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A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
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 Archie Andrews (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Betty Cooper (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Veronica Lodge (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Jughead Jones (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Hermione Lodge (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Fred Andrews (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Kevin Keller (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Cheryl Blossom (34 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Alice Cooper (34 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Josie McCoy (29 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 FP Jones (28 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Hal Cooper (22 episodes, 2017-2018)
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After the death of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins on the 4th of July, the small town of Riverdale investigates the murder. The series starts in September, the beginning of a new school year, that brings with it new students, relationships, and reveals the mysteries of the past 4th of July.

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The diner in this show is the same as the diner in the movie Horns (2013). See more »

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Kevin Keller: Can I borrow the truck for the drive-in?
Sherrif Keller: You got a date?
Kevin Keller: No, I'm going with Veronica.
Sherrif Keller: Ah okay. Isn't there a nice gay kid at your school?
Kevin Keller: Yes, there is. Me.
Sherrif Keller: Alright. No cruising guys tonight. We both know what goes in those woods.
Kevin Keller: Oh my God, dad!
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Don't Look For Comics In Riverdale
30 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Archie Comics that originated in the 1940s were rated "G" for Goofy. Maybe not as goofy as "Scooby Doo", but it was a wholesome (you might say "square") universe. A version of "Archie" was even in bubble gum wrappers for a couple of years.

The universe of "Riverdale" is darker, promising that if you look closer, you can see the "shadows underneath". Sounds like "Twin Peaks".

The show features the characters we expect, but they are multi-dimensional, with problems and desires and secrets. Archie sees himself as flawed, but he wants to make music his life and vocation. Betty (his best friend) sees herself as inadequate, but she wants Archie to be more than a friend. Veronica (who just moved to Riverdale), sees herself as plagued by family history and publicity, but she wants to become a better person.

The show is very well cast. Each actor inhabits his character.

In the first episode, various secrets are alluded to, promising even more complications and conflicts than were revealed in the first installment.

Many standard themes of teen dramas are also part of this show, which may make it feel like home for some viewers. Others may grow weary of the usual tropes: the mean head cheerleader, the gay best friend, the closeted gay jock, the handsome athletic main character, the first day at the new school for the outsider. "Glee" explored many of them. And some of them date back to the forties, when Andy Hardy (the original inspiration for Archie comics) entertained us all with his teenage dramas. The show embraces them and even makes fun of them.

The first episode moves quickly, but not so quickly that viewers cannot follow. The foundation is in place for later episodes that can deliver a deliciously dark story that will entertain and allow its actors to blossom in their roles.


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