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Roswell 

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

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Jason Katims
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3   2   1  
2002   2001   2000   1999  
2 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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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 45 episodes, 1999-2002
Emilie de Ravin ...  Tess Harding 28 episodes, 2000-2002
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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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There's truth to every rumor.


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Trivia

The "Twilight" books and subsequent movies, particularly the first entry, share quite a few plot similarities to "Roswell." So much so, that some have dubbed "Twilight" a "Roswell" rip-off. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Isabel: Did you forget something?
Jesse: Yeah, my balls.
[Max and Michael laughs]
Jesse: Were you guys just talking about me?
Isabel: That's a little paranoid, don't you think? I mean the whole world doesn't revolve around you.
Max: It revolves around Michael.
Michael: That's a fact.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Coherence (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Here with Me
(Theme)
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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It depicts raw human emotion better than anyother
18 February 2001 | by impatientdreamer02See all my reviews

I never make plans on monday nights. Roswell is one of the top shows on television today... or any other day. It's excellent if not a little unlikely. the character chemistry is perfect. The only thing i would change, is the amount of romance. I'd definitly get more serious into the sci-fi, and give kyle(Nick Wechsler) and alex (Colin Hanks) more screentime. They keep the show from getting to serious... with just the right amount of confusion, they give us comic relief. And their chacters are a fresh change from Max's "Whoa is me" self-pity


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell High See more »

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Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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