Last Rewatch: 16/06/2018 - 27/08/2018

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This is the background behind the WB series "Roswell". Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they 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 develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between...

Roswell, developed, produced and co-written by Jason Katims, first aired on The WB channel October 6, 1999. The third and last season first aired on the UPN channel. The final episode aired on May 14, 2002. The show is based on the Roswell High young adult book series, written by Melinda Metz and edited by Laura J. Burns, who both became staff writers for the television series.


When the show premiered it generally got favorable reviews and quickly gained an outspoken fanbase. The show was in trouble in it's first season with the ratings. In season one it were mostly relationship-driven stand-alone episodes. Season 2 went into a slightly different direction, still relationship issues but now also more SCI-FI elements were introduced and also multi-episode story-acrs instead of more standalone episodes. Ronald D. Moore, who previously worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, came in to help develop the SCI-FI elements.


Not that all fans wanted this change. At the end of the second season The CW wasn't impressed with the ratings and decided to cancel Roswell after it's second season on May 15, 2001. 20th Centrury Fox was able to persuade UPN to pick it up for a third season as a package deal when UPN had outbid The CW on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Roswell aired directly after Buffy in the 2001-2002 season but Roswell could not held on to the Buffy viewers. UPN therefore cancelled Roswell after it's third season. (wiki mixed with my own writings)


I really like Roswell, watched approximately 5 times now. Young adults not always peak my interest but these young people did a fine job, I wasn't annoyed with any of them, which, with lots of other young adult shows, is hard not to be annoyed! It really was a great cast, would have liked that the reboot would have involved these actors but unfortunately that did not happen. I haven't watched the reboot yet and I have to say that I am not interested in watching the reboot so I cannot and will not give any judgement about the new show. Last rewatch was in 2018 so I think I will wait a few more years before I take out these DVD's again. 


Plot (IMDB): Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some 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.

Roswell - Season 1 Trailer - Season 1 2 & 3 Intros

Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Pilot
  2. The Morning After
  3. Monsters
  4. Leaving Normal
  5. Missing
  6. 285 South
  7. River Dog
  8. Blood Brother
  9. Heat Wave
  10. The Balance
  11. Toy House
  12. Into the Woods
  13. The Convention
  14. Blind Date
  15. Independence Day
  16. Sexual Healing
  17. Crazy
  18. Tess, Lies and Videotape
  19. Four Square
  20. Max to the Max
  21. The White Room
  22. Destiny

Season 2:

  1. Skin and Bones
  2. Ask Not
  3. Surprise
  4. Summer of '47
  5. The End of the World
  6. Harvest
  7. Wipeout!
  8. Meet the Dupes
  9. Max in the City
  10. A Roswell Christmas Carol
  11. To Serve and Protect
  12. We Are Family
  13. Disturbing Behavior
  14. How the Other Half Lives
  15. Viva Las Vegas
  16. Heart of Mine
  17. Cry Your Name
  18. It's Too Late and It's Too Bad
  19. Baby, It's You
  20. Off the Menu
  21. The Departure

Season 3:

  1. Busted
  2. Michael, The Guys and The Great Snapple Caper
  3. Significant Others
  4. Secrets and Lies
  5. Control
  6. To Have and To Hold
  7. Interruptus
  8. Behind the Music
  9. Samuel Rising
  10. A Tale of Two Parties
  11. I Married an Alien
  12. Ch-Ch-Changes
  13. Panacea
  14. Chant Down Babylon
  15. Who Died and Made You King?
  16. Crash
  17. Four Aliens and a Baby
  18. Graduation

Roswell on DVD


Liz Parker

Max Evans

Isabel Evans

Michael Guerin

Maria DeLuca

Jim Valenti

Tess Harding

Kyle Valanti

Alex Whitman

Jesse Ramirex

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