It is sad when you see a good show underestimated. This is a good show underestimated.
I wasn't very excited to watch a show about Romeo and Juliet because I'm not too much into romance and drama. The romance on this show was not the dominant hero. It went side by side with a much greater cause.
First, as a person who studied English literature in college, this was a big treat. Imagine having a mash-up of Shakespeare's characters in one place. This is Romeo x Juliet. We even have Shakespeare himself.
The creation of Neo Verona gave the story a new depth and flavor. The conflict is
not about merely a teenage couple but it the struggle of a nation. The topic of the star-crossed lovers is accentuated. It does not follow the original plot per se so it leaves you wondering what will happen next. It is also fun to try and recognise which character if from which other play by Shakespeare. It is a choice of stereotypes.
One more personal bonus for me was the first ending song. It's so beautiful and sad despite the upbeat music. It has a sense of nostalgia and something in it just tears my heart.