Riverdale- Show Review

The CW tv series Riverdale is a very drama-infested, mysterious, and crime-filled show. This show is based on the Archie Comics. Riverdale first appeared on the CW Network in 2017 but transferred onto Netflix in 2019. Riverdale has five seasons, and each episode is about 45 minutes. It is rated TV-14 on Netflix.

This show takes place in a fictional town called Riverdale, where three friends add a fourth one into their group, and they go on numerous adventures. Some fun, some exciting, and some downright terrifying. Lots of tragedy, death, and pain are constantly bestowed upon everyone in Riverdale. Living in a small town like Riverdale doesn’t stop suffering from entering the characters’ lives.

The four main characters in the show, Betty, Archie, Jughead, and Veronica, are all too familiar with loss. The students of Riverdale High will have to navigate the rocky waters of romance, school, and family. High School is supposed to be an amazing experience, but for everyone in Riverdale, High School is the farthest thing from amazing.

Many unexpected plot twists occur throughout the show. Some are pleasant, but most others aren’t.  There have been 79 deaths in the town of Riverdale, 19 of which happened off-screen. The goings-on in Riverdale makes watchers wonder when another tragic death could happen. At the end of most episodes, viewers are left on a cliffhanger. If watchers don’t plan on watching episode after episode, be prepared for being left on the cliffhanger.

The cast of Riverdale consists of Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews,  Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Nathalie Boltt as Penelope Blossom, and Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews.

The filmmakers are coming out with new episodes for season five every week, keeping watchers in suspense. Riverdale is quite intense, but for those who enjoy that kind of thing, this is the perfect show to watch.