Roswell New Mexico is Severely Underrated

I almost titled this article ‘the most underrated show ever’ but that seemed a tad bit dramatic. I started watching this show because I saw it blowing up on Tumblr and was intrigued. It’s definitely campy but for a CW show it kept me super engaged.

Before I begin let me also just say that I never watched the original Roswell that aired in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. I watched Roswell New Mexico completely blind and with no expectations from having seen the original.

The general plot of the show follows a small town in New Mexico called Roswell that is famed for it’s connection to the alien. The show centers around three aliens that grew up in the town dealing with their powers, trying to figure out their past and navigating relationships.

I’m going to try to keep this article as spoiler free as possible and anything written about will be things you could surmise from the trailer of the show.

Am I The Only Who Thinks That Telekinesis is the Coolest Superpower?

No, like seriously? One of the characters on the show, Michael is telekinetic and it’s just such a useful and underrated power. I just feel like not enough superheroes are telekinetic but the ones that are BAD ASS.

A CW Show That Doesn’t Have 24 Episodes a Season *GASP*

I absolutely hate the normal 24 episode season. It’s too damn long. Not to mention when shows started doing half season finales it irked me beyond measure. Thirteen to fourteen episodes is perfect for plot pacing. Roswell New Mexico keeps their seasons to about 13 episodes and nothing feels drawn out.

Another thing I loved about the pacing of this show is that after the first season the plot didn’t feel forced. So many times shows have a great planned out idea of their show but for only one season. So when they get picked up for more seasons the plot just doesn’t feel as important as it did that first season. Roswell New Mexico has never felt like the writers are stretching for ideas.


Roswell. New Mexico — Image Number: ROS1_Kyle_0045rb2.jpg — Pictured: Michael Trevino as Kyle Valenti — Photo: Marc Hom/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Anyone who watched The Vampire Diaries knows this actor from his time playing the werewolf/vampire hybrid Tyler Lockwood on the hit show. On this show, he plays doctor Kyle Valenti, a character trying to redeem himself from his high school identity as a bully. Trevino plays the Valenti really well and he ain’t bad to look at either.


When was their ever not a super cringey main couple that the writers forced down your throat. You know the one, the type where you’re supposed to fall for their back story in only one episode even though they’re both just annoying. The type where every scene with them just feels flat.

Roswell New Mexico definitely has that couple but it’s worth it to stick around for both the intriguing alien plot line and the amazing secondary characters. The actors who play them are amazing and their storylines are ten times more interesting.


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