Riverdale

Wednesdays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

Wednesdays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

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Mar 7, 2017: The CW renewed Riverdale for Season 2!

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s2e3 The Watcher in the Woods
October 25, 2017
Archie gets frustrated by the lack of progress made in catching his father's shooter, so he takes matters into his own hands to send the gunman a message. Meanwhile, Veronica is thrilled when Hiram's attempt to start fresh means she gets to introduce him to her friends, including Archie. Elsewhere, Jughead starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni, while Kevin's attempt at having a little fun causes Betty to grow concerned for his safety.
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Watch Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2 - Nighthawks

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s2e2 Nighthawks
October 18, 2017
With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever. Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica approach Cheryl and Josie for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s attempt to find FP a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions. Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram and Hermoine.
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Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 1 - The River's Edge

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s1e1 The River's Edge
January 26, 2017
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad Fred’s footsteps — despite his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Weighing heavily on his mind is also his fractured friendship with budding writer Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooperis anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves, which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, but Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty.
Series Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 1 - The River's Edge
s1e1 The River's Edge
January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
The River's Edge
Series Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 2 - A Touch of Evil
s1e2 A Touch of Evil
February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017
A Touch of Evil
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 3 - Body Double
s1e3 Body Double
February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017
Body Double
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 4 - The Last Picture Show
s1e4 The Last Picture Show
February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017
The Last Picture Show
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 5 - Heart of Darkness
s1e5 Heart of Darkness
February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
Heart of Darkness
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 - In a Lonely Place
s1e7 In a Lonely Place
March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
In a Lonely Place
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 8 - The Outsiders
s1e8 The Outsiders
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017
The Outsiders
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 9 - La Grande Illusion
s1e9 La Grande Illusion
April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017
La Grande Illusion
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 10 - The Lost Weekend
s1e10 The Lost Weekend
April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017
The Lost Weekend
Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 13 - The Sweet Hereafter
Season Finale
Watch Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1 - A Kiss Before Dying
s2e1 A Kiss Before Dying
October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017
A Kiss Before Dying
Season Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2 - Nighthawks
s2e2 Nighthawks
October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017
Nighthawks
Watch Riverdale Season 2 Episode 3 - The Watcher in the Woods
s2e3 The Watcher in the Woods
October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017
The Watcher in the Woods

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The interesting setting and built in audience from the comic may be the only thing that saves this show from it's many flaws. While the actresses who play Betty and Veronica put out great performances, their scenes are often an oasis in the cliched plot points and god awful dialog from the rest of the cardboard cut-out cast. The cheese in the dialog is heavy and reminded me of the worst parts of CW shows like "Supernatural" and the modern DC series. You likely won't get much reaction from the emotional scenes unless you tear up reading fortune cookies and hallmark cards. They make a half-hearted attempt to discuss some social issues. From Betty's Gay friend, Cheerleader saying its "so 1994" to be bisexual for attention, Archie getting molested by a teacher etc. but it all falls pretty flat and seems contrived. For instance, the gay best friend, like usual, is reduced to little more than a gay stereotype for Betty to bounce lines off of. "OMG isn't Archie the hottest! He has a 6 pack, omg its so FAB. Did I mention I'm gay? I'm not sure if i was clear enough, maybe I should mention it a couple of more times" It was a pretty big step back in my opinion. I usually applaud shows for even making an attempt but this is really just a big step backward. For god sake put a little effort into it, and try to write something original. Not all gay culture is defined by being sassy and talking to women about "boys". This might play well with the CW crowd, or easily influenced teens who want to jump on the "2edgy4U" bandwagon but I don't think it has the legs to carry it much past a first season without some serious recasting and a new writing team.
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YA shows usually mean for me - YAWN - but I really enjoyed this. There were enough interesting characters, goings on, backstories and literary and pop culture references to keep me laughing. Archie is like a younger Hemsworth brother. When did teens become so immaculately/expensively dressed? What can I say, *faints in surprise* I just really enjoyed the first episode. Not your average YA show.
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