Riverdale: Season 5, Part 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
We’re back with Riverdale, taking a closer look at the second half of Riverdale’s season 5. I wasn’t too impressed with the first half, but maybe they manage to redeem themselves?

The Plot:

Okay, so the timehop has happened, we are still in Riverdale. Archie is still over the place, Betty is on the hunt for a serial killer, Jughead needs to get a grip, Veronica tries to get back to being her old self, while I don’t even know what the heck is going on with Cheryl…

The Rating:

What. A. Giant. Clusterfuck.
I don’t have words for how freaking bad this season was. There were moments that has so much potential, this could have been great but overall, I think this is the season I dislike the most so far. This review will feature a lot of spoilers because, believe me, there are *a lot* of things we need to address.

The sheer craziness of some of the plot developments is nothing short of ridiculous. Some episodes were so cringe-worthy, I actually had to stop halfway through to stop halfway through to take a deep breath and a break before finishing. Let’s talk about some of that after the *read more*.

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Riverdale: Season 5, Part 1 – A Review

Hey guys!
For some reason I am still watching the giant trainwreck that is Riverdale. I’ve had my issues with past seasons but there’s always a spark of potential you can see shimmering through. So, here we are again, hoping that the first half of season five was decent!

The Plot:

Picking up where we left of in season 4, this one concludes the mystery encountered. Once that is neatly wrapped up, we do a little time-hop. After seven years away all our favorites return to Riverdale. And – of course – nothing is as it used to be…

The Rating:

Okay, so what was that wrap up of season 4? To be honest, I was very confused after the final episodes of that one as it seemed they had just stopped somewhere in the middle of the season. I guess it only makes sense that the first episodes of season 5 now have to solve that mystery and make sense of what happened. But I wish they had just done that in the last season and started this one with the time hop.

While that’s just a minor, stylistic note I wasn’t a fan of, the bigger problem is the plot. No spoilers, but (why do I feel like I say this in every Riverdale review?!) I’m not sure the grand reveal made much sense. If you think about the logistic and stuff that went into creating the tapes, I just don’t believe that the person who turned out to be responsible could have orchestrated all that. But let’s just move on from that, shall we?

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Riverdale: Season 4 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Another season of Riverdale has come to an end. Due to Covid-19, it, unfortunately, ended sooner than intended but we’ll make do with what we get, right?

The Plot:

As usual, a whole lot of shit goes down in this season. Archie is struggling after his father died and is still trying to figure out what to do with his life. In the meantime, Jughead gets accepted into a fancy prep school which ends up not going according to plan. While Veronica and Cheryl explore new business ventures, some creep with unknown intentions descends onto the town…

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The Rating:

You have no idea how difficult it is to give a halfway decent summary of the plot when a show is so bat-shit crazy and makes as little sense as Riverdale does.

I’m not even going to attempt to avoid spoilers with discussing this season, so consider yourselves warned before clicking the read more button.

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Riverdale: Season 3 – A Review

My darling readers!
I can’t help but keep on watching this train wreck called Riverdale. I thought season 2 took the cake in terms of weirdness but the writers seemingly wanted to top that with season 3. So, let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

While the rest of Betty’s family (that isn’t in jail for being a serial killer) is emerging themselves in a weird cult called “the farm”, Archie is facing trial for a crime he didn’t commit.
In the meantime, Riverdale has to deal with a bigger problem: the mysterious Gargoyle king. Supposedly a figure from the game Griffin’s and Gargoyle’s he has become all too real…

The Rating:

Oh boy, where do I even start?
There’s a shitton of stuff going on in this season and absolutely nothing of it makes any sense.

Before I properly start the review, let me give you a little recommendation. Do yourselves a favor and check out the cast interviews on Youtube. Nobody hates Riverdale more than them (especially Lili Reinhart) and it’s hilarious to watch.

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Riverdale: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
As you know, I hopped onto the Riverdale train and started binging this show. After I was rather smitten with season one, I immediately had to continue with season two. So let’s see whether it is as good!

The Plot:

After the breathtaking cliffhanger from season 1, we return to Riverdale to face a new mystery. The Blackhood is out for blood, but he is not the only dangerous person on the loose in Riverdale…

The Rating:

I really liked season 1, but here my feelings are a little more ambivalent. It was still a good season but definitely not as strong.

For starters, it felt really long. The mystery going on failed to fully transfix me and to hold my attention. About halfway through the season I actually began checking how many episodes I have left because it already felt like I’d been watching forever. While I was constantly on edge with the first season and thrilled to find out how it all would end, I didn’t care all that much with season 2.

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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.

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