Riverdale’s freshman season has come to an end. “The Sweet Hereafter,” written by series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, serviced to prepare us for season 2, featured an abundance of character and relationship moments, and left the fate of a main character hanging in the balance. As entertaining and jaw dropping murder mysteries can be, sometimes it’s nice to dial it back and focus on the smaller moments. They jammed a lot into our final 43 minutes with the Riverdale gang so let’s dive in.... to continue reading click here *Published May 11, 2017 TV Source Magazine
Riverdale revealed the identity of the killer behind its season-long murder mystery in the penultimate episode of Season One. With one last episode in the season remaining, there are more mysteries and secrets left to unravel. Where are the writers going with all of this? We speculate on the season finale of Riverdale and where the series goes in Season 2.... to continue reading click here *Published May 8, 2017 TV Source Magazine
Wow. Ok. That was intense. The penultimate episode of Riverdale promised to deliver and boy did it ever. We now know the identity of Jason’s killer. We had to go through a roller coaster of emotions, false revelations, curve balls, and OMG moments before we got there. Let’s dive into the Riverdale Recap for “Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder.”... to continue reading click here *Published May 5, 2017 TV Source Magazine
It’s Homecoming and Reunion weekend at Riverdale High and everyone has a lot on their plate (and no I don’t mean hamburgers). This episode, written by creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, kicks off with a completely overwhelmed Betty planning the dance and dealing with her overbearing mother. Mary Andrews adjusts to being back in Riverdale by spending some time catching up with Archie, while Hermione and Veronica get the “good news” that Hiram will be released soon. Jughead returns to the trailer park with coffee and donuts to find a clean house and a fresh shaven F.P. It seems as though all is looking up in the Jones house, F.P. even read Jughead’s manuscript... to continue reading click here *Published April 28, 2017 TV Source Magazine
Riverdale is based on characters from the Archie Comics series that’s been around for 75 years. If you’re familiar with Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead; you probably entered this show with expectations of how they might be portrayed. If you’re looking for the comic book core four, you may or may not be disappointed. The characters in the comics are fun but somewhat one dimensional; while that’s cute and all for a 10-15-page comic, it’s not really something that translates to a multi-episode television show. Jughead can’t just walk around eating hamburgers nor can Betty and Veronica chase after Archie every episode.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator and writer of Riverdale, also chief creative director of Archie Comics, does a great job of fleshing out these characters into fully formed individuals with thoughts, opinions, backstories, and secrets. The show kicks off with a dead body, that of one Jason Blossom. The investigation into his murder drives the story telling throughout season 1. If you’re just catching up or thinking about checking out Riverdale, here’s what’s been going on so far... click to continue reading *Published April 2017 Tv Source Magazine