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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.”

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