TV Review: Riverdale

by ELANA POCRESS

Since the launch of the first season of Riverdale earlier this year, the teen drama has drawn in devoted viewers each week. Among the many shows that have high school students eager to tune in every week, Riverdale truly stands out. Despite the fact that it is only just starting season two, it has already garnered millions of fans. Maybe it’s the looks of the actors and actresses, or the keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat plot, but Riverdale is a show that definitely does not disappoint; especially after the season two premiere.

Riverdale is also getting critical praise. The New York Times, Variety, and Entertainment Tonight are calling the show “haunting”, “addictive”, and “shocking”. Deviating from the 1940’s Archie Comics on which the show is based, Riverdale has an intense murder mystery entangled into the storyline but is nonetheless a relatable show. Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and Betty deal with the complexity of relationships while testing the boundaries of their friendships. Last season, the gang of friends worked together to find the murderer of Jason Blossom while simultaneously making new friendships and strengthening old ones.

In this season, the characters face a new murder mystery, just after solving the murder from season one. If the rest of season two is anything like the first episode, we can expect more chilling, jaw dropping episodes that will keep viewers in suspense. In terms of ratings, this season is expected to do even better than last season, with the season premiere drawing in an impressive 2.3 million viewers. So, if you’re someone who enjoys a show with drama and suspense, with roots of love and mystery, then Riverdale is definitely the show for you.