While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.
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K.J. Apa ...  Archie Andrews / ... 87 episodes, 2017-2021
Lili Reinhart ...  Betty Cooper / ... 87 episodes, 2017-2021
Camila Mendes ...  Veronica Lodge / ... 87 episodes, 2017-2021
Cole Sprouse ...  Jughead Jones / ... 87 episodes, 2017-2021
Casey Cott ...  Kevin Keller / ... 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Madelaine Petsch ...  Cheryl Blossom / ... 82 episodes, 2017-2021
Mädchen Amick ...  Alice Cooper 76 episodes, 2017-2021
Mark Consuelos ...  Hiram Lodge 67 episodes, 2017-2021
Skeet Ulrich ...  FP Jones 64 episodes, 2017-2021
Marisol Nichols ...  Hermione Lodge 63 episodes, 2017-2021
Vanessa Morgan ...  Toni Topaz 59 episodes, 2017-2021
Charles Melton ...  Reggie Mantle / ... 54 episodes, 2017-2021
Martin Cummins ...  Tom Keller 53 episodes, 2017-2021
Drew Ray Tanner ...  Fangs Fogarty 47 episodes, 2017-2021
Luke Perry ...  Fred Andrews 47 episodes, 2017-2021
Alvin Sanders ...  Pop Tate 47 episodes, 2017-2021
Nathalie Boltt ...  Penelope Blossom 45 episodes, 2017-2021
Ashleigh Murray ...  Josie McCoy / ... 39 episodes, 2017-2019
Lochlyn Munro ...  Hal Cooper 37 episodes, 2017-2021
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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. Written by ahmetkozan

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A Great Place to Get Away With It All


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Madelaine Petsch was brought in to audition for Betty, even though the casting directors knew they wanted her for Cheryl all along. See more »

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Polly's pregnancy belly changes through out seasons 1 and 2. See more »

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[tries to open a box in Miss Grundy's car]
Betty Cooper: Bobby pin.
Veronica Lodge: Okay, Ms. MacGyver.
[unlocks box]
Betty Cooper: I learned that from the Nancy Drew detective handbook.
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The episodes from the first season have a 2016 copyright date in the credits. See more »

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Don't Look For Comics In Riverdale
30 January 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

The Archie Comics that originated in the 1940s were rated "G" for Goofy. Maybe not as goofy as "Scooby Doo", but it was a wholesome (you might say "square") universe. A version of "Archie" was even in bubble gum wrappers for a couple of years.

The universe of "Riverdale" is darker, promising that if you look closer, you can see the "shadows underneath". Sounds like "Twin Peaks".

The show features the characters we expect, but they are multi-dimensional, with problems and desires and secrets. Archie sees himself as flawed, but he wants to make music his life and vocation. Betty (his best friend) sees herself as inadequate, but she wants Archie to be more than a friend. Veronica (who just moved to Riverdale), sees herself as plagued by family history and publicity, but she wants to become a better person.

The show is very well cast. Each actor inhabits his character.

In the first episode, various secrets are alluded to, promising even more complications and conflicts than were revealed in the first installment.

Many standard themes of teen dramas are also part of this show, which may make it feel like home for some viewers. Others may grow weary of the usual tropes: the mean head cheerleader, the gay best friend, the closeted gay jock, the handsome athletic main character, the first day at the new school for the outsider. "Glee" explored many of them. And some of them date back to the forties, when Andy Hardy (the original inspiration for Archie comics) entertained us all with his teenage dramas. The show embraces them and even makes fun of them.

The first episode moves quickly, but not so quickly that viewers cannot follow. The foundation is in place for later episodes that can deliver a deliciously dark story that will entertain and allow its actors to blossom in their roles.


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