1999’s ‘Roswell’ Is An Out-Of-This-World Teen Drama
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 22:03
Although the selection on Netflix instant streaming is oftentimes disappointing, it does contain those rare morsels of delightful finds. Take for instance a television series that by current standards is considered “old,” but for any nostalgic youth, the late 1990s/early 2000s was more than just a time of whitewashed jeans—it was a time where shows like Roswell reigned. Yes, Roswell: the show that gave Katherine Heigl her stardom, took place in Roswell, NM, and was about aliens.
At roughly 44 minutes each episode, and only 61 episodes spread out among three seasons from 1999 to 2002, Roswell will take you back to a much simpler time—before Facebook and Twitter and all the distractions from today that get in the way of a good, solid storyline and show.
The basic synopsis is that Liz Parker, her best friend Maria, Max and his sister Isabel Evans, and their childhood friend, Michael, appear to be your “ordinary” high school teens. But there’s nothing ordinary about Roswell, NM. Max, Isabel, and Michael are aliens—who never felt like an alien in high school?—but I’m talking about your outer-space, not-from-this-planet type aliens. It’s hard enough being in a relationship in high school without having to worry about hiding from the government. There’s love, heartbreak, some more love, conspiracy, cover-ups, alien stuff, more alien stuff, and more love—your basic teen drama with a supernatural twist.