Warner Brothers Archive Round-Up: Roswell, New Mexico Season 1, You Season 1, Hanging With Mr. Cooper Season 3
Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 14th, 2020
“Every small town has a story. But my hometown has a legend. Roswell was a sleepy cowboy settlement in postwar America. Full of farmers and military men, until one day something extraordinary happened, or so the legend goes.”
Roswell High was a series of 10 books written by Melinda Mentz in the young adult genre. That’s the same place where book franchises like Harry Potter and Hunger Games thrived. These books were first adapted in 1999 on the CW as Roswell. Developed by Jason Katims, the series ran for three seasons and 61 episodes. The series didn’t quite catch on in its first season, but the few fans the series did have were rather vocal. It’s somewhat ironic that a Star Trek-like campaign involving fans sending bottles of Tabasco sauce to network executives gave the series its first reprieve. That’s when Ronald Moore, a veteran of Star Trek, joined the team and brought the series into more respectable numbers. The relationship stuff was pushed to the back burner, and more of the aliens and their science fiction stories carried the series. But it also took the show more away from the books. The ratings bump just wasn’t enough to save the day, and like the original Star Trek, it lasted just three seasons.