Parents' Guide to

Still Star-Crossed

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sudsy drama takes up where "Romeo and Juliet" leaves off.

TV ABC Drama 2017
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Still StarCrossed Fan

This show tells the continuing tale of Romeo and Juliet! This is very educational for the kids to know about the families. Both families have a plague over the houses. Remember when Romeo hurt himself, so did Juliet and the take ended. This show give us the insight of how the plague can be condemned. However, we will not ever know due to ABC pulling the show from under us and not giving everyone a chance to watch it due to most be at work and some go to sleep at the time. The hours were late but yet ABC would keep other shows on the air that is ridiculous and does not make any sense at all.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

With rich source material, a crush-worthy cast, and absolutely beautiful costumes and settings, you'd expect this soapy nighttime drama to be a little more fun. Alas, though continuing the adventures of Shakespeare's best-known (and probably best-loved) drama is an interesting notion, this show takes itself just a little too seriously to be the fizzy fun fans have come to expect from a Shondaland production. It sure looks good, though: There are horses, there are castles, there are laced-up bodices, prince's balls, clanging sword fights, potions, and secret passageways.

Unfortunately, there's also leaden dialogue and predictable plot twists. Rosaline and Benvolio have a "meet aggressive," so of course they're perfect for each other and will soon be sharing stolen kisses behind satin draperies. Lord and Lady Capulet telegraph rich arrogance and the Montagues humble righteousness, so soon the former will get their comeuppance, while the latter will get their due. Ho hum, blah blah blah, there's just no spark in anything, nothing that makes the viewer go "ooh!" or "Oh no, she didn't!" Like so many Shakespeare high school plays, it all winds up being something you think you should watch, and want to enjoy -- but might not.

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