Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Riverdale - The Complete First Season

Adapted from one of the longest running comic series, Riverdale brought the characters of Archie Comics to television albeit with a less wholesome vibe than their source material. In some ways it's so unrecognizable, it took me some time to sit down and give the show a chance. However, despite the modern updates the show turns out to have more going on that you might expect.

The First Season introduces us to the core characters Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) providing various friendship and relationship drama and a mystery to solve involving the disappearance of one of their classmates. In terms of crime solving it delivers, and thankfully with a lack of supernatural causes (unlike The CW's Nancy Drew.).

Through 13 episodes we'll watch a friendship form between Betty and Veronica, Archie's secret affair with his music teacher (Sarah Habel) revealed, and the romantic pairings of Ariche and Veronica and the less expected Betty and Jughead. Even after solving the mystery by the end of the season, the show wasn't willing to let the tension drop by giving us a shooting in the season finale which will play  into multiple subplots of the show's Second Season.

  • Title: Riverdale - Season One
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