Let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved the original Roswell series. I remember watching it every week and then bought all three seasons of it on DVD. When I saw they were remaking it, I was very hesitant to watch it because I didn't think they could do it justice but in the end, decided to give it a chance. I like that some of the elements are the same but I love that the new series has more to it. It's not just about the aliens or Max and Liz, it has more meat to the story. I love that Liz is a strong female character, she's intelligent and she stands up for herself. I also love that Max isn't inherently good. You see sides of him that make him kind of scary but not in a creepy way. It lends another dimension to the whole alien storyline that was missing from the original. I also really like what they did with the Michael character. I'm sure a lot of people were not happy to see the direction they took him in but I honestly think it fits well. So far I'm not very impressed with the Isobel character and what they did with her. Honestly, at this point, she could be taken out of the series completely and it wouldn't really make much of a difference. All in all, I've watched the first two episodes and can not wait to see what happens next.
It's hard to live up to the original Roswell, let alone surpass it, but as long as this new Isobel is being played by the current actress it'll never come close. I'm a diehard Roswell fan, and I ended up turning the show off completely.
This new version doesn't compare to the original (1999). The original was kitschy, quirky and fun, but also suspenseful. The story is silly, but the original version managed to make it compelling. The acting was good, and the characters were cool. In the original, the writers and actors understood the value of subtle humor in a show about teenage aliens, while still making the audience care about the characters and their journey. This new version is just garbage. The actors and the acting is generic. The production value is horrible. The background music is relentlessly annoying and artificial. The writing is, again, generic. It is not suspenseful, but actually pretty boring and predictable. Don't waste your time. Watch the original (1999) show instead.
Couldn't even get through the first 15 minutes, it's terrible! The original had so much more heart and I felt for the characters from the beginning. All the political stuff was so distracting from what is or could be) a great story on its own. Pretty disappointing.
This show is now based on promoting the current political wave being pushed by some elements in the country. The lame stream media should love this. I turn to TV to watch a program and get away from all the junk about the "The Wall, Illegal Immigration, and Sanctuary Cities." I don't set down for an hour of political brain washing as a way to relax after a long day.Really loved the first show, Roswell. Will not watch any more of this one.
Speaking as someone who lives in New Mexico, I can say with confidence we do not have the race issues this show tries to portray. Yes, like anywhere else, there are racist people (from all races) but this is the exception, not the rule. The original Roswell was a great show. This version is an attempt to stir up racial issues, push Hollywood's agenda on us, and divide us. I will never watch another show on the CW (and I'm not alone in this).
Pretty standard CW plot formula here for forbidden romance between hip aliens and regular people. There's tension from the romantic entanglement and the aliens' purported fear of the government. The writing is way down on the quality scale. Dialog is stilted and info-dumpy. I could barely make it through the first episode.
I had just finished rewatching the original Roswell and was excited to see the new one. I didn't even make it 10 mins in and political bullcrap was thrown in our faces. Look we live this daily and use tv to escape our normal lives. We do not want to turn on a show and have to hear and watch it. Also why change just one character, I could get past the dramatic change of Liz. Her personality is way off from the original. I can't finish it, no thanks.
Loved the first one so thought I'd give this one a try. If you are a fan of the original dont watch this one they ruined it almost didn't make it though the whole first episode
It's just another political statement from Hollywood, plain and simple. I loved the original so I thought I'd at least give it a fighting chance and go into it with a open mind. Acting could be better, plot needs to be faster, writing is cliche, politics needs to get thrown out the window and the victim mentality needs to stop.
I know, I know, I know, we're supposed to take this as a new story, and with all reboots/remakes we're not supposed to compare them to the originals, but it's too difficult not to.As a major fan of the original, I was actually excited to see what they would do with this story, but making the characters 10 years older just doesn't work for the storyline. The pilot immediately started out political, which I personally would like a break from in real life and on television. The pacing was also extremely slow. The episode really didn't get started until it was more than half over and got even slower toward the end.The chemistry between the Max and Liz lacked that awkward innocence that the high school characters had. As far as the other characters, the relationships had the high-intensity that we saw in Season 2 of the original, which just did not work in this episode and was pretty cringeworthy.There doesn't seem to be room to seamlessly bring in characters that are missing from the original or to realign some important relationships from 'Roswell.'Basically, the only thing that fans of the original will enjoy is seeing a (somewhat close) replica of the Crashdown uniforms.