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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

All the drama of high school, plus space aliens!

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 15+

ok for older kids, not for the younger crowd or tweens

Love Roswell but there is more than a small amount of making out and while it isn't that big a deal, I don't want my 10 or 14 year old to begin having feelings they are not ready to handle.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

All about sex and sexual relationships

Full of sexual references, talk of having sex with random people, woman on top of man in bra and underwear, talk of masturbating, two men making out, two naked men in bed together, and more.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Max Evans (Jason Behr), his sister Isabel (Katherine Heigl), and their friends Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr) and Tess Harding (Emilie de Ravin) could probably have stayed comfortably under the radar if not for a freak accident that left fellow student Liz Parker (Shiri Appleby) mortally wounded, prompting Max to reveal his powers and save her life. The incident proves a powerful bonding experience between Max and Liz, who -- along with a few close friends -- promises to keep the foursome's secret. But as Max and Liz are falling in love, he learns that he's destined to be with Tess, and much of the show centers on the conflict between Max's desire to be with his human girlfriend and his sense of duty, which requires him to give her up.

The four aliens are being hunted by another group of extraterrestrials living incognito on Earth, the Skins, and many of the episodes center on this conflict. With its battling aliens and superpowers, Roswell is clearly sci-fi, but below the surface lies a more fundamental issue -- who will end up together in the end? -- that makes the show similar to any other teen drama.

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