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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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The characters and setting of the long-running "Archie" comic series get a modern, neo-noir update in the premiere season of The CW's teen drama-mystery series. The events following the murder of a beloved classmate, prompt Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and the rest of Riverdale's residents to take a closer look at the scandals and secrets lurking under the seemingly wholesome, all-American surface of their hometown. Starring Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa and Lili Reinhart.


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
Mädchen Amick
as Alice Cooper
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
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
Skeet Ulrich
as FP Jones
Hayley Law
as Valerie
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale: Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (29)

The abundance of intrigue and the generally likeable, layered characters make it worth checking out.

March 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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…

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

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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

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

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The old Archie comic book characters have been morphed into millennials in this mega-melodramatic TV series. It's one of TV's finer guilty pleasures.


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