Chapter One: The River's Edge
Riverdale Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

"Chapter One" starts off with a bang, but who pulled the trigger?

Episode Info

Premiere of a 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.

Cast & Crew

K.J. Apa
Archie Andrews
Luke Perry
Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
Josie McCoy
Cole Sprouse
Jughead Jones
Lili Reinhart
Betty Cooper
Mädchen Amick
Alice Cooper
Camila Mendes
Veronica Lodge
Madelaine Petsch
Cheryl Blossom
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Chapter One: The River's Edge

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

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

There are enough pieces for Riverdale to pass the midtown replacement test - even if the pilot perhaps killed the wrong ginger boy.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale, CW's bold reimagining of the long running Archie comics, brings all the contradictory, lurid aspects of adolescence to the surface with a dark edge.

Aug 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Knowledge of previous teen dramas certainly makes Riverdale feel more complete, but outside of that, Riverdale succeeds just by being different from The CW's current programming and even Freeform's or MTV's.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Looks like we've got ourselves a murder mystery, folks!

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The CW's version of the bratty, elitist rich girl from the comics is that [Camila] Mendes has been given the green light to fully humanize Veronica. Where she was once evil and manipulative in the comics, now she's empathetic.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Riverdale" manages to do some surprising things with these characters.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It may be a gritty reboot, but it's not actually subverting anything.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale is a bit weird, but in a good way.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We've seen this formula before and when it's done right, it works great. Riverdale is doing it right. So far.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

"Chapter One: The River's Edge" taps into ... feelings of promise, anxiety and hopeful soul-searching, and that's a solid foundation for Riverdale to build on.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

In style, color, tone, score and even plot, the Riverdale pilot brings to mind the first episode of Twin Peaks with great clarity.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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