Oh, Star-Crossed. Didn’t we almost have it all? OK, maybe not, but I was almost a passionate viewer, so didn’t we almost have something at all?
From the moment I watched the Star-Crossed pilot, I was semi-hooked on the show. I thought the premise was interesting, and I loved the Fault in Our Stars-meets-Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century vibe. I felt it was one of those shows that you just had to accept, and then from there, it would be smooth sailing.
But sadly, nothing ever blossomed from that foundation. I watched the show week after week but found myself struggling to really get invested in the characters. Did I want Roman and Emery together? Sure. Did I care about anything Drake was doing? Not really. Everything that was clearly supposed to serve as a big dramatic element just fell flat. There were explosions that made me shrug, secrets that made me yawn, and then there was Zoe, television’s worst villain.
That being said, there was something there that I enjoyed about the show. It just never got to the place where it felt like I couldn’t live without it, and that’s why I don’t think I’ll be missing it next year. In my opinion, Star-Crossed never found its footing and therefore, didn’t deserve a second season. (I’m sorry, Roman!)
What did you think?