointing out. During its first season, “Jane the Virgin” employed 15 directors. Nine of them were women, and four of them were women of color. And, as it happened, during its first season, the show received the CW’s first-ever Golden Globe, its first-ever Peabody Award and lots of other attention and acclaim. Well, how about that?

Ryan McGee and I will discuss the “Jane the Virgin” finale, as well as the most recent episode of “Mad Men,” in a Talking TV podcast that will be posted Tuesday evening.

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