Monday, February 17, 2014

Star-Crossed : The Television Series?

I had no idea about this one. The CW Network has a new series "Star-Crossed" which looks to be a sci-fi spin on Shakespeare?

At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, The CW takes a new swing at the "Romeo and Juliet" idea with the sci-fi drama "Star-Crossed." Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights") and Matt Lanter ("90210") star as Emery and Roman, a human teen and an alien teen who share a childhood bond ... and perhaps more. When Emery was 6, an alien spaceship crash-landed in her small town. Not willing to assume that visitors from another world who suddenly show up are there to cure cancer and promote world peace, the indigenous human population battles the aliens, called Atrians.
It sounds, from the rest of the article, like only the lightest of connections. But, still.  Once upon a time this blog used to be about pointing to all kinds of different modern culture Shakespeare references, and if they're trying to get an R&J vibe for their new show, that certainly counts.

1 comment:

Elizabeth R said...

Well, if IMDB is to be believed, all the episode titles (except for the first episode) are lines from Romeo & Juliet:

I watched the first episode, wasn't really impressed. Will probably give it a couple more episodes to see if it catches me.