Premise: Aliens land on earth, are quarantined; years later a handful of the young aliens are integrated into a human high school. Romance ensues.
Alyse Whitney — Must Watch
It’s about time that the supernatural genre moved from vampires and zombies to aliens. The core romance centers around an alien and a human, which, as a Roswellfan, worried me. But it ended up not only reeling me in for the romance (plus theentire cast being attractive and charming, in true CW fashion), but because itmanaged to have a lot of heart and not be too cliche — though I did feel like the pilot was very Mean Girls.
Crystal Bell — Much Watch
Star-Crossed is perhaps the most CW-type show the network has ever created — and that’s what makes it so amazing. If you’re a CW fan-girl like myself, then you’re going to love Star-Crossed. Think Roswell mixed with Smallville with a dash of The Vampire Diaries (in the form of a love triangle, obviously), and a pinch of Beauty and the Beast. It’s the perfect CW formula! But what could have easily been a bland love story between an alien boy and a human girl was brought to life by the charisma of its leading man, Matt Lanter, who now rivals Joseph Morgan as my No. 1 CW Hunk. He’s charming, funny, and looks good shirtless. Plus, his chemistry with Aimee Teegarden is undeniable. Sign me up! Star-Crossed, you’ve officially stolen my heart.
Rebecca Martin — Must Watch
As someone who tends to steer away from love story-centric shows, I expected to hate Star-Crossed. The fact that I walked away from this pilot wanting more speaks to the power of its irresistibly charming cast. Plus, while love is in the air, the political tension that serves as a backdrop for the series also provides lots of intriguing possibilities. I want to know more.Star-Crossed premieres in the midseason.