The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Liz Parker / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Max Evans / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Isabel Evans / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Maria DeLuca / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Michael Guerin / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Kyle Valenti / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Sheriff Jim Valenti / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Alex Whitman / ... (44 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Tess Harding / ... (28 episodes, 2000-2002)


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. 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... Written by Ernest Kung <>

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In the third season episode "Secrets and Lies," after doing terribly on an audition for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Max's agent tells him that "There's still 'Buffy'," a reference to Jason Behr's guest appearance as Ford in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Also, Julie Benz, Who plays Agent Kathleen Tapolsky, played Darla on Buffy and Keith Szarabajka, who played Dan Lubetkin in "To Serve and Protect" and "We are Family" went on to play Daniel Holtz in eleven episodes of _"Angel" (1999)_ (gv). See more »


Max and Isabel's Jeep is an automatic (they often drive away with both hands on the steering wheel), but the audio makes the Jeep sound like a standard stick. See more »


Max: If I can have everyone's attention, please. I'm Max Evans, the bestman. Isabel and I, uh, well, I'm sure you all know the story, how they found us. Little kids wandering around in the desert. No one knew where we came from, or where we belonged. We didn't know anything either, who are parents were, how we got there. All we had was each other. Two people took us in, gave us names, made us part of their family, something I'll always - will always - be grateful for. Growing up I was always - I ...
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the third season opening credits, while most of the actors' names appear normally, those of the three playing the aliens (Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr) appear first in alien script, then morph into English, representing their rebirth from a previous alien life on Earth. See more »


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Written by David Gray (uncredited) and Craig McClune (uncredited)
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Roswell is - love in midst of mystery, trust in midst of fear and belief in midst of heresy.
28 November 2001 | by (South-East Asia) – See all my reviews

Roswell- mystery, enigma. There is some thing in Roswell that I can't put my finger on. And it is this that makes Roswell so very special. And suddenly - I believe in aliens. Whenever I see any of the episodes I feel as if everything is happening around me, as if I am one with the show. The characters of Roswell would stand out among a million others. Max, Michael, Isabelle, Liz and Maria - bonded by a secret. Max - so calm, so composed. Liz - unsure, disturbed yet optimistic. Michael- wild, impulsive. Isabel- though haughty yet with a faint touch of meekness. Maria- unsteady, 'on the edge' but true. Liz and Max, when together, depict everything beautiful in this world. The chemistry between them is so wonderful that it could make anyone wish to fall in love (all over again). The words spoken between them make time stand still, and make me feel like I'm the only audience to the most beautiful thing of the world. They, like, share an unspoken promise that, no matter what, they'd forever stand by each other. This is what that makes their relationship so special. It is a special relationship between special people The rest of the cast too carve a niche for themselves and make themselves felt against so strong a principal cast. And just to think I never knew about a place called Roswell, somewhere far away, where a secret will forever lay buried.

P.S: At home, the first season of Roswell started this October (2001). And I am writing a review after having seen just six episodes.

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