Roswell Reviews & Ratings

Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are four who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series "Roswell". Max Evans, Isabel Evans, Michael Guerin and Tess Harding are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here as replacements for the royalty of an alien race. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, the "royal four" will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then developed between Max and Liz. It was later mirrored by a relationship between Liz's best friend Maria Deluca and Michael. Central to the first season were the relationships between the hybrids and their human companions. That focus shifted during the drama's second season, making "Roswell" a science-fiction show built on the relationships between humans and aliens.
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Jan 10, 2015 7:21PM EST
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Because it's a pretty old show, I feel it had that classic feel to it which made me attached to it from the start. I finished all 3 seasons in 3 days. I'd say it's a pretty good show, unfortunately it ended in such a bad way with kind of a huge cliffhanger and no real closure, but its definitely worth the watch!

Because it's a pretty old show, I feel it had that classic feel to it which made me attached to it from the start. I finished all 3 seasons in 3 days. I'd say it's a pretty good show, unfortunately it ended in such a bad way with kind of a huge cliffhanger and no real closure, but its definitely worth the watch!

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Oct 9, 2014 3:11PM EDT
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Most exciting to watch

Most exciting to watch

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by Koennen
Aug 17, 2015 8:59PM EDT
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As I teenager I was obsessed with this show. If you like Aliens and don't mind brooding teenagers or maybe you still are one and understand what I'm trying to say then this show is for you. :)

As I teenager I was obsessed with this show. If you like Aliens and don't mind brooding teenagers or maybe you still are one and understand what I'm trying to say then this show is for you. :)

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Jan 22, 2015 10:06PM EST
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Awesome show that ended to soon and could use a movie to give us closure and see what has been up since they left Roswell!!!!!

Awesome show that ended to soon and could use a movie to give us closure and see what has been up since they left Roswell!!!!!

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Oct 13, 2014 9:12AM EDT
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Roswell is one of my favorite series. The lovestory of Max and Liz was compelling, the relationship between Maria and Michael funny. The whole Science-Fiction-Genre was totally new to me back then, but Roswell was not too heavy on that note. So I guess if you're not into Sci-Fi you could still enjoy this show.

Roswell is one of my favorite series. The lovestory of Max and Liz was compelling, the relationship between Maria and Michael funny. The whole Science-Fiction-Genre was totally new to me back then, but Roswell was not too heavy on that note. So I guess if you're not into Sci-Fi you could still enjoy this show.

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Sep 16, 2017 11:27PM EDT
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average beginning then mixing anything about alien

average beginning then mixing anything about alien

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Jul 13, 2017 5:37PM EDT
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Watched Roswell until about half way through season 2 and lost interest. It had great potential with the sci-fi storyline which is more unique than most sci-fi storylines but it was pretty much ruined with the bad storytelling of the relationships (the relationships themselves weren't bad, they just jumped from one thing to another all the time and it never made any sense).

Watched Roswell until about half way through season 2 and lost interest. It had great potential with the sci-fi storyline which is more unique than most sci-fi storylines but it was pretty much ruined with the bad storytelling of the relationships (the relationships themselves weren't bad, they just jumped from one thing to another all the time and it never made any sense).

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Nov 11, 2016 1:39AM EST
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Believe it or don't better than Smallville.

Believe it or don't better than Smallville.

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Apr 9, 2016 4:21PM EDT
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I watched this show because I felt it was my nerdy obligation to do so. I continued to watch it because it is produced by Jonathan Frakes and because of the abundance of familiar names (Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby, Brendan Fehr, Nick Wechsler, William Sadler, Emilie de Ravin) and a new name I should have known (Colin Hanks). But in all honesty, I didn't really like this show very much. It had its good parts, but for the most part it was a show about unbelievable aliens with ridiculous powers that ended up being extremely over-dramatic most of the time.

I watched this show because I felt it was my nerdy obligation to do so. I continued to watch it because it is produced by Jonathan Frakes and because of the abundance of familiar names (Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby, Brendan Fehr, Nick Wechsler, William Sadler, Emilie de Ravin) and a new name I should have known (Colin Hanks). But in all honesty, I didn't really like this show very much. It had its good parts, but for the most part it was a show about unbelievable aliens with ridiculous powers that ended up being extremely over-dramatic most of the time.

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Oct 30, 2015 1:29PM EDT
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really good show

really good show