This week’s show is Riverdale. It’s a modern twist on Archie those old school classic comics that everyone used to read while waiting in line at the grocery store.
Riverdale features the same characters as the Archie comics, we have our loveable red-head Archie; the girl next door, Betty; a New York socialite, Veronica; Jughead, the kid from the wrong side of the tracks and the wealthy Blossom twins. We even get to see Josie and the Pussycats in recurring roles throughout the show.
The show opens with the tragic death of Jason Blossom. We’re told one story about his untimely end, but soon learn that there’s a lot more going on under the surface. The show pulls us into a whirlwind of a murder mystery with our ragtag gang of teenagers trying to solve it Scooby Doo style.
Intermingled with dark tragedy is budding relationships, the uncovering of family secrets and a dash of taboo teacher-student relationships. Here are three reasons why I think you should check out Riverdale, a Netflix Original.
1) The cliff-hangers. With the murder mystery driving the plot in season one, each episode leaves the audience thinking a different character has pulled the trigger. It isn’t until the very end that we finally find out who the real murderer is.
2) The b -plots. I mean if teens solving problems meant for professional adults isn’t really your thing. Then all of the sideline family drama, school drama, and relationship drama will keep your butt planted firmly to the couch and your eyes glued to the screen.
3) The acting. At first, it was a bit painful. I found the actors unconvincing and their attempts at seriousness comical. But I’ve got to say, the dialogue and style of delivery grew on me and the actors seemed to blossom into their roles rather quickly.
And there you have it! Check back next week for another best flick on Netflix recommendation!
Who is your favorite character on Riverdale? We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours!