Riverdale Review | Libby Edwards

Riverdale Review

by Libby Edwards

After a dramatic and surprisingly well-reviewed 1st season, the hit TV show Riverdale is coming back! The new teen drama, based off of the old 1940’s Archie Comics, first aired in January of 2017 and was added to Netflix in May of the same year. It has now been renewed for a second season, and the cast is revealing all sorts of spoilers.

The first season marked a special occasion: Cole Sprouse's return to acting. He last played Cody Martin on the Disney channel show "Suite Life on Deck." His newest character is the center of teen girl obsession. Jughead Jones is a Holden Caulfield-like rebel whose world changes when he meets the love of his life, Betty Cooper. The TV couple have such good chemistry that fans believe the actors portraying them are secretly dating in real life.

The show follows a group of high school students facing regular teen issues: grades, which boy to date, and the unsolved murder of Jason Blossom—you know, just your everyday kind of problems. The cast is considered by most to be the best part of the show. Usually, when a teen TV show has all 20 and 30 year olds playing high school freshmen, the viewers lose interest. But not in this case.

The first season was action-packed with pedophile teachers, shootouts, and, of course, dinner at Pop's choc-lit Diner. Riverdale is a show guaranteed to always keep you on the edge of your seat and to keep you swooning over the myriad of extremely attractive boys in the cast. Season 2 airs on October 11th—we can't wait to see what they have in store.