Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1 Reviews

May 18, 2019
As a reboot, the series creates a unique space for itself. And as a representation of Latinx on the CW it's unparalleled.
January 24, 2019
Aliens of all kinds in worthy update of '90s cult fave.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
the chemistry between the actors on Roswell, New Mexico is intense and exceptional, and it elevates the pilot from great to excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2019
This grown-up Roswell has its moments but mostly reminds us how hard it is to recapture the magic of an original.
January 16, 2019
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.
January 16, 2019
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
January 16, 2019
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.
January 16, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
Until we see further episodes that stray from the original, or maybe hue closer to the Roswell High book series, it's really hard to figure out if this is worthwhile or not.
January 15, 2019
Even for the now-twentysomethings Max Evans (Nathan Parsons, an Originals alum) and Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason, the season-five winner of So You Think You Can Dance), that's a tall order, one that the series as a whole struggles to deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 15, 2019
I don't get nor understand the reason to do this weird reboot, remake, reimagine thing. None of the changes are for the better. It's a white glove slap in the face to fans of the Original.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 15, 2019
What's new? It's 2019, so the soundtrack is louder, the hookups are hotter, the bodies more buff and the complications more complicated.
January 15, 2019
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.
January 14, 2019
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.
January 14, 2019
The ham-handedness of Roswell, New Mexico, cannot be overstated.
January 11, 2019
It's a wild and weird premise that makes for a shockingly fun series - albeit one that will remind many viewers of not only its New Millennium-era inspiration, but also the cultural phenomenon that was Twilight.
January 9, 2019
Roswell, New Mexico is a solid enough take on what was nothing more than another one of the 90s obscure soaps with a soon to be proclaimed monster cast.
January 9, 2019
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.
January 9, 2019
What mostly worked for Charmed is less successful with Roswell, which lacks the former's sharp writing and charismatic characters.
January 9, 2019
Roswell, New Mexico's attempt to say something about the world we live in today is commendable. However, the reboot failed to live up to its immigration-centered twist by adding nothing new or interesting to the conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100