Roswell: Season 1 (1999 - 2000)

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Season 1
Roswell

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Surprisingly smart and just the right amount of weird, Roswell has a strong sense of self that sets it apart in a crowded genre.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 19
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 6, 1999
2
Air date: Oct 13, 1999
3
Air date: Oct 20, 1999
4
Air date: Oct 27, 1999
5
Air date: Nov 3, 1999
6
Air date: Nov 10, 1999
7
Air date: Nov 17, 1999
8
Air date: Nov 24, 1999
9
Air date: Dec 1, 1999
10
Air date: Dec 15, 1999
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Critic Reviews for Roswell Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

Mercifully, WB's Roswell plays like no other high school show. In this charming sci-fi love story, there's considerably more at stake than who's popular.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Roswell has the best-written, most charming pilot episode of the season.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A deft blend of drama, humor and suspense.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"Roswell" works so nicely because it has such a strong sense of place and perspective.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The first series packs a lot of action into its run as the extraterrestrials come close to discovering their origins, and form potentially icky relationships with their human classmates. The problem is that it leaves itself with very few places to go.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Roswell" makes aliens proud of their heritage.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Situations and plotlines get increasingly absurd, over the course of these 22 episodes, with no concurrent increase in charm or sense of humor.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Roswell is liable to be around long enough that word will even filter back to Dawson's Creek.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Roswell is clearly sci-fi, but below the surface lies a more fundamental issue -- who will end up together in the end? -- that makes the show similar to any other teen drama.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Roswell does much to revive that sort of mysterious mood we felt when Mulder and Scully first tackled the syndicate. Add an attractive cast with believable acting and we have the makings of something anyone who believes in spooks can watch.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Though it seems a product of calculation more than inspiration, Roswell has appeal. There's a sweetness to the two-different-worlds romance of Liz and Max, and you'll appreciate the plight of Michael.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Things do get really weird in "Roswell." But, in this case, weird is good, very good

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Roswell: Season 1

  • May 05, 2019
    That first episode, and those first few minutes...oh my gawd. What a way to draw in the viewers! I love it!

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