TV Series: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Written by TrentTX on April 13, 2017
There is a lot to like about Riverdale, but it may not be right for the most loyal fans of the Archie comics. There are major changes here as Archie is updated to current American culture. Still, the core relationships ring true. The cast is outstanding with some familiar faces among the parents. The central focus of season 1 is a murder mystery. Although somewhat unexpected for Archie and the gang, the story effectively introduces the characters and relationships while establishing a Riverdale universe that will serve the series well for many seasons to come if renewal beyond season 2 occ... read the rest.