Star-Crossed : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 17, 2014
Metascore
50

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: 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: Carrie Raisler
    Feb 17, 2014
    75
    The politics are surprisingly complex ... That’s a lot of heavy lifting for a fluffy teen sci-fi romance, but so far the show acquits itself well, sticking the landing with its romantic moments and politically minded scenes in equal measure.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeanne Jakle
    Feb 18, 2014
    70
    I actually could imagine checking out more. Here's why: It's message. Set in a Louisiana high school in the near future, Star-Crossed may be a sci-fi tale, but it really is about something viewers of all ages and tastes can relate to: discrimination.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Feb 12, 2014
    67
    [An] efficient tale of humanoid alien teens being integrated into a high school.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Feb 7, 2014
    63
    All in all, Star-Crossed tries hard to differentiate itself, at least in its plotline, from its network stablemates. And in the CW’s world of homogenized TV, that’s enough of a reason to applaud the effort.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  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.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 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 romanceA 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. Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2014
    10
    So excited for this show! Aimee Teegarden from Friday Night Lights, Matt Lanter from 90210, Malese Jow from Vampire Diaries, Grey Damon fromSo 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 »