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Chapter One: The River's Edge



Critic 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.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
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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.

January 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.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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

August 30, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | 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.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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

April 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.

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

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