R is for… Roswell #AtoZChallenge

R is for… Roswell


Roswell (or Roswell High)  1999-2002 (3 seasons) started just as I left uni and ended as I moved to my second job. Not that I remember the two matching up (so, yes, I have just shared basically irrelevant information).

When I think about it now, there is a similarity between Roswell and Twilight in terms of the action starting when an extra-ordinary boy saves a ‘normal’ girl. In this case the boy is an alien rather than a vampire and the girl a waitress who gets shot.

Three teen aliens go to high school – Max and Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin – Max steps in when Liz Parker gets shot and threatens to expose them all. Later Tess Harding joins in, threatening Liz and Max’s relationship because of their ‘destiny’ to be together.

Instead of looking at top episodes I thought I’d look at the other shows/films I’ve seen the main characters in.

Shiri Appleby (Liz Parker) – E.R., Life Unexpected and Girls
Jason Behr (Max Evans) – seen in nothing since (but he was in Dawson’s Creek and one episode of Buffy before)
Katherine Heigl (Isabel Evans) – Grey’s Anatomy, Life as we know it (plus other films)
Brendan Fehr (Michael Guerin) Bones (Seeley’s brother) (At the same as Roswell – Final Destination and Desert Vampires – films)
Majandra Delfino (Maria DeLuca) – Was in Life as we know it (but have to admit to not making that link).
Nick Wechsler (Kyle Valenti) – Revenge
Colin Hanks (Alex Whitman) – Dexter
Emilie de Ravin – Lost, Once Upon a TIme

And a quick nod to Red Dwarf

Distinctly british humour – as an example here’s my Dwayne Dibley impression:



Do you often find the actors from your favourite shows cropping up in others you like?
Are there certain actors you have started watching shows for – i.e. Just to see them rather than because it is the type of show you would normally watch)?

Posted on April 20, 2013, in April A-Z Challenge, Film and TV Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Haven’t watched it, but am always drawn to stories with or about aliens. I watched one Twilight movie with my niece. Despite all the criticism leveled against it, I found it interesting … or maybe entertaining.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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