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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 15, 2019
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  • Summary: The second adaptation based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz finds biomedical researcher Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) returning to her hometown after 10 years. She soon learns her teenage crush Max (Nathan Parsons) is now a police officer and he's an alien. Liz agrees to keepThe second adaptation based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz finds biomedical researcher Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) returning to her hometown after 10 years. She soon learns her teenage crush Max (Nathan Parsons) is now a police officer and he's an alien. Liz agrees to keep his secret that also includes Max's sister Isobel (Lily Cowles) and his friend Michael (Michael Vlamis). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 15, 2019
    80
    [An] enjoyable reboot.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Chancellor Agard
    Jan 14, 2019
    75
    The series feels very much at home on The CW, maybe too much so, as it doesn't initially stand out from the rest of the network's lineup. But there's hope it could blossom as the chemistry between Mason and Parsons grows. [18 Jan 2019, p.48]
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Jan 14, 2019
    70
    The heart of the show remains the psychic bond between Liz and Max, and diehard “Roswell” fans should be relieved to know that their dynamic remains much the same (and that Mason in particular proves a charismatic delight).
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Amatangelo
    Jan 14, 2019
    59
    They’ve aged all the characters up, but they still act like they’re 15 years old.
  5. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Jan 15, 2019
    50
    Roswell, New Mexico’s interpersonal drama works better than the run-of-the-mill mystery about a sister Liz realizes she may never have truly known.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 15, 2019
    50
    Like The CW's remake of Charmed, I see the elements of why the creators wanted to update this franchise and just wish it could be better.
  7. 25
    The performances deal in the kind of insipid caricaturing on the order of the Millennial who confuses polo with polio in “Three Billboards.”

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 19, 2019
    10
    This reboot didn't disappoint me, it's not the best pilot ever, but it has potential. I really enjoyed the chemistry between the mainThis reboot didn't disappoint me, it's not the best pilot ever, but it has potential. I really enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters, the rhythm and the soundtrack. The cast is full of new faces and they are fairly gy Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2019
    10
    I really like this reboot. It works well and I'm looking forward to the next episode!!!!!!
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I loved the original show and having watched this remake, i must say it wasn't my cup of tea. The characters do work, despite CW changing some white characters into more tinted. They are older now, so you don’t have that whole high school theme, it would have been ok if it stopped there. However having Michael and Alex French each other, was in my book insulting to the original story of both books and tv show. No problem if you want to represent the LGBTQ Community, but there are plenty of ways of doing this, without disrespecting these stories, first charmed and now Roswell. CW sure knows how to take works of art and turn them into a pile of junk. Expand
  4. Jan 16, 2019
    2
    This is definitely not for me. I was a huge fan of the original Roswell series and this rewrite is just --- well--- obvious. If you haveThis is definitely not for me. I was a huge fan of the original Roswell series and this rewrite is just --- well--- obvious. If you have watched any other CW show (except for Supernatural) then you have already seen this. It ticks off every one of their boxes. Nope. I'd rather watch The Great British Baking Show than to run through another one of their formulaic series. Expand

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