Roswell (1999–2002)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Romance
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 18,484 users  
Reviews: 168 user | 20 critic

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 ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 2 more

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 Jun 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Roswell" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Roswell (1999–2002)

Roswell (1999–2002) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Roswell.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2002   2001   2000   1999  
1 win & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roswell FM (2014)
Comedy

The only normal guy at a paranormal talk radio station quits his dream profession and takes a higher paying, but soul crushing job, to pay for his oddball nephew's college tuition.

Director: Stephen Griffin
Stars: Jason London, Brendan Fehr, Brian Tee
Surface (2005–2006)
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.

Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins
The Pretender (1996–2000)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau
Roswell (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Martin Sheen, Dwight Yoakam
Dark Angel (2000–2002)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn
Dollhouse (2009–2010)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz
Angel (1999–2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
The 4400 (2004–2007)
Sci-Fi | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger
Smallville (2001–2011)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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 <elk@usc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's truth to every rumor.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roswell High  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Isabel: It is all about trust Max. God, do you really think that I would marry someone that I didn't even know? Someone who might be secretly working for the FBI or even
[gasps]
Isabel: an alien. Don't you think that I have walked through is dreams a few times? And that maybe I checked on his alien status A LONG TIME AGO. God, Max. The irony here is that I trusted you. I trusted you to stand up at my wedding with my whole family there. I trusted you to be there for me. And you weren't.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Plan B (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm like a bird
Performed by Nelly Furtado
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
One of the Best TV series, so buy it on DVD
23 June 2004 | by (upstate NY) – See all my reviews

This show was one of the best on television and always struggled to stay on the air and that is crazy although not surprising. Unique shows like this do not fair well on television. It lasted 3 seasons and this first season was one of the greatest first seasons that any show could ever produce. People might have been turned off by too much sci-fi or romance, but i thought they did a great job of balancing the two and it is a shame not enough people watched this show. The chemistry between Behr and Appleby and Fehr and Delfino was just great. They are all great actors. The romeo and juliet aspect of the show was very unique and rare for this age of TV. I first saw this show in 99 i was 17 and could relate to the characters very well, alien part aside. This show can be enjoyed by people of any age or gender. I highly recommend buying this show on DVD even if you never seen it before its well worth it. People afraid of the sci-fi part should know the aliens are just like humans no green skin or big eyes. They just simply can do things normal humans cant. The first episode Max (behr) heals Liz (appleby) after she is shot and their lives are changed forever. They both fall in love from their and their problems also start because now the sheriff and FBI start to suspect something isn't right about Max.The alien part of the show is what causes a lot of problems that are impossible to have on other teenage dramas, which is why its unique. Katims who is the creator behind the show is just a genius. So again I highly recommend this DVD set. The second and third seasons will be out soon enough.


100 of 120 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just started watching. OMG-Addicted, obsessed JTexas16
Music for Netflix... orange-words
Roswell Books sstezzi83
(Very) random thoughts (as I do a S1 rewatch) cantadora-212-57670
Liz and Max Explosive Chemistry GraceKel04
Season 2 uncut finale? lilliesRme
Discuss Roswell (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page