“Riverdale” Quickly Becomes Cable TV’s Hottest New Thriller


by Grace Frunk – Ad Manager

The CW has recently released a new T.V show, Riverdale, which is vastly becoming a new hit. The show contains the famous Archie Comic Characters. These character look the same, however their personalities are very different from the way any Archie comic fan remembers them being. The show features K.J Apa as Archie Andrew and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes a Veronica Lodge and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy. The show appears inspired by the classic T.V. show “Twin Peaks.” The dark storyline draws viewers with each episode ending on a cliffhanger.
The storyline starts with the murder of Jason Blossom, the twin brother of Cheryl and son of Nathalie and Penelope. Their rich and manipulative family makes the murder of their son a greater mystery. The show takes place current day, in the town of Riverdale. Riverdale is a small town with a gloomy mood. The gang likes to hang at an old local dinner called “pop’s Dinner” which gives a retro feel to setting and at the same time giving the town a history.
Unlike the original Archie Comic, Betty and Veronica are not are spending too much time fighting over Archie. Riverdale includes everything from Student-Teacher affairs to just causal friends blossoming into something more. The show features football, cheerleading and the famous Archie comics “Josie and the Pussycats.” Original and copyrighted music help to better the experience of the show. Archie finds himself involved with music, football and working at his dad’s company, Betty and Jughead team-up to try their hand at solving the murder, and Veronica and the others find themselves slowing piecing together the truth behind the murder of Jason Blossom.
Jughead’s voice over throughout the show, likes to make sure the audience knows that Riverdale was always the picture of perfection, but as the show continues this statement unravels.

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