• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 17, 2014
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Feb 24, 2014
    Star-Crossed lacks humor, suspense or even heat.
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Feb 17, 2014
    There's a tentative blandness to 'Star-Crossed' that hindered my ability to care about any of its broadly sketched characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Feb 17, 2014
    Star Crossed, with its gloomy-doomy vibe, its comic-book appropriation of big themes and the way it makes an alien encampment look like St. Marks Place on Halloween, may have trouble reaching beyond the teenage demographic.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Feb 17, 2014
    As vapid as it is unoriginal, Star-Crossed is sadly typical of a network that continually underestimates its audience.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Feb 14, 2014
    The show makes little effort to create a sense of the potent clash--or erotic attraction--between cultures. [24 Feb 2014, p.38]
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 11, 2014
    The dialogue is so awful, it probably doesn't matter that most of the performances are inauthentic.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    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! Full Review »
  2. Feb 17, 2014
    So excited for this show! Aimee Teegarden from Friday Night Lights, Matt Lanter from 90210, Malese Jow from Vampire Diaries, Grey Damon from Nine Lives... oh man. I will be watching every episode! Full Review »
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    My review after two episodes: Its not bad and its not good either. I feels like the writers decided to throw "Twilight" (''We cant be together, I am a monster'' blabla) together with the 1960s athmosphere of segregation (Martin Luther Kings approach to equality vs Black Power approach vs whites only) and to make the story ''fresh'' (we are all a bit tired of Vampires, arent we?), they replaced the Vamps with Aliens. As simple as it sounds, it could be the base for a good show. Yet, the writers decided not to do anything further with it but build a cheesy and obvious love story on top of it. (Sometimes I really wonder where they get those writers from) What makes the Aliens so different from humans? At the moment all that is 'different' are Tattoos on their faces. They are all white and all attractive and are all fullfilling the stereotype of a typical westener. The fact that the little boy knew how to use a fork just fell right into the assumption that the alien race must have a western-like culture. There is lots of talk of "two worlds" and 'culture clashing', yet all they portray is one world, one culture. No explanation of why the two cultures are different and why they clash, and most importantly it is not explained why all the characters blindly hate on each other. Yet, the storyline has a fast pace and a couple of good twists, which distracts you from the lack of background information that would have given the show a lot more depth. Full Review »