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Riverdale 

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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.
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Season 5 Premiere


Wednesday, January 20

Betty and Jughead's investigation into the auteur leads them to a secret underground for red-band screenings. To impress the Naval Academy Commandant, Archie participates in a boxing ...


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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead works on a twisted tale about the gang's revenge fantasy against Principal Honey for all the ...


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Series cast summary:
K.J. Apa ...  Archie Andrews / ... 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Lili Reinhart ...  Betty Cooper / ... 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Camila Mendes ...  Veronica Lodge / ... 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Cole Sprouse ...  Jughead Jones / ... 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Casey Cott ...  Kevin Keller / ... 80 episodes, 2017-2021
Madelaine Petsch ...  Cheryl Blossom / ... 78 episodes, 2017-2021
Mädchen Amick ...  Alice Cooper 73 episodes, 2017-2021
Mark Consuelos ...  Hiram Lodge 64 episodes, 2017-2021
Skeet Ulrich ...  FP Jones 62 episodes, 2017-2021
Marisol Nichols ...  Hermione Lodge 60 episodes, 2017-2021
Vanessa Morgan ...  Toni Topaz 58 episodes, 2017-2021
Charles Melton ...  Reggie Mantle / ... 51 episodes, 2017-2021
Luke Perry ...  Fred Andrews 47 episodes, 2017-2020
Drew Ray Tanner ...  Fangs Fogarty 45 episodes, 2017-2021
Martin Cummins ...  Tom Keller 45 episodes, 2017-2021
Alvin Sanders ...  Pop Tate 43 episodes, 2017-2020
Nathalie Boltt ...  Penelope Blossom 41 episodes, 2017-2020
Ashleigh Murray ...  Josie McCoy / ... 39 episodes, 2017-2019
Lochlyn Munro ...  Hal Cooper 36 episodes, 2017-2019
Jordan Connor ...  Sweet Pea 34 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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Trivia

The name of the teacher recruiting Jughead to the private school, Mr. Chipping, is an homage to the Oscar nominated movie "Goodbye, Mr. Chips". Mr. Chips is a nickname for a beloved teacher, Mr. Chipping, who gains the respect and admiration of his students after a rough start as a new teacher. Robert Donat won an Oscar for his portrayal of Mr Chipping in the original film. See more »

Goofs

When Betty receives the call from the unknown number (The Black Hood) her iPhone rings audibly. When it shows a closeup of her iPhone the mute switch is down, meaning the phone is on silent. 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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Crazy Credits

The episodes from the first season have a 2016 copyright date in the credits. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) 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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Release Date:

26 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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