- Starring: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl
Roswell is about teenage alien/human hybrids living in Roswell, New Mexico who attempted to survive as humans and hide their alien sides, while trying to learn more about their alien powers, as well as figuring out how to get home. Roswell intertwined romance and science fiction that always kept you guessing. BOOK SERIES:
The television show was based on the "Roswell High" series of books written by Melinda Metz. The books now carry on with stories after the TV series ended.
The theme song was Here With Me, performed by Dido.
The series was filmed on location in West Covina, California, USA. Fans purchased the original location of the "Crashdown Cafe" and converted it into a real restaurant, later named "Citrus Grill".
The series first aired on the WB and then was moved to UPN for its final season. … Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 6, 1999
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Under the guise of fantasy, Roswell manages to be insightful, profound, romantic, eerie, mysterious and funny. It artfully uses the alien characters as engaging stand-ins for countless teenagers who, rebelling against pressures to conform, feel like beings from another planet. [6 Oct 1999, p.1E]
Sweet and intelligent...A genre-bender if ever there was one, Roswell takes the "Romeo and Juliet" love story, dresses it in "Rebel Without a Cause" Americana, and then gives the whole thing an "X-Files" twist. The show is a long, long way from "My Favorite Martian" and "Mork & Mindy." [6 Oct 1999, p.E1]
Like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which also has mined adolescent alienation for ratings gold, Roswell promises to be wise, witty and watchable beyond its ostensible years. [6 Oct 1999, p.91]
With wit and intelligence, they transform what might have been little more than high concept hokum into a clever, evocative mix of sci-fi, suspense and raging teenybopera hormones. [6 Oct 1999, p.1E]
In an ideal world, Katims and Nutter would have taken the best elements from their previous series: the keen insight into teen behavior of "My So-Called Life" and the inventive storytelling of "The X-Files." Unfortunately, Roswell gets it backwards, using both the self-importance of the former and the paper-thin characterization of the latter. [6 Oct 1999, p.73]
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
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