Diop’s Starfire (aka Koriand’r) is an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.
Sorry guys, I’ve just seen the ratings of the last episode of Still Star Crossed and I am very angry :
0.3 (-40%)/ 1.61 M (-18%).
Bitch ! I know the promo was non-existent and that some (racist) journalists brought the show down. I know May is a bad month to launch new series. I know ABC posponed the broadcast of the third episode because of sport which is a very bad way to boost a new TV program with no promotion !
But don’t tell me there are only 1.61 M black women in the United States to support Still Star Crossed !
Even in some famous black forum, I notice no support contrary to programs like Scandal, HTGAWM, Insecure, Empire or even Basketball Wives.
And don’t tell me Empire and Basketball Wives are better written than Still Star Crossed please !
For once there are dark skinned women in the forefront, with beautiful dresses, multiple fan-fiction friendly tropes and a lot of good actors, where is the support of the community or even people who loves good narrative?
So much people were pleasantly surprised in watching the show because of all the bad things they heard but clearly, is not enough to reverse things.
Next time people complain about colorism at Hollywood, I will remember the lack of support for Still Star Crossed.
For those who support SSC since the beginning, I think you can forget a second season.
Now, the only thing we can hope is that ABC shows the 7 episodes until the end and that Still Star Crossed may become a cult TV serie that we will never forget, like My-So-Called-Life, Firefly or Freeks and Geeks (only 1 season) with beautiful comments, analyze on our blogs and fun gifs.