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I was obsessed with this show from the get go. Not sure why. For the first few episodes I thought Agent Parker wasn't a good actor until you realise that's her character plus she eases up. Based so very loosely on Stephen King's short story 'The Colorado Kid' the story is about a small town in Maine where some the residents have unusual and somewhat disturbing abilities. Called 'the troubles' they occur every 27 years and are triggered by an emotional event. Agent Parker at first tries to solve crimes involving the troubled but soon realises she's more involved than she thought. Her and her local detective partner, Nathan and her buddy Duke, the local master smuggler join together to help troubled and help the town keep their secrets. I love it but the last season dragged. They were ending so they tried to fit two seasons worth of stories in one but apart from that still love this show.
This monumental series spanning decades and three generations of three families is all about alien abductions. This was first shown in the UK at the same time 24 premiered. I was also obsessed with this series. But at that age no one at school was watching it! I had to nerd out by myself. Starting with the crash at Roswell, each family represents a different experience with aliens. The Crawford family are obsessed with finding out more and generally nasty people not afraid of murdering for the research. The Keys family are fighters and do not take kindly to being taken. Then the Clarkes who seem to share a bond with the aliens. This show actually featured an amazing performance from a very young Dakota Fanny and very young (alas) Anton Yelchin in a couple of episodes. This show was not given enough credit. Each episode was nearly 2 hours long, so it was like watching a film every Sunday evening but it was so engaging and gripping, aint been a show like it.