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Riverdale 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
K.J. Apa ...  Archie Andrews / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Lili Reinhart ...  Betty Cooper / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Camila Mendes ...  Veronica Lodge / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Cole Sprouse ...  Jughead Jones / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Casey Cott ...  Kevin Keller / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Luke Perry ...  Fred Andrews 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Marisol Nichols ...  Hermione Lodge 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Madelaine Petsch ...  Cheryl Blossom / ... 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Mädchen Amick ...  Alice Cooper 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Ashleigh Murray ...  Josie McCoy / ... 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Skeet Ulrich ...  FP Jones 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Consuelos ...  Hiram Lodge 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Martin Cummins ...  Sheriff Tom Keller 29 episodes, 2017-2018
Lochlyn Munro ...  Hal Cooper 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Nathalie Boltt ...  Penelope Blossom 27 episodes, 2016-2018
Vanessa Morgan ...  Toni Topaz 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Charles Melton ...  Reggie Mantle 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Robin Givens ...  Sierra McCoy 22 episodes, 2017-2018
Cody Kearsley ...  Moose Mason 22 episodes, 2016-2018
Jordan Connor ...  Sweet Pea 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Alvin Sanders ...  Pop Tate 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Drew Ray Tanner ...  Fangs Fogarty 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Bryant ...  Principal Waldo Weatherbee 18 episodes, 2017-2018
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Storyline

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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A Great Place to Get Away With It All


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Riverdale Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Ashleigh Murray only had $12 in her bank account when she got the role of Josie. See more »

Quotes

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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Certainly not made for the fans of Archie Comics, but still a good show
31 January 2017 | by Kennykenny181See all my reviews

A lot of the reviews on here seemed to be from Archie fans, so I thought I'd share my perspective; I've only ever read a couple of the comics.

From what I saw in the first episode, this series seems promising. Riverdale seems to be superior to other shows from the CW in a number of aspects. The first thing I noticed was decent cinematography, the shots were beautiful but not in your face. The performances also seemed to be consistently good throughout the cast, with Lili Reinhart and Luke Perry (surprisingly) being the standouts from the episode. The story line is intriguing, and the dialogue is a little better than some other CW shows. However the show does exhibit a fair amount of clinches and a sense of predictability. All in all, Riverdale seems promising and I'm definitely looking forward to the next episode!


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