2017-2018 Arts & Entertainment — 12 December 2017
Riverdale gets intense

By: Calvin Hien

The show “Riverdale,” which airs on CWTV every Wednesday, is about a group of high-schoolers from a small town that solves a murder case. There are currently only two seasons. The show is new, however, it is a spinoff of the “Archie” comics series.

The show is different from other high school shows because it is very intense to have normal high school students roaming around town to solve a murder. Just from the beginning of the show, it shows that it will be interesting by showing who got killed. The show is similar to other shows about high school like “Teen Wolf” because there is still a love plot, and drama.

Every episode has twists and turns that make you want to catch up with the show weekly without missing a single episode. I wanted to find out what’s going on in Archie (KJ Apa) the main character’s love life, or who killed Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines).

A thing I did not like towards the end of Season 1 was that they revealed who the killer was, whereas I thought they would drag out the show to reveal who the killer was in the second season. I did not suspect the killer at all; the reveal was jaw-dropping. Still, the producer ended Season 1 with a cliffhanger when an important character was unexpectedly shot.

The show is not all excitement, however; some scenes, such as when Archie and his dad have a lengthy conversation about Archie’s teacher, it drags out the importance of the conversation.

I would recommend everyone that is above the age of 13 to watch “Riverdale” because the show has a lot of violence, and it is not appropriate for people under that age to watch it. The show will have everyone addicted to the show right off the bat. Although there are too many talking scenes, overall it’s pretty good.

Overall Grade: B

 

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