The drama revolves around a wide range of interesting events. Events begin when the Roman and Sophia prepare for the funeral. Where Roman is surprised and suspicious when his uncle Kastar shows up in the sector and offers his family's help. It is the tenth anniversary of 'Arrival Day' and the city is preparing to commemorate the fallen soldiers. Sofia's desire to join the swim team raises some serious problems.
Drab and derivative, [it] weighs down its Romeo-and-Juliet story with trite allegory about peer prejudice and government oppression of the Atrian aliens, co-opting imagery of the civil-rights movement in the cheapest way imaginable.
It shows extra ambition by putting its outsiders so constantly and viscerally close to those who suspect and fear them. Add forbidden love, which can never escape the shadow of potential doom, and [it] could become both provocative and entertaining.
Star-Crossed is without question a cool concept. There's romance, testosterone overload (and whatever the Atrian hormone is), conflict, betrayal, family melodrama, red-plastic-cup parties, a little sci-fi.