Still Star-Crossed: Top or flop for the new series produced by Shonda Rhimes (Gray’s Anatomy, Scandal …)? Our verdict!
Last night ABC was broadcasting the pilot of the new series of Shondaland to which one already owes Gray’s Anatomy or Scandal. What is Still Star-Crossed worth? They tell you everything!
That’s it, the new series made in Shondaland landed on ABC and the pilot of Still Star-Crossed was broadcast last night on the American channel. We propose you our verdict of this period drama to pitch known and recognized all over the world and attention to the spoilers! The overall opinion after only one episode is rather mixed. This adaptation of Melinda Taub’s novel that tells us what happens after the tragic deaths of Shakespeare’s two most famous teenagers has potential and it will probably take several episodes to actually get an opinion . For now, the feeling that reigns is confusion and surely also a point of disappointment. The pilot gives the impression of taking place in accelerated in the first part in order to quickly arrive at the death of Romeo and Juliet that everyone expects. This leaves very little time to set the scene and introduce us to the many characters that all seem to have an important role.
Of course, it’s not like we do not know history, but we like to have the time to put names on all faces anyway, especially when the distinction between Capulet and Montaigu is so important. The second part of the episode lays the foundation for the rest of the season: Verona is in danger and while the Capulet and Montaigu settle their (numerous) accounts, the city is prey to any assailant from the Outside . The enlargement of the universe of the series is interesting although it will probably not be at the heart of the next episodes. This awareness on the part of the few characters who still have the distance pushes them to organize a marriage between Rosaline Capulet and Benvolio Montaigu to weld the two families. But since it is indeed a drama that one looks at, The flashbacks emphasize the love of Rosalind for Prince Escalus who ordered his marriage while we discover that Paris; Fiancé of Juliette, did not die after his confrontation with Romeo.
In short, the period drama bears its name well and announces quite a lot of tragedies between the two families. Yet despite the confusion, some elements were still very much appreciated, especially the sets and costumes. The staging is impressive and plunges us directly into the atmosphere, not to mention the different scenes of combat that proved rather realistic and well orchestrated . The various casting has proved its worth and it remains only to hope that the plot and the dialogues follow to keep an interesting rhythm without toppling in the predictable nonsense. While waiting to discover the next episodes of Still Star-Crossed, you were also told about the new series Marvel which could shade the series DC Comics !