A period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake... See full summary »

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When Rosaline returns to Verona and tries to prove Benvolio innocence, Paris decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lady Capulets relationship with Paris comes to a head...


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 Lord Damiano Montague (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Benvolio Montague (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Count Paris (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Friar Lawrence (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Rosaline Capulet (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Livia Capulet (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Princess Isabella (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Lady Guiliana Capulet (7 episodes, 2017)
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 The Nurse (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Lord Silvestro Capulet (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Escalus (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Squire Matteo / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Carolina (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Pagolo Abbatelli (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Mauricio (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Pietro (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Archbishop (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Tessa Montague (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Juliet Capulet (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Stella (3 episodes, 2017)
Llew Davies ...
 Truccio (3 episodes, 2017)
Jimmy Castro ...
 Royal Guard / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Cosimo (3 episodes, 2017)
Joshua Mills ...
 Brusque Guard (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Aldo Lazzara (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Helena (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Abbot Kinnissimo / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Ambassador Donato (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Ambassador Gonzaga (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Capulet Peasant (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Little Female / ... (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Royal Guard (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Crossing Guard (2 episodes, 2017)
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A period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub.

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Shakespeare in Shondaland :)
31 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's interesting how certain reviewers (is it even released in Luxembourg yet?) are reacting negatively to the casting. It's a TV show based on a YA novel that used secondary characters from a play where all female roles were played by men. Mind you, Shakespeare borrowed heavily from other sources ("The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet" and "Palace of Pleasure"), rewrote and adapted other writers' concepts, and his history plays are straight up Tudor propaganda. Oh, not to mention all of the in jokes and innuendos throughout his plays. I bet he'd be tickled that his play spurned a new tale AND TV show.

All that to say that I enjoyed the episode. While fast paced, it did do the job of establishing the conflict, introducing the players, and teasing just enough to whet your appetite.

I think the casting is phenomenal. So many talented English, Australian, and American actors. While the writing was clunky in bits, I do believe the actors elevated the material, which usually doesn't happen. The costuming is exquisite and so vibrant. I appreciate the attention to detail (although some costumes are a bit out of time, it's not too distracting, especially when so many get it right).

But truthfully, the star of the show is Salamanca (standing in for Verona). For a show set in one city, the fact it's filmed on location gives the scenes so much more power, authenticity, and depth that a sound stage would remove. You feel as if you're there with them walking the streets of this beautiful city.

I'm pleasantly intrigued by what is to come, and if the preview is any hint, it'll be explosive!


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