Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Roswell, New Mexico

Critics Consensus

Roswell, New Mexico admirably adds modern political context to its premise, but this reboot hews too closely to its predecessor to transcend the pitfalls of a redundant retread.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 243
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Air date: Jan 15, 2019
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Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) begrudgingly returns to her hometown of Roswell, after losing her research grant, and is forced to work in her family's diner. In Roswell, she reconnects with her former high school flame, Max Evans (Nathan Parsons). That's when she discovers Max's secret: he is an alien with otherworldly abilities. Liz promises to protect his secret, and their relationship develops once again. However, many dangers are still to come: a brutal attack point towards the existence of a bigger alien presence, and the truth surrounding the death of Rosa (Amber Midthunder) threatens to put a wrench on the couple's relationship.

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Critic Reviews for Roswell, New Mexico Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

If you don't like CW shows but you like The X-Files and other alien shows and you're wondering if this will be up your alley, it probably won't be. But if you like a good CW sci-fi drama, this is a good bet to add to your list.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…
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As a reboot, the series creates a unique space for itself. And as a representation of Latinx on the CW it's unparalleled.

May 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes the aliens-as-immigrants rhetoric is a little too on the nose...but as remakes go, this iteration of Roswell seems like it will appeal to the current CW audience.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Aliens of all kinds in worthy update of '90s cult fave.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

the chemistry between the actors on Roswell, New Mexico is intense and exceptional, and it elevates the pilot from great to excellent.

Jan 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Roswell, New Mexico has a few surprising twists on the formula, yet never completely finds a worthwhile voice of its own. It's not bad. It's flimsy and resistant to its own strengths.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

This grown-up Roswell has its moments but mostly reminds us how hard it is to recapture the magic of an original.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

"She can never know what happened to Rosa," Max says ominously at the end of the first episode, but the new Roswell is so boring I doubt you'll care.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 5.9/10 | Full Review…

Besides just the general problem with this kind of love story, Max's obsession with Liz just isn't as cute at nearly-30-years-old as it is in teen form.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The strong choices generally work for me, and I can see a certain fear over their "controversial" nature, but I worry that Roswell is still too close to the original.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Excited to see where they are going to take it in season 2. Do not compare to the original but is still worth diving into
  • Jul 31, 2019
    I liked this show. If im being honest I've never seen the show from the 90s so i have no comparisons , i felt the cast was great and the story line so telling. the diversity really made a presence to me. Loved the triangle between liz, kyle and max is so heated. I am living for alex and Michael, i ship them . All in all i am in love and cant wait for season 2
  • Jul 14, 2019
    Roswell~New Mexico gives great homage to the original, but immediately begins the journey of becoming it's own world, with it's own rules, and it's own unique characters. Not all of the characters you will love right off the bat, hell maybe you will not like many of them for a while, and that's ok, because as you watch, they all begin the growing process of becoming who they really should have been years ago. And it's all thanks to our main bitch of a gal, Liz Ortecho who pops back into he old town and stirs shit up when she refuses to leave well enough alone. Great first episode that really gets you thinking with it's questions, and yes, in the end questions are answered, and characters are blossoming...before being devastatingly crushed to a pulp because of the decision of one character who just had to be the hero in the end. I'm not mad, just salty, but oh man am I pleased there will be a second season to show us the after effects of this stupid ass decision that no one asked for, by this stupid ass character... But ya, it's a really great show, off to a good start, especially (*heavy eye roll*) with that ending. I'd suggest giving the first two episodes a chance before making drastic calls of liking it or not.
  • Jun 29, 2019
    They keep remaking these shows and turning them into PC propaganda. Way too ruin it.
  • Jun 26, 2019
    This remake is absolutely horrible! It lacks any of the sweetness or innocence of the first original! There is way too much gay crap in there. Liz now comes from a broken home where her mom had an area, resulting in a bisexual, drug addicted half sister. Her dad is an illegal alien. The whole character of Liz is more of a slutty, foul-mouthed girl. The whole series is one messed up PC $#!@ show. Let's not forget the obligatory political slamming of the president. It is not worth anyone's time. Your time is better spent watching DVD's of the original.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Almost had that CW magic but too much is going on too soon. It's just TOO cheesy for cheese. Good cast, bad writing. I don't mind the politics in the show, I think its very accurate for the times and the place....but this show would have been much better with more subtle, slower climaxing... instead of rapid firing constantly.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    I can not recommend this series. Horrible ending. Acting poor, plot thin.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Quit the political crap. Could have. Even a good show if it wasn't for the cheap shots.
  • Jun 03, 2019
    I personally think this series has a really different approach and storyline than any other current ones, the diversity and representation are so refreshing and a good sci-fi romance TV show was honestly not in the market until now. The representation of current issues regarding immigration and racism is one I think most TV shows haven't dared to do, and it's enlightening to see it in a show like this, I think it adds to the character and fundamentals. It's much more different than anything I've ever seen and it's so interesting to watch - it never gets boring, from aliens to murder mysteries, this show has it all (including a smoking cast). Overall, super amazing show, one of my favourites right now.
  • May 30, 2019
    I really liked it. I hope they make a season 2!

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