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Riverdale: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.


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Drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life, love and high school.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Mädchen Amick
as Alice Cooper
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
Casey Cott
as Kevin Keller
Hayley Law
as Valerie
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (28)

There are so many interesting storylines in the first season. The plot keeps getting wilder and more bizarre throughout the season. People will be surprised once they see where it's all heading.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

Riverdale looks like it'll be a nice place to visit for a few seasons.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…
FILMINK (Australia)
Top Critic

Between the bags of dollar bills, bullet-holed foreheads, and two stellar performances by both Betty and Veronica, there are enough pieces for Riverdale to pass the midtown replacement test.

January 27, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Observer
Top Critic

A dark (can I say "dark" enough here?) teen soap more in the vein of Pretty Little Liars than a comic book come to life.

January 27, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

For many, Riverdale might be an acquired taste. But there's plenty to chew on here.

January 26, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Riverdale is not only coherent but often enthralling, an effectively moody and sometimes perverse melodrama that manages to revel in the high school tropes that Archie helped define decades ago while simultaneously subverting them.

January 26, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
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