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Roswell: Season 1 (1999-2000)




Critic Consensus: Surprisingly smart and just the right amount of weird, Roswell has a strong sense of self that sets it apart in a crowded genre.


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Aliens lived secretly among humans in this sci-fi and soap hybrid set in Roswell, N.M. (the site of a fabled 1947 UFO sighting). The drama focused on three teen aliens who quietly resided in the area. Their secret was jeopardized when Max used his powers to save the life of Liz, a girl he had secretly admired for years. That led Liz to discover the truth about him, his sister Isabel and their friend Michael, endangering all of their lives. Based on books by Melinda Metz.


Brendan Fehr
as Michael
William Sadler
as Sheriff Valenti
Julie Benz
as Topolsky
David Conrad
as Agent Pierce
Steve Hytner
as Milton Ross
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Diane Evans
Diane Farr
as Amy Deluca
James O'Shea
as Doug Shellow
John Doe
as Jeff Parker
Tom Bower
as Hubble
Daniel Hagen
as Mr. Sommers
Garrett M. Brown
as Philip Evans
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Critic Reviews for Roswell: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (15)

The good-looking cast and goofy sci-fi premise make this adventure bearable.

March 30, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Makes excellent use of the one true thing everybody feels in high school: I'm different from everyone else. Only these kids really are.

March 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Mercifully, WB's Roswell plays like no other high school show. In this charming sci-fi love story, there's considerably more at stake than who's popular.

April 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Roswell" makes aliens proud of their heritage.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A deft blend of drama, humor and suspense.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"Roswell" works so nicely because it has such a strong sense of place and perspective.

November 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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