Liz Parker is an average teenager, until one day she is shot during an altercation at the Crashdown café, where she works. A fellow classmate named Max Evans rushes to her side and miraculously saves her from death. Liz later learns that Max, along with his sister Isabel and their friend Michael Guerin, are not really from around here. To be exact, Max, Isabel and Michael are aliens, who are survivors of the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. But, Max, Isabel and Micheal's secret is not totally safe, as the local Sheriff, Jim Valenti is beginning to suspect something is amiss.
Did You Know?
The classic Liz/Max "Where are you from?" ... "Up North" scene appears to almost certainly have been inspired by, or intended as an homage to, the dinner seen in the cult SciFi film The Hidden
(1987). The same question, answer, and gesture, appear in that dinner scene, involving Kyle MacLachlan
, who also plays the part of an alien ("hiding" within the body of a human, unbeknownst to the other characters in the scene). See more
When the gun is fired but no bullet is found, the obvious conclusion was that the gun was unloaded or had blanks. None of the officials even suggested it. See more
Well I'm not from around here.
References Men in Black
Shake It Up
(song in Roswell on DVD)
Performed by The Hippos See more