R is for Riverdale

There are many television shows on all kinds of networks and subscription services. So many, in fact, you may not be able to decide which to watch next. If that’s the case, I have a recommendation for your next binge watching session. My favorite thriller and drama on both the CW and Netflix is “Riverdale.” You may have heard of it and passed it by, thinking it looked like a corny, unrealistic show. And you would be right, it is corny and unrealistic, but that is part of its charm.

 

Riverdale first appeared on the CW in 2016, telling the story about the alarming death of a boy named Jason Blossom and the intertwined stories of all the dysfunctional families in Riverdale. “Riverdale” was such a success that it came back for not only a second season, but also a third season that started airing, October 10th on the CW.

The show has many different plot lines for characters. Most of the main characters in the show are teenagers in high school. All of them have different backgrounds and some are worse than others. Such as the sister of Jason Blossom, Cheryl. Cheryl Blossom is in my opinion one of the most interesting characters in Riverdale. She is mean, cold and holds in a lot of anger. Some of those feelings probably come from Cheryl’s family and her upbringing. The Blossom family is not a perfect family at all, giving her character a broad range of depth and emotion as the show progresses. One of the main characters Archie isn’t who he seems either. He gets involved in a very scandalous situation. Veronica who is the new girl at Riverdale high is seen as the enemy at school. Betty, the girl next door to Archie is not the perfect girl that everyone thinks and Jughead is a teen who is struggling with his families background.

If you want a thriller that has you on the edge of your seat, then “Riverdale” is the show for you. Seasons 1 and 2 of “Riverdale” can be binged on Netflix, while Season 3 of “Riverdale” is on the CW Wednesdays 9/8c.

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