Like the play the inspired its name, the CW's Star-Crossed features two young lovers who belong to groups — in this case, two species — that hate each other. Of course, in Romeo and Juliet, the Montagues and Capulets didn't force all their teens to go to the same high school together.
In this riduclous new scifi show, aliens called the Atrians — who have a penchant for tattoos, wifebeaters, and general douchiness — are kept in an internment camp until the humans decide to try to experiment to see if the two species can cohabitate by integrating Atrian teens into a nearby high school, since teenagers of both species are known for their level heads, open minds and cool, analytical reasoning. Shockingly, things don't appear to go well for every single student other than one human girl named Emery and one alien named Roman, who met when they were six and the aliens first arrived.
Perhaps if the Atrians didn't look like they came from The Planet of 2002 Justin Timberlakes, this show would be a tiny bit easier to swallow, but I'm not 100% confident it would be. We'll find out for sure when Star-Crossed debuts during the CW's fall mid-season.