16 January 2019 | castlegirl09
Don't Tell Us to Not Compare It..
I know, I know, I know, we're supposed to take this as a new story, and with all reboots/remakes we're not supposed to compare them to the originals, but it's too difficult not to.
As a major fan of the original, I was actually excited to see what they would do with this story, but making the characters 10 years older just doesn't work for the storyline. The pilot immediately started out political, which I personally would like a break from in real life and on television. The pacing was also extremely slow. The episode really didn't get started until it was more than half over and got even slower toward the end.
The chemistry between the Max and Liz lacked that awkward innocence that the high school characters had. As far as the other characters, the relationships had the high-intensity that we saw in Season 2 of the original, which just did not work in this episode and was pretty cringeworthy.
There doesn't seem to be room to seamlessly bring in characters that are missing from the original or to realign some important relationships from 'Roswell.'
Basically, the only thing that fans of the original will enjoy is seeing a (somewhat close) replica of the Crashdown uniforms.