'Jane by Design: Volume One'
(Erica Dasher, Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis, David Clayton Rogers, et al / 2-Disc / NR / 2012 / ABC Studios)
Overview: For anyone who's ever had a passion for fashion, ABC Family's Jane By Design is tailor-made fun! Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) is leading the ultimate double life. Jane, a regular high school student, applies for a coveted internship at fashion house, Donovan Decker. Through a case of mistaken identity, Jane lands a job as the assistant to Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell), a high-powered executive. Only her best friend Billy (Nick Roux) knows the truth about Jane's two lives.
DVD Verdict: 'Jane by Design' is a fantastic show! If you're like me, and you watch other ABC Family series, this one is different than all of the others! Jane Quimby, a high schooler, works at a fashion internship and along the way has to stay in high school, and live with her adorable older brother Ben.
Ben works at the school where Jane and her best friend Billy Nutter go. (Billy is so hot, by the way ladies!) This show is quirky, different, and funny! All of the characters really mesh well together and every week when I watch it, I laugh, smile, and love to see what's going to happen next!
Also, the plot lines are not contrived or cliché. Instead, most plots center around Jane at school, Jane at work in the fantasy world of fashion, and Jane's relationships with her friends and co-workers. This show is obviously very fashion related, so any fashionistas will enjoy its numerous references to the industry and cameo appearances by designers (like Betsey Johnson.)
There are a lot of unique relationships also. This isn't just your typical ABC teen show drama. Instead of constant breakups and such, Jane by Design presents Jane and Billy as incredibly close but (as yet) platonic best friends. Billy's devotion to Jane is something quite unusual and their relationship is one not really seen before.
Thus, I would recommend this show to anyone interested because not only are the characters cute and funny, but the show is great and different than what other shows are like nowadays! These are all Widescreen Presentations (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.