More enjoyable without the annoying commercials that plagued the live version, though I keep expecting to see the Warner Brothers tie-in ads for music CD's. In a lot of ways this series mirrors Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In Buffy vampires are a metaphor for the dangers of adolescence, in Roswell it's aliens. Take that away and we're left with miss-understood youth and an adult world that is both stupid and lacking in understanding. Max and Isobel obviously grew up on the right side of the tracks, Max at 16 having his own Jeep to tool around the countryside. Michael, on the other hand, appears to have grown up on the wrong side of the tracks as Trailer Park Trash. Maria makes pointed comments about his lack of hygiene. Alex is the faithful friend with the 'puppy dog' adoring eyes who allows himself to be used. Kyle is the jock, ex-lover, a brooding enigmatic figure who just happens to be the motherless son of the local sheriff. His father, the sheriff is a conflicted character. Haunted by his past, he is looking for answers; but can't quite decide whether he's out to "get" these aliens or to protect them from outside forces.