Last week, ‘Riverdale’ debuted on Netflix in Canada, with new episodes added every week after they air in the US. And yes, I’m talking about the fictional town of Riverdale from the world of Archie Comics. This is a live-action show set in the ‘Archie’ universe. As strange as it sounds, it actually kind of works. It’s a teen-drama, but it’s filled with a lot of mystery like ‘Twin Peaks’. In fact, the first episode even starts out with a murder a la Laura Palmer in the aforementioned ‘Twin Peaks’.
All your favourite characters are in the show. There’s the holy trinity of Archie (played by KJ Apa), Betty (Lil Reinhart), and Veronica (Camila Mendes). Plus, the whole show is narrated by Mr. Jughead Jones. There’s even plenty of characters in the Archie universe that have recurring roles including Reggie, Moose, Big Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Lodge, Miss Grundy, and even Josie and the Pussycats!
I’m not saying you are going to like this show if you grew up on Archie comics, but it’s cool to see the characters come to life in a totally different way. And don’t worry, the show is in good hands. It’s written by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Check out the trailer!