So if you haven’t heard of Riverdale, let alone watched it yet, then you’ve clearly been away from humanity and the internet for too long. Seriously, it’s everywhere. Everyone is watching it!

Just before the finale of The Vampire Diaries, CW introduced us to Riverdale. It’s based from the “Archie Comics” comic book. So, it follows main characters Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. Four teenagers who go to Riverdale High. We jump straight into it after their summer vacation when the town of Riverdale is grieving after the death of Jason Blossom, we learn that Jason and his twin Cheryl were rowing on Sweetwater River when the boat capsized and Jason drowned. However all is not as it seems.

With each episode of Riverdale introducing new plots and twists for each and every character and each storyline thinkable, it can’t help but suck the watcher in. You begin to invest in the characters and each week you’re left with an intense cliff hanger which has you questioning everything you thought you knew about the Riverdale series up to that point.

Even though it’s a “high-schooly” type of show, with drama, it somehow dodges cringe-factors. It’s an easy watch and the cast’s chemistry is great, which is why I think each viewer gets invested. It also is quite a dark series. With lots of skeletons for each character and dark plot twists to the storyline. The acting is also very good, each actor or actress seems to fit each character to a T. So well done casting crew for that one!

I also want to mention the way in how this series was shot. I think that the sets, costume and design, camera shots, just overall whole production is beautifully done. You can tell that there is a very talented crew on board in the production.

Another reason to sway you, the reader, to watch this TV show,  is KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse. That’s right. Cole Sprouse. You know, the kid from Zack and Cody? Well he’s back and better than ever in Riverdale as Jughead Jones. Tune in to watch him and KJ Apa’s (the most beautiful human on earth maybe?) onscreen bromance. So if you’re missing eye-candy Damon Salvatore, fear not as Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) will fill his shoes with his sweet charm and ginger locks.

Author: Ailsa Sinclair

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