Plain Jane essentially observes Jane Austen living in Parkdale, 2018.
And just to be clear, our Jane, Jane Spencer that is, has chosen to emulate the famous author because she yearns for a life of decorum and manners, where people think before they speak, and chivalry is not a thing of the past.
Think Frasier meets The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. A half hour, single cam comedy, Jane’s elevated speech is reminiscent of Frasier, and her ‘fish out of water’ experience is reminiscent of Kimmy living in New York. Jane believes that her way is the best way, even when she is constantly mucking up her good intentions and falling short in her scheming to make the world a better place. Over and over again, Jane will be humbled by the reminder that one cannot impose one’s own belief system on another person, and will learn what it is to love without judgement.
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