Watch Jane By Design
- 1 Season
Jane by Design is a television coming-of-age drama/comedy about the complicated life of high school student Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher). Jane struggles to juggle school work and teen life with a secret job as assistant to high fashion diva Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell). In the pilot episode, Jane falls into her high profile job by accident. When Jane applies for an internship position, Gray mistakes her for an adult applicant and hires her as executive assistant, assuming Jane will be as quickly fired as previous assistants. Week by week, Jane proves to be resourceful and valuable even for demanding Gray. With the help of her high-spirited best friend Billy Nutter (Nick Roux), Jane copes with grace and style with high school, friendships, romances, fractured family and work, despite many close scrapes. Jane's mother pursues her own life elsewhere for the most part, leaving Jane and her older brother Ben (David Clayton Rogers) to fend for themselves, making Jane's salary vital to their financial well-being. Over time, Jane begins to develop a true talent for the world of fashion. The cast of characters in Jane by Design is likeable and believable, spiced with a complicated villain or two such as devious corporate climber India Jordain (India de Beaufort). The actors deliver their dialogue fluidly, with good dramatic and comic timing. The over-arching plot draws viewers into Jane's world episode by episode. Jane by Design is a visual feast of fashionable clothing, showcasing haute couture as well as fashions that wouldn't seem out of place if worn by real-life teens. The contemporary background music is upbeat, with a theme song that sums up the show with the line "Life is a work of art."