Star-Crossed

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TV -

THE show ac­tu­ally isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. OK, so the premise isn’t ex­actly orig­i­nal - alien boy falls in love with hu­man girl and they nav­i­gate through this weird world where man and alien are learn­ing to co-ex­ist – but there’s a bal­anced mix of sci-fi ac­tion and ro­mance.

The sci-fi bit is pretty ex­ten­sive and hon­estly, quite in­trigu­ing. View­ers get to know what Atri­ans (the alien race) are like (ap­par­ently they’re al­legic to caf­feine) and what they can do (some have heal­ing pow­ers).

The chem­istry be­tween the leading cou­ple Ro­man (Matt Lan­ter) and Emery (Aimee Tee­gar­den) is pal­pa­ble, enough to war­rant fans to coin the term “Romery” be­sides cre­at­ing tons of fan-made videos on YouTube set to sickly-sweet love bal­lads.

Above all, it’s in­ter­est­ing to see what the world would be like if aliens and hu­mans do ex­ist to­gether.

Star-Crossed didn’t get re­newed for a sec­ond sea­son, un­for­tu­nately liv­ing up to its name. – Kenneth Chaw

Star-Crossed airs ev­ery Tues­day at 9.55pm on RTL CBS En­ter­tain­ment HD (Hyp­pTV Ch 616).

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