Riverdale: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I finally joined the party and gave Riverdale a shot. It’s one of those shows that everybody seems to be talking about at the moment, so let’s try to figure out why!

The Plot:

Based on the famous Archie-comics, Riverdale is now set in the present day. Ready to uncover everybody’s darkest secret the show already kicks off with a death. Was it an accident? Murder?

The Rating:

I don’t know what I had been expecting but it certainly wasn’t this.
From the first moment on, Riverdale gave me intense Twin Peaks vibes (a show I love) and mixes that with some high school drama. I am still not all that sure about the drama bit, but here they try to play with clichées and turn the show into something unique that distinguishes itself from similar productions.

At first, you think you have all the characters figured out but there is more than meets the eye to all of them. I was surprised that Riverdale managed to keep me guessing so much.

On the surface it looks like your regular high school teen drama but if you scratch a little it dark very fast. So, I was delighted to see that Riverdale meets my taste head-on.

The story is smarter and with more twist and turns than I would have expected! Apart from that, I have to say that the visuals stunning. I love the color combinations, the sets, and every single outfit.
By the way, Riverdale also comes with a great soundtrack. As Josie and the Pussycat’s attend the high school and Archie is an inspiring musician, we get lots of cool original songs as well as some covers. I know that in the next season they even did two musical episodes, so I’m curious to see that.

Riverdale is far better than I had expected. I am completely drawn into this Twin-Peaks-esque world and can’t wait to see what’ll happen in the next season!

Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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8 thoughts on “Riverdale: Season 1 – A Review

  1. So I had a lot of fun with this… it is as over the top and dramatic as all hell. Basically it’s a soap opera with really high production value that’s perfect for shoving on when your brain needs turning off. It looks absolutely gorgeous… not just because the cast are almost all almost unnaturally beautiful but also because it’s been treated to retain some of its cartoony feel.

    Where it falls down a bit is that Archie, who is technically the lead character is probably the least interesting character. He’s completely one dimensional and I was far more interested in Jughead, Betty and even Cheryl (who is so hot I want to kill her and wear her skin as a dress…).

    I started and abandoned the second season because it was so bad…

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    • I totally feel you on Cheryl! Jughead is probably my favorite character, I feel like there is so much to explore with him, but they just don’t go there.
      It really does get bad after season 1.

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