Riverdale

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Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Riverdale follows all-American teen Archie Andrews, budding writer Jughead Jones, focused singer Josie McCoy, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and new student, Veronica Lodge. As a new school year begins, nothing feels the same after the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.
Starring
KJ ApaLili ReinhartCamila Mendes
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Chapter One: “The River's Edge”
    January 25 2017
    47min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from a student’s death. Archie Andrews is an all-American teen, but the town tragedy made him realize a few things.
  2. 2. Chapter Two: “A Touch of Evil”
    February 1 2017
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    New details of Jason’s death emerge, and Jughead stumbles on a secret Archie was hoping to keep hidden. Plus, plans for the annual fall pep rally move forward.
  3. 3. Chapter Three: “Body Double”
    February 8 2017
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cheryl enters a cloud of suspicion surrounding her brother’s death and Archie makes a decision that strains his relationship with Miss Grundy. Plus, Betty revives the school paper.
  4. 4. Chapter Four: “The Last Picture Show”
    February 15 2017
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    New information threatens Betty and Archie’s relationship, Veronica confronts her mother about her meeting with a Southside Serpent, and Alice tries to destroy Archie’s image.
  5. 5. Chapter Five: "Heart of Darkness"
    February 22 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Blossom family has a secret agenda as they prepare for Jason’s funeral. Betty and Veronica unearth family secrets and Hermoine receives a message from the Southside Serpents.
  6. 6. Chapter Six: "Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!"
    March 1 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Betty and Jughead’s investigation into Jason’s death brings them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly and an unexpected betrayal sends Veronica spiraling.
  7. 7. Chapter Seven: "In a Lonely Place"
    March 8 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Rumors swirl as to who was really behind Jason’s murder and tensions build when Jughead’s father returns to the fray. Plus, Cheryl approaches Betty with an unexpected proposal.
  8. 8. Chapter Eight: “The Outsiders”
    March 29 2017
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Fred loses his construction crew and when Archie and his friends offer to help, one of them is attacked. Plus, Jughead is worried about how his friends will react to his secret.
  9. 9. Chapter Nine: "La Grande Illusion"
    April 5 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Archie receives helpful information from Cheryl about Betty’s sister, Hermione is conflicted about telling Fred the truth, and Alice is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms.
  10. 10. Chapter Ten: "The Lost Weekend"
    April 12 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Archie’s plans to win Valerie back are derailed by Betty’s party for Jughead and Veronica contemplates whether she should participate in the deposition to get her Dad released.
  11. 11. Chapter Eleven: "To Riverdale and Back Again"
    April 26 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alice turns to Betty, Archie and Veronica for help with the Jason Bloom investigation and Jughead considers giving his father another chance. Plus, Fred reconsiders his divorce.
  12. 12. Chapter Twelve: "Anatomy of a Murder"
    May 3 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Archie and Veronica need to come clean to their parents about what they uncovered, and Jughead reluctantly joins them in a quest for truth. Meanwhile, Cheryl confronts her mom.
  13. 13. Chapter Thirteen: "The Sweet Hereafter"
    May 10 2017
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Archie and Veronica grow closer, Betty confronts her mother, and Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation. Plus, the truth about the Blossom family business is revealed.

Bonus (3)

  1. Bonus: Riverdale: Trailer
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    January 25 2017
    36sec
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Riverdale follows all-American teen Archie Andrews, budding writer Jughead Jones, focused singer Josie McCoy, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and new student, Veronica Lodge.As a new school year begins, nothing feels the same after the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.
  2. Bonus: On The Set
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    January 25 2017
    2min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Riverdale follows all-American teen Archie Andrews, budding writer Jughead Jones, focused singer Josie McCoy, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and new student, Veronica Lodge.As a new school year begins, nothing feels the same after the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.
  3. Bonus: Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
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    January 25 2017
    8min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Riverdale follows all-American teen Archie Andrews, budding writer Jughead Jones, focused singer Josie McCoy, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and new student, Veronica Lodge.As a new school year begins, nothing feels the same after the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.

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Supporting actors
Marisol NicholsMadelaine PetschAshleigh MurrayMädchen AmickLuke Perry
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2017
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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DarylReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I've been having a pretty rough time as of late
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I've been having a pretty rough time as of late. Between school and work and family my stress is at an all time high. But then came this little gem - it's so much fun just to unwind with a bunch of teens trying to solve a murder while figuring out who goes to prom with who. Great job CW!
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ShieldsReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow!
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I LOVED this show so much I was compelled to share some brief thoughts on it.

First of all, I never read an Archie comic growing up or really ever had the desire to. Archie was and always is a very popular pop culture icon so I had always had the image of Archie and his pals but didn't know anything about them beyond what they looked like.

That being said, I decided to order this show, an Archie art coffee table book, and a couple of the trade paperbacks for the most recent runs of the series due to Archie always being named as an important influence by alternative cartoonists I love and admire.

Wow! I found myself saying that many times while watching this series. I was expecting a bright Saved By the Bell-esque show based on what the comics look like (even the modern runs). That I did not get, but what I did was something way more up my alley in terms of personal taste. This show is like a combination of old film noir/David Lynch (specifically Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks)/John Waters campyness and overall meloDRAMA!

