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


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Complete series cast summary:
Shiri Appleby ...  Liz Parker 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Jason Behr ...  Max Evans 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Katherine Heigl ...  Isabel Evans 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Majandra Delfino ...  Maria DeLuca 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Brendan Fehr ...  Michael Guerin 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Nick Wechsler ...  Kyle Valenti 61 episodes, 1999-2002
William Sadler ...  Jim Valenti 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Colin Hanks ...  Alex Whitman 44 episodes, 1999-2002
Emilie de Ravin ...  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 ahmetkozan

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During the opening credits of the show, the names of the stars playing aliens (Max, Michael, and Isabel) come up on the screen, first in "alien writing," and then morph into English. See more »


Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves someone they can look up to. See more »


Jesse: [Isabel is shot] Oh, my God. Have you called an ambulance?
Michael: No, no, no, no, no!
Jesse: Well, what's wrong with you?
Michael: Hey, no ambulance, no hospital.
Jesse: She'll die, you idiot!
[Jesse punches Michael in the face]
Jesse: What the hell is wrong with you?
Michael: Hey, you can't take her to the hospital, you can't!
Jesse: Why? Tell me why.
Michael: Because your wife isn't human. Okay? Understand that? Your wife is not human.
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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 Dido (as D. Armstrong), Paul Statham (as P. Statham) and Pascal Gabriel (as P. Gabriel)
Performed by Dido
Album "No Angel"
Courtesy of Arista Records 1999
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A Very Beautiful Teen Story
2 January 2012 | by delightful-lifeSee all my reviews

I am watching this for the first time in 2011/2012. When I initially started watching, I saw till about the 10th episode of the first season, got really bored and stopped. Because I am now comparing it with the TV shows of this age like Fringe and Dexter and this show seemed so amateurish in contrast. The acting was lacking and the alien premise was just that, a premise, while the show was a very slow, silly, and badly directed teen romantic drama.

But then I started seeing the rest, and boy, was I surprised. After the initial hiccup, the show really picks up. The acting of everyone in the cast got really better and I really started enjoying it, and I have just now finished seeing it. :-).........

The kids/teenagers in this show, all different in their own ways, reminds us of us and our friends, and once the alien aspect of the show starts off, the show gets really exciting.

Jason Behr, the kid who plays Max Evans, the male lead, he was just brilliant. Having to mix his greater than life responsibilities (hope you guys read the official storyline), while being just a teenager along with all the alien complications and also having to manage the relationship with the human girl (Shiri Appleby) who he is in love with.

I guess this was Katherine Heigle's maiden TV show. She looks exactly like how she looked in Grey's Anatomy, she doesn't seem any younger(in 1998!).

She along with Brenden Fehr are the other 2 aliens. The other kids are their friends/love interests and they are one motley bunch. :-)..................

The shows keeps going around the story of all the teenagers, and so we never get bored.

Finally, the most beautiful thing about this show is that 'it has a HEART'. Its delicate and sweet. :-)................

Why aren't they making shows like this anymore........ I was so disappointed to see it end, it was just 3 seasons, they could have so easily done at least 6, the kids were all so young, they had not even reached college................ So many good shows, like Firefly and Alias all had a premature end, so sad..............

Go enjoy Roswell. :-)................

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