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A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
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Series cast summary:
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 Archie Andrews (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Betty Cooper (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Veronica Lodge (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Jughead Jones (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Hermione Lodge (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Fred Andrews (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Kevin Keller (35 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Cheryl Blossom (34 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Alice Cooper (34 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Josie McCoy (29 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 FP Jones (28 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Hal Cooper (21 episodes, 2017-2018)
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After the death of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins on the 4th of July, the small town of Riverdale investigates the murder. The series starts in September, the beginning of a new school year, that brings with it new students, relationships, and reveals the mysteries of the past 4th of July.

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It was announced that Ross Butler would be departing the series after Season 1 due to other project commitments, with the role having to be recast for Season 2. It was announce a day after the Season 1 finale that Charles Melton''s would be Ross Bulter successor. See more »

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Betty Cooper: I'm not gonna ask what you did with Veronica at Cheryl's. I'm asking you now, right now, if you love me, Archie, or even like me?
Archie Andrews: Of course I love you, Betty. But I can't give you the answer you want.
Betty Cooper: Why?
Archie Andrews: You are so perfect. I've never been good enough for you. I'll never be good enough for you.
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This isn't the 1950s Archie...
11 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But in case you haven't been paying attention lately. The comic books aren't your 1950s Archie either any more. Archie, Jughead and the rest of the gang have been updated and dropped into the "real" world both in the comics and now on television.

I was never much of an Archie fan, leaning more towards the superhero and horror genres when I was younger, but I was aware of Archie on the periphery of my comic book reading habits. Occasionally I'd read a book or two but they never struck me as something I wanted to read regularly. So when this series was announced I went in with a little bias and actually didn't want to like it. I had too many shows competing for my time as it was. But I decided to give it a shot. I wanted to see what this updated, teen drama Archie had to offer.

Immediately, with the murder mystery I started getting a Rob Thomas Veronica Mars vibe from it and that is not a bad thing. Riverdale was suddenly layered and mysterious, yet still filled with characters you knew from Archie and Betty, to Pops and the Pussycats. These were people you could identify with with actual personalities beyond the pulp four color comic book world you remember them from. And they were eyeball deep in a mystery that had real consequences. And we got to learn about not just the "gang", but also their parents and some periphery characters that were rarely touched on in the comics. And best of all, the goofy sidekick Jughead is a much more interesting character and the narrator of the series showing him to be an intelligent person far beyond the hamburger munching cartoon of a character he is in the books.

I have just finished the season finale and look forward to the next season. It far exceeded my expectations.


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