I finished off the last season of Roswell yesterday. That show is officially my new love. Sure, the plot was a little weak at times and the writers had a lot of issues with continuity or forgetting about plotlines until the last minute, but the awesome of the characters made up for that so much.
By far, Michael's my favorite character. I always fall hard for the tough smartass hiding a vulnerable and soft interior because he's insecure and can't express his feelings. I love the way he interacts with the other characters - especially with Maria. Michael/Maria is such a deliciously dysfunctional relationship and it never fails to bring the angst. They're just so cute together and they clearly love each other beyond all reason. Independence Day and 285 South from season one are two of my favorite episodes with them. They're my new favorite 'ship. :)
On the other hand, the Max/Liz relationship is just so frustrating for completelty stupid reasons that by the end of the third season, I could care less what happened between them. I think The End of the World in season two was what really killed the Max/Liz mojo for me, especially since there was no real reason for Future Max to come back, considering the Tess plotline they laid out later in the season. I did like that they had a happy ending at the end of the series though.
Isabelle was one of the characters I wanted to see less of as the seasons wore on. She was always whining and she really didn't have any character growth from mid-season one to season three.
One of my favorite aspects of Roswell, especially in the first season, was the Max, Isabel, and Michael friendship. The Balance was an excellent episode for showcasing that relationship. The episodes about their backstory like Summer of '47 and Meet the Dupes are a few of my favorites. Once the friendship expanded to include everyone else in the series, it reminded me a lot of what I liked about the team dynamic in Stargate Atlantis.
The first season was definitely had the best direction and some of the best episodes of the entire series. I'd be rewatching the first season right now if my rooommate wasn't insisting that I get obsessed with Vernoica Mars too.
My life would be much easier without our gigantic movie and DVD collection to surf through on the weekends. I need to go do my laundry...