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Review: 'Still Star-Crossed' Goes Beyond Romeo and Juliet - New York Times

“Forbear to judge based on only the premiere episode,” Shakespeare wrote, or might have, and thus we shall not be too harsh on “Still Star-Crossed,” which begins Monday night on ABC. It's a drama that takes up where “Romeo and Juliet” ended, more or ...and more »

Shonda evokes Shakespeare with 'Still Star-Crossed' - Los Angeles Times

Romantic tragedies abound Monday night on ABC when the “Romeo and Juliet” sequel “Still Star-Crossed” premieres directly after “The Bachelorette.” Adapted from a book of the same name by Melinda Taub, the Elizabethan period drama picks up where ...and more »

Still Star-Crossed: Season One - slantmagazine

Based on Melinda Taub's book of the same name, Still Star-Crossed drops viewers into the world of Romeo and Juliet right before things get tragic. Showrunner and frequent Shonda Rhimes collaborator Heather Mitchell crams plenty into the pilot of this ...and more »

Still Star-Crossed Series Premiere Review - The Young Folks

With so many different versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Still Star-Crossed isn't an exact rehash of the popular story and nor does it aim to be. Rather, it manages to give us the abridged version of Romeo and Juliet, but only so that ...and more »

Shonda Rhimes and Shakespeare? It's a no-brainer - Chicago Tribune

Both "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" have been known to take a Shakespearean turn or two. So it's fitting that the latest Shondaland drama takes place in fair Verona. "Still Star-Crossed," created by Heather Mitchell and produced by Shonda Rhimes, along ...and more »

Why The Diversity In Still Star-Crossed Is So Important - Refinery29

When I first tuned into Still Star-Crossed, which premiered last night on ABC, it felt strange. The Shakespearean drama continues the feud between the Montague and Capulet families — yes, the one that led to Romeo and Juliet's untimely deaths — in ...and more »

ABC's Still Star-Crossed is Shondaland on Shakespeare. It's beautiful, but empty. - Vox

For most of its first episode's hour-long running time, ABC's new drama Still Star-Crossed, the latest offering from Shonda Rhimes's ShondaLand production company, seems like an odd fit for Rhimes and her acolytes. (Rhimes is credited as a producer of ...and more »

Never was a story of more woe than this sequel to 'Romeo' - Boston Herald

FAMILY FEUD: Benvolio (Wade Briggs, above) and Rosaline (Lashana Lynch, right) are both tormented by family members. Placeholder image. STILL STAR-CROSSED - "In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene". Credit: Courtesy. STILL STAR-CROSSED - "In Fair ...and more »

The 'Still Star Crossed' Pilot Tells the Story after this Tragedy Ends - The Good Men Project (blog)

The story of Romeo and Juliet is quite famous. It has been retold in many films over the years. It is a tragic tale of two lovers who die far too soon. Yet there has never been a TV show about it before. Well ABC is looking to change that. Still Star ...and more »

ABC Review: “Still Star-Crossed” - LaughingPlace.com

In the fair city of Verona, two lovers died to make sure their love was eternal. However, what happened to the feuding Montague and Capulet families after Romeo and Juliet passed on? Well, Still Star-Crossed is here to break it down for us. Based on ...and more »