Riverdale is headed to The CW, and fans of teen dramas can hardly wait for it to air. Loosely based on the classic Archie comics, the show is reportedly a more realistic and contemporary look at the town. It is also being pegged as the next big thing on TV.
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch Riverdale
1. It is inspired by several iconic shows.
As Screener TV pointed out, Riverdale not only borrows from the rebooted Archie comics. It is also taking some pointers from shows like Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl and Twin Peaks. The first two bring the teen angst and drama, while the last one brings in the dark stuff.
2. The show has characters you cannot help but love.
It might just be an adaptation, but Archie fans will still be getting Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes). There is also Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and Kevin Keller (Casey Cott). The former is the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats, while the latter is Archie comics’ first openly gay character.
3. There are mysteries set to be unraveled.
To be clear, Riverdale is not another Supernatural. But there is a mystery that has to be solved at the heart of the show – the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, the town’s resident Golden Boy. Aside from that, viewers will be drawn into whatever troubled girl-next-door Betty is hiding and the rift that occurred between former best friends Archie and Jughead.
There have been rumblings that Riverdale will not be like the sunshiny town from the original comics but will be grittier, darker and will deal with relevant subjects. The show is being produced by Greg Berlanti, the brains from such successful TV shows like Dawson’s Creek, Arrow and its spinoffs The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Riverdale is expected to be aired on Jan. 26, Thursday, on The CW.
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