The premise of “Roswell” centers on members of a dying race mingling with the residents of Roswell , a city located in New Mexico with an interesting connection to aliens and unexplainable occurrences. The WB television show was successful in attracting a brief following , lasting longer than producers and cast members thought imaginable. In this article, you will explore the plot, cast, and recognition received for the show.
The TV show highlights four teenage human beings who exhibit gifts that are considered ‘not normal.’ They are actually human slash alien hybrids that have been sent to Earth as replacements for the royal family representing the alien race. As the story goes, the rest of their home planet has encountered a destruction that only these four can mend , in an attempt to save their race.
In the beginning, the four teens (Max Evans, Isabel Evans, Michael Guerin and Tess Harding) hid their gifts from the rest of the world. However, one event would change their lives drastically. When another classmate (Liz Parker) is shot in the stomach while waitressing at her job , it is Max who heals her. This cultivates a close relationship between Liz and Max. The entire show is built upon the bonds and interactions that the aliens have with the humans.
In the television series, we see Shiri Appleby play Liz Parker, while her hero, Max Evans is played by Jason Behr. Other actors and actresses featured in the TV series includes Katherine Heigl (of “Grey’s Anatomy and “Knocked Up”) as Isabel Evans; Brendan Fehr (as Michael Guerin); and Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks’ son in real life) as Alex Whitman.
Awards and Recognition
While the TV series only won one award, it received a great deal of recognition in the form of nominations with various academies, including a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Majandra Delfino) at the ALMA Awards. Other nominations and accolades include:
At the Art Directors Guild, the production designer (Vincent Jefferds) was nominated for Excellence in Production Design Award for a Television Series, along with Dawn Snyder (art director) for their work on the episode titled “Monster.”
The Motion Picture Sound Editors nominated the a collection of crew for a Golden Reel Award in the category of Best Sound Editing in Television – Dialogue & ADR, Episodic, for their work on the episode titled “Baby, It’s You”.
At the Teen Choice Awards, Nick Wechsler was nominated for the Teen Choice Award TV – Choice Sidekick Award. Throughout the years, they would see nominations for Choice Actor (Jason Behr – twice), Choice Actress (Katherine Heigl), Choice Drama – twice, Choice Sidekick (Brendan Fehr – twice), Choice Actress (Shiri Appleby), and Choice Breakout Show.
At the Young Artists Awards, Miko Hughes won in the category of Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama Series, as a Supporting Young Actor. Majandra Delfino was also nominated for the Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Drama Series Award in the category of Leading Young Actress.