Growing up we loved Archie comics! Not only were they hilarious, but they contained–and to this day–the greatest love triangle in fictional history between Archie (K.J. Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), and Veronica (Camila Mendes)!
The CW has reformatted the popular comic strip into a teen drama/suspense thriller, set in the comics’ fictional town of Riverdale.
All your favorites are there too; including Reggie (Ross Butler) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse), who also narrates the story. Here, the denizens of Riverdale are reeling from the murder of Cheryl Blossom’s twin brother, set against the backdrop of your typical high school romances, popularity contests, drama, and problems.
The show is very well written; and the dark twist of murder added to it gives it a more realistic take. This marks the first time Archie Comics characters have been brought to life. Beyond the writing we love the cast! An updated Black Josie & The Pussycats, super hot Archie, and a murder mystery? What more can we ask for?
These young actors are so great at recreating this world for a new generation we forget they were ever comic book characters. Riverdale is not the first, and surely won’t be the last, comic book series The CW brings to life, but it is the first non-superhero one. As you recall, Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow currently dominate the network. This would explain why they have grouped it on the same night as Supernatural.
The show has been met with mostly positive reviews, garnering an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stating “Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.“Just be sure you catch Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and more every Thursday night at 8 PM EST! Let us know what you think of the series below and Happy Viewing!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning