Riverdale: Season 3 (2018 - 2019)

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Season 3
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Suspend your disbelief and hold on to your beanie: Season 3 of Riverdale is off the rails, and delightfully so.

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Critic Ratings: 6

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User Ratings: 720

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 10, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 17, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 24, 2018
4
Air date: Nov 7, 2018
5
Air date: Nov 14, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 28, 2018
7
Air date: Dec 5, 2018
8
Air date: Dec 12, 2018
9
Air date: Jan 16, 2019
10
Air date: Jan 23, 2019
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At the beginning of Season 3, Archie (KJ Apa) is waiting for the verdict of his trial and decides to spend one last free weekend with Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse). After he's sentenced to two years in jail, Archie is caught in a power struggle inside the prison, while Veronica tries to find a way to break him out. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead investigate a series of strange incidents that seem to be connected, uncovering a weird cult that somehow managed to bring a fantasy game to life.

Cast

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
Gina Gershon
as Gladys Jones
Trinity Likins
as Jellybean "JB" Jones
Riley Keough
as Laurie Lake
Kelly Ripa
as Ms. Mulwray
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (0)

Confidently finding its groove in storylines more outlandish than anything you will find in the comics, Riverdale is still going strong

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's erratic quality can be an asset... but it can also be frustrating because there's constantly a better show buzzing underneath.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Riverdale has finally hit soap-opera bingo.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

My only hope, with just four episodes left in the season, is that this mundanity proves to be a trap, one that will rip us forward in a shocking turn of events.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The third season of Riverdale sees the show moving further from the ensemble feeling of the first, continuing a trend which really started in the middle of the second.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

One of our wishes was always that Riverdale would embrace the inherent insanity in making a dark Archie reboot and amplifiying its silly strangeness. This season it has done so.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riverdale: Season 3

  • Jun 03, 2020
    I just love this show. I know people don't like it. Especially this season, but i absolutely love it. The drama, the characters, the mystery and the storytelling. There isn't anything wrong with it.
  • May 20, 2020
    This season is complete garbage. The storyline is completely out-of-the-blue, throwing off the tone of the series, and the twists aren't interesting nor shocking. They're just dumb and make the story even more convoluted. And to be honest, the story is simply boring because of its lack of any kind of integrity. But the worst part is the script. The "emotional confrontations" are hilariously overdramatic. In fact, every single line is cringe-worthy. And the strained acting doesn't make them any better.
  • May 15, 2020
    Huge disappointment I was a fan of Riverdale (1st season and much of season 2) but then the end of season two and the entirety of season 3 is awful awful awful! From a teen drama (although they all look like adults) to a high school music where although they're all students they practically run the town and order others around. Season 3 was a structural disaster from the beginning of the third season to the end. Starting with Veronica, we have to somehow forget all the romance with Archie and instead she opts for a funny looking nerdy guy. She is running a small business with her nose in the air, wearing ridiculous clothing and super cringey push up bras. Then there's Archies who has been with every girl around, he's desperate and predictable Rocky Balboa like scenes. How can we make Archie hotter I know let's give him his own gym and allow him to walk around with his abs out. Moving onto the over acting Betty - the drama in her life is just hilarious. She's allowed to stand near her convicted killer father, she throws herself at Jug like its some kind of Porno and often just gets in the way. I'm sure just to make things more hormonal she will no doubt mess up again and go after Archie. Lastly, there the former deadbeat JP who lands the Sheriff position (but when ever there's a murder which is sometimes three times a show the police are no where in site) The whole thing is a massive joke! 44% audience score, way too many inconsistencies, too much god awful skin flaunting, bad parenting, absolutely nonsense, it's far too drastic and unrealistic. I cannot see why this was so popular. Oh no wait yeah I can! You can all flirt and flaunt it we get it! You have an endless budget we get it! There's silly gangs that would have in real life got banged up after the first few day's we get that! Stop embarrassing yourselves! And people in Canada and America actually like this haha Rating first season: 9/10 Rating second season: 7/10 Rating third season: 2/10 Diabolical!
  • May 05, 2020
    I loved season 1 and 2, but what the hell where the writers thinking! The plot for season 3 is really strange, and hard to comprehend, the main villain isn't a serial killer, NO it's a demon possessed board game and a bottle of maple syrup. This show has so much potential. I want the old Riverdale back
  • Apr 20, 2020
    This show was so good on the first season, so fresh, i coud not be more disapointed with what has became. The writing is terrible and the plots are not even good anymore, just trash
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Terrible, don't waste your time
  • Mar 30, 2020
    Yep... still can't trust the tomato meter. After a pretty good 2nd season I thought riverdale was actually starting to find it's way, but it lost touch with reality fast in the 3rd season. The gargoyle gang? What a joke. Are kids doing the writing here, or what?
  • Mar 24, 2020
    Amazing i am already at season 4 because of the lockdown
  • Feb 16, 2020
    It was hard to watch, the plot just makes no sense and it comes across as funny rather than dramatic.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    awful, just completely and utterly awful

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