One of the last reboots of the CW in order of time is Roswell, New Mexico. Airing currently in Italy on Premium Stories, this TV series obviously has many points in common with the original series Roswell , aired for three seasons since 1999 to the 2002. Not everyone may know that even the original series is an adaptation , in this case of a series of books: Roswell High by Melinda Metz.
The points in common between the reboot and the original are many, in particular the alien Max Evans , beautiful and sad, who saves the life of a girl, obsessed with science, whom she has been in love with for years. And of course there are always government conspiracies and investigations related to the crash of a UFO in 1947 in the city of Roswell because in the end the beating heart of this show are just the beloved aliens
We come however to the news and therefore to the differences between the two shows:
The reboot is not set in the high school years
This is probably one of the most important changes and also the best way to differentiate this TV series from the original. The show, in fact, is set 10 years after high school ; this means that the characters are not adolescents (with actors in their thirties to interpret them!), but adults and therefore a bit wiser.
Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), is a biomedical researcher who returns to her town after ten years ; Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) is a policeman; Isobel (Lily Cowles), Max's sister, is happily married to a man (Karan Oberoi) who ignores the alien origin of his wife and Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis) is always a bit lost, as in the original series, but unlike the old version here it is super smart, even if it does not use its intellect as it should.
Among the secondary characters there are Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino), doctor in the local hospital; Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn), decorated soldier recently returned to Roswell and finally Maria DeLuca (Heather Hemmens) Liz's best friend here is a bartender in the local pub.
In the reboot there are LGBT characters
La new TV series does a better job in reflecting the society in which we live , also through the choice to include some LGBT characters. In particular Alex in the reboot is not in love lost of Isabel, but he is gay declared and has an on / off story with … Michael
And c is also a murder
The first season of the reboot has as storyline carrying a murder. In fact, ten years ago Liz's sister, Rosa, died in a car accident with two other girls. The town blames the Ortecho family of the death of these girls, imputing the driving accident under Rosa's drug use. Liz, returning to Roswell, will find herself revealing new mysteries about her sister's death
Jim Valenti is not the sheriff
The original antagonist of the original TV series was undoubtedly the Sheriff Valenti , Kyle's father, then evolving into a close ally for the three alien protagonists. In the reboot, Sheriff Valenti has been dead for some time, but his wife is the head of the local police and who knows, he may not take the place of her husband in the future.
The reboot is heavily influenced by US policy
One of the points in favor of this reboot was to choose a Latin protagonist and to face the hot topics in Trump's America: illegal immigration (Liz's father does not have the documents to live in the USA and therefore is always at risk of deportation) and the xenophobia latent in American society
And with all these similarities and differences, if you haven't done it yet , all you have to do is try to look Roswell, New Mexico and to know each other say what you think!
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