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  • Aug 03, 2020
    Twisted and a lot of fun. Most of the cast is great but Reinhart steals the show.
  • Jul 28, 2020
    Honestly, I don't get why people love this show so much. I'd heard all good things about it, so I watched the first season, and it was all I could do to get through it. The only thing that kept me coming back was to find out who had committed the murder. The mystery was good. Most of the characters, less so. It felt like every single adult (with the exception of Archie's dad) was a twisted, unlikeable, emotionally manipulative or outright abusive jerk. No wonder all the kids were so messed up. Everything was just...too over the top to me. I mean, it's set in the modern day, but Veronica and her pearls? "Archiekins?" (Ugh) They sent Polly to a nunnery, ffs? It felt like the show tried too hard to have a modern setting but still cling to the old Archie comics settings and tropes of that time period, and for me it didn't work. If they'd just let it be truly modern, I would have bought into it and maybe enjoyed it. But I could never put aside the eye-rolling, outdated stuff. It got on my nerves. As far as the teenagers' characterization... Jughead was my favorite, prob because he was the most down-to-earth real person in the whole show. Archie was one of my least favorites...I mean, what did he actually do through the whole season? The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set in this same general universe and holy moly, that show is so much better, so much more believable, and it's a show about witches and magic, for crying out loud! That it's more believable than this one...that's saying something.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    This was such an intriguing season with many interesting sub plots and creative situations.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Riverdale is by no means realistic fiction. Something about the way the characters spew the most bizarre, illogical strings of words known to cinema (looking at you, Veronica Lodge) strikes me as fantastical instead. Having placed Riverdale in the fantasy/adventure genre, Riverdale deserves at least a 6/10 for its clean-cut cinematography and double-guessing plot. I gave it a seven because it made me laugh so much.
  • Jun 14, 2020
    Lately, several teen series with similar premises are being released. Some go for the more everyday style, where there is a group of teenagers that grow and mature over the seasons; and others go to the mystery side, where there is a group of teenagers who try to figure something out for themselves as they grow and mature over the seasons. Riverdale is the second case, but there is no growth and maturation. Not this season. There are characters that get a little change and others remain the same. The character Archie Andrews is the most unlit in the group of protagonists. It doesn't make much difference. It has small dramas involving the family and a constant desire to know where it belongs. But these questions are not well worked out or deepened in the character, something that leaves him behind in the plot. Betty Cooper is the character that has the most prominence and that makes the story go with everything you get into and discover. She didn't captivate me and I don't know why. The character Jughead is quite interesting. At the beginning of the season he was mysterious and had a somewhat radical worldview, but that is explained later by his father's appearance. However, he started to get quite annoyed with his view of himself. "A lone wolf" - this is boring and spoils the character with these cheesy lines. Cheryl Blossom is among the hate and I accept your personality. With others she is an **** and with her family she is the one who suffers. I don't think I had much information about her and what she thinks for me to like the character. Veronica Lodge is the character that is among the protagonists, and is alternating between highlight and non-highlight. She has a very strong personality that resembles that of Cheryl Blossom, something that puts them as enemies here. However, some of his dialogues are worthy of a teenager who thinks she is doing everything right, but who doesn't know anything about what is really happening. What makes me like her is the fact that she is trying to change, and to recognize her place and her mistakes. This makes her a little mature around other young people. The adult cast stands out - without much difficulty - from the youth group. Some have an interesting mystery, others have a very realistic difficulty and others have very significant dramas for the plot. Some very small and others with greater prominence. Fred Andrews is, ethically speaking, the most correct of them all. He tries to do his best in the care of his son Archie, while dealing with problems involving his work. Hermione Lodge is a mother who is trying to start her life in a very strange way after her husband was arrested. She is very neutral if we consider her personality. Blossom parents are a despicable thing. They are totalitarians, oppressors, and they are certainly not a great example of parents. This is the result of Nathalie Boltt's good performances as Penelope Blossom and Barclay Hope as Clifford Blossom. The character with whom I got most attached was Alice Cooper. At the beginning of the story it is very problematic and is poorly understood, but when the story progresses, we are able to understand its actions and personality. She's just a mother who would do anything for the sake of her daughters. The acts she does are not right in the eyes of teenagers, but understandable to the adult world. Riverdale is another teen series involving mystery and that has a range of characters that have not yet shown what they came for.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Even though it breaks the show don't tell rule a little and has some awkward moments in terms of dialogue, this is a great season of television, the characters are ones you can really get invested with, along with a very well though out mystery plot line that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The characters are introduced correctly and thus no one seems to be an obvious culprit. It's entertaining and keeps you guessing.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    This was a new and fresh show with dark themes and dark characters. The show doesn't actively have a lot of humor, but the interactions between some characters are really fun. And when they make some jokes here and there, they are very self-aware of the problems with the show and mention it in their own episodes. Jughead is the best character of any show. He is funny, dark, weird and very entertaining. Some people say it's a typical teen drama show. I mean it has some moments that make you believe so, but overall it isn't. It is a fresh show with a good cast and awesome storytelling.
  • May 12, 2020
    If there was a zero star rating I would put that
  • May 06, 2020
    I found Riverdale to be a fun story with a lot of twists and turns to keep the storyline fresh and continous. Unless for a certain reason that hasn't been explained yet, it seems weird how every parent in this show is twisted and keeping secrets from one another.
  • May 05, 2020
    I liked this season a lot. It's very rare that the 1st season is the best, but that the case with this show. Riverdale season 1 is a great season, but don't expect much later in the series

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