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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 17, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ten years ago, a spaceship crashed just outside of Baton Rouge and the surviving aliens called Atrians are now being integrated into Earth society including seven Atrians into Marshall High School. 16-year-old Emery "Em" Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden) is drawn to the Atrian Roman (Matt Lanter), much to the dismay of their families and friends. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 13, 2014
    80
    Some of Star-Crossed falls into the CW’s well-trod comfort zone: young-adult romantic drama with a sci-fi twist. It shows extra ambition, though, by putting its outsiders so constantly and viscerally close to those who suspect and fear them. Add forbidden love, which can never escape the shadow of potential doom, and Star-Crossed could become both provocative and entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Feb 17, 2014
    75
    Turgid dialogue obscures intriguing ideas, amid uneven echoes of civil rights and supremacist crusades.
  3. Reviewed by: Laurel Brown
    Feb 17, 2014
    70
    Teen romance does play a major role in [Star-Crossed]... but there's a serious story of prejudice hiding underneath. That serious side--a look into the good and bad of humanity when faced with the "other"--is as compelling as it gets.
  4. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Feb 17, 2014
    50
    The tone is mostly dreary and the plot with few exceptions goes precisely where you expect.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 18, 2014
    40
    With a premise that's at least 20 years past its "fresh until" date, the issues in Star-Crossed get handled with mostly predictable, rote exploration to the point that one has to wonder, does this show matter? Probably not.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 17, 2014
    40
    The show, which goes, in its small parts and large arcs, where so many have gone before, is easy to mock. Yet within its bounds and even its baldly obvious analogies and soft political points, it is effective enough.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 11, 2014
    25
    The dialogue is so awful, it probably doesn't matter that most of the performances are inauthentic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    10
    A fresh new series that really keeps you wanting more! It really makes you ask yourself how will humans react if they came across alien life. I highly recommend it! Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    If you remember Roswell, and remember loving it, Star-Crossed is for you. All the complexity of alien/human interaction and mutual discovery, with more politic and social commentary (as the aliens are not secret, but kept in the Sector, which is basically a glorified concentration camp). Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    10
    A modern take on Romeo and Juliet. Also a great way to explore prejudice. This show has much more potential than just another teen romance show. Oh, it will probably be that, but it's got so much more going for it. It's definitely not a remake of Roswell. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2014
    9
    I just started watching Star Crossed last week and liked it so much I went back and watched all the other episodes that I missed. I wish Star Crossed was promoted better. They barely promoted it, and when they did, it was mostly shown as a typical teenaged love story. But there’s so much more going on, double agents, traitors, political issues, etc. I love the sci-fi aspect of it among other things. I hope the show gets renewed. It reminds me of Dark Angel with Jessica Alba from back in the day which unfortunately got cancelled after being moved to the dreaded Fri night time slot. Star Crossed also has good music. I discovered some new bands and music because of the show. It’s not all teeny-bopper stuff. Wish more people would give it a chance. Poor promoting does not help. The show is good and still has lots of potential so I hope it does not get cancelled. Expand
  5. Apr 12, 2014
    9
    This Show Gives Us A New Perspective About Human - Alien Interaction. If This Series Is To Be Played With A Big Budget, I This This Would Be The Best Series. This Idea Is Fresh. Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2014
    8
    A brand new series with a bright interesting take on alien life. Teen angst mixed in with serious mature themes might make this interesting for more then the 12 to 17 age group. I watched with my 2 grand daughters and we all enjoyed the first 2 episodes. The premise of aliens adapting to life with humans, mixed with muderous plots may make for a few more episodes to see if the show becomes ludicrous, or continues to make good sense.so far, so good. Expand
  7. Zic
    Feb 17, 2014
    0
    So 1st contact, dont land in USA (they shoot first and ask questions later, maybe). Lots of hatred between 2 races in this series, but no explanation why. Expand

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