Although Riverdale takes place on planet Earth and in the USA this show is pure fantasy. Each episode is so outrageous with the things/events that seem to happen, but I this is definitely why I enjoy it so much. Also, the soundtrack and score is just fantastic.

I kinda feel bad for fans who might have been looking for a more faithful adaptation, but that definitely wouldn't have been a show I'd been interested in.

*Slight Spoiler*
The character of Jughead is an openly out "asexual" in the current run in the comics but not in this show. I was disappointed by that because asexual representation in media is almost non-existent. That uniqueness would've added to the greatness of this series.
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Bryan J KeehneReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This comic reboot beats all others !!
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This has been the best reboot of the ages !! I have always loved the Archieverse .But this was a spot on modern version to bring the gang into the modern age . Casting is great and the storyline evolved at a perfect pace .Sadly they will not be bringing Sabrina to it ( She will be on Netflix ).But the second season has started out great .Hope we see Jellybean ( Juggs baby sis ) soon and more with Kevin Keller and Moose .Watch and enjoy this reinvention of Archie meets Twin Peaks 💖
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JMR1022Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Welcome to Riverdale
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First season of Riverdale. It's Cruel Intentions meets Poison Ivy with Archie characters added to the mix. Who killed Jason Blossom? That's the main plot for this season with beloved characters reimagined in the "today" setting with intrigue and other teenage drama. Yes, the Archie-Betty-Veronica dynamic is there but not as much from what I saw but overall it's decent.

The one character that brings out this show is Cheryl Blossom, even though she is really meta with the hashtag game. Just remember that this isn't full on hijinks Archie. I'd say this is for the teenage, early 20's crowed but, of course, everyone can watch if you want some suspense of Archie.
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Big MommaReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hooked
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The Archie comic books aren't as much fun to read when you are a grownup, when they captivated you in childhood. I could not imagine adapting the comics to the screen and keeping the same repetitive simple plots and interactions from the page.

So glad that is not the case! The scriptwriters kept the outlines of the characters, physically and psychologically (except for the gay guy - don't remember any hints of gayness in the comics!) and made the town a little more sinister while keeping it wholesome. The colors saturate the screen, the music is perfect (thank you, Blake Neely) and we learn a lot of unpleasant things about the families of Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Archie.

I planned to watch a few episodes and decide whether the series earns all the accolades given - it does. Not far into season 1, there is a scene that takes place during a football game in gentle rain at night. I almost felt tears starting when I remembered nights like this - the bright lights, the dark sky, the light showers, and the enthusiastic players, all behind the peppy energetic cheerleading squad, front and center. With that episode, it was decided - I was hooked.
KC MaseReviewed in the United States on August 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Riverdale is easily one of my favorite shows
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Riverdale is easily one of my favorite shows. It's cinematography is great, and so are the montages.

I bought the blu-Ray, so quick run down of what you get:
-All thirteen episode
-5 featurettes: Two on making the show, two which are full versions of what was filmed for two different songs, and The Comic Con panel.
-Gag Reel
-Deleted scenes from all but two episodes. These range from little 30 seconds bits to what's basically an alternate ending to the season.

It's a great release, and I'd highly recommend it to fans of the show.
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TimothyReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
off the rails, in a very good way
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This show is nuts! It's even more unbelievable than 'Arrow', which I also enjoy immensely. The creators have taken the classic Archie Comics characters and thrown them into a strange, modern hyper-reality where everything changes in the blink of an eye, and no one can feel safe for long. Great cast, fast pacing, and an imaginative, over-the-top story line make this a fun thrill-ride of a show. It is awesome to get this on Blu-Ray Disc for easy-to-access repeated viewings.
RenterReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Way better than expected.
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My expectations were guarded. Given how some previous reboots turned out, I am pleasantly surprised at how entertaining this episode was, and will definitely watch more. The series is billed as a mashup of a Twin Peaks story-line starring Archie comics characters, and it certainly does follow the advertising promises. It's written by the same person who penned the Afterlife with Archie comics, so there is a proven track record that Aguirre-Sacasa can take these characters down a dark road that a viewer would want to follow. In this iteration, Jason Blossom (Cheryl's twin) disappears on a boating outing and the town of Riverdale reels in the aftermath. Archie has come back from summer break ripped and angsting over a summer tryst, Betty is thinking about confessing her crush with the encouragement of her GBF, Veronica just rolled into town to escape a family scandal back in NYC, and Josie and the Pussycats are working on building their brand. And Jughead, the high school historian, is writing about all of it. The cinematography is dreamy and creative enough that you hardly notice the budgetary restraints, the writing is a bit precious but overall very sharp, and the casting of the parents is downright inspired (hello Madchen Amick and Luke Perry). I would venture to say that this will ease the approaching loss of Teen Wolf from my TV viewing schedule. It's not supernatural (yet - this creative team has gone there before with this property, so I wouldn't be surprise if it does happen) and it doesn't have that 'don't open that door' scariness (although that could also happen), but it does have a similar night shoot spookiness and record-scratch surprises in the plotting. I recommend giving it a chance if you like Teen Wolf.
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