Roswell - The Complete First Season
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Roswell is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The special features include commentaries on six episodes by writer Jason Katims, the directors, and various cast members as well as a featurette on the making of the show and another on its adaptation from the original Roswell High series of young adult novels. The commentaries are unusually insightful on the casting process, and the discs also include the auditions for the part of Tess as well as a deleted scene and a music video. --Roz Kaveney
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In my opinion, Season 1 is the "premier" season in Roswell's three year run on television. The sci-fi audience that is enamored with Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel (both decent shows) should look more to Season 2 & Season 3 when they are released. Season 1 has often been characterized as "slow and boring" by this particular segment of the Roswellian population.
Be aware that there are some dramatic music changes that were made to make the dvd affordable. And yes (as a previous reviewer mentioned), it does have a negative impact on a couple of very important scenes. It was a tough compromise that will probably anger quite a few fans.
BUT, it is still Roswell and to give it a one star rating merely for that is just petty.
5 STARS (even with serious music tampering done) - Watch & understand why this show has a fanatical fan base that spans across age, sex, race, and class.
Based on the terrific book series, "Roswell" chronicles the lives of a group of teens living in Roswell, New Mexico. Some of them are human, some of them are not. You see, it turns out that a spaceship really did crash-land in the New Mexico desert in the 1950's, and after a period of incubation, three kids popped out: Beautiful, head-strong Isabel (Katherine Heigel), proud, rebellious Michael (Brendan Fehr) and quiet, gentle Max (hopelessly gorgeous Jason Behr). One day Max saves the life of Liz Parker (the radiant Shiri Appleby), setting off a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Rounding out the cast is Liz's best friend Maria (Majandra Delfino, providing much of the comedy relief) and geeky Alex (Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks). There is also a semi-evil Sheriff and assorted parents and schoolmates.
The strength of this show is two-fold: Excellent, heart-felt writing and spectacular chemistry between the leads. The first season is easily the best; later seasons became painful to watch as the characters we had come to care about were tossed about in all the wrong ways. The show always stayed compulsively watchable, though, never losing its poignancy. The first season's the only one I'll be buying, but if you're a newcomer you'll probably be totally hooked and want to see the whole thing through to its satisfying conclusion.Read more ›
Immediately engaging and involving, Roswell raised the bar somewhat for teen dramas with an incredible cast, original storylines, and a near-perfect balance of sci-fi elements and teen angst. There's no wonder why so many have so much to express about the phenomenon that is Roswell. Life was good for Roswell until it started losing support during it's 2nd season due to what TV Guide Couch Critic Matt Roush called "convoluted storylines." "Too much stuff going on," he said. Yeah, right. In any case, WB dropped Roswell (along with Buffy) from it's schedule. Luckily, UPN picked up Roswell (along with Buffy) for the show's 3rd and final season. For its worth, Roswell went out fighting like a champ (along with my other canceled favorite of that year, ABC's Once & Again) with one of television's better series finales. Treat yourself to arguably the most anticipated DVD you'll buy this year.
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Roswell Season Two available October 5th!
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Got my sci-fi fix . Alien-human hybrid fun. If you like x-files you will like this .Published 5 hours ago by Miranda
Hooked up With Amazon Prime and this was the first series I started watching and found myself watch all but two chapters of season one in one day. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mac Ling Candy SC
We enjoy it, it's not addictive but more vanilla type of TV, kinda cute but safe watching.Published 1 day ago by Herman Rengifo
One of my favorite shows from college. Season 1 isn't nearly as cheesy as season 3Published 1 day ago by W B Jones
I've only watched the first episode and I'm skeptical. Interesting premise, but the whole strange high school kids in a small town with a big secret thing is not drawing me in.Published 4 days ago by Steven M. Wise
It's an interesting show. I like watching it with my teen daughter. It's interesting to see Catherine Heigl ( sure I botched the spelling of her name) when she was young.Published 5 days ago by Angie M Buchanan
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