A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
I loved the premiere!!! It's clear the show knows what it wants to be, and that is a suburban Gossip Girl divided by Sweet Valley High raised to the power of Twin Peaks. It’s dark, it’s weird, and, most importantly, it’s entertaining as hell. It's also a classic satire of the teen soap genre, practically spelling out the archetype of each main character, while also fully embracing it. The PLL/Twin Peaks murder mystery is such a perfect way to start this type of show... on one hand you have the cheesy drama/sex-filled Pretty Little Liars feel to it, and on the other it's a complete wonky mystery with just enough oddball characters in the small quaint town of Riverdale to give it that dark humour of Twin Peaks.
Also love that they are including many more characters from the comic books series (Josie & the Pussycats, and Sabrina Spellman later on in the season (so i've heard))
Check it out!! Airing on The CW - Thursday's @ 9pm & streaming on Netflix Canada every Friday