Riverdale

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Bet you didn’t see this one coming.

Riverdale is interesting… I was never a huge fan of the Archie Comics growing up, though I remember reading a couple. Apparently, the show is a dark take on them, though that implies to me that someone out there thinks that a non-dark take on the comics would actually be made into a TV show in this day and age of Scandal and Hannibal…

The cast is so absolutely beautiful and I’m not sure how I feel about that. Something about their appearance or maybe the lighting really calls to mind those 1950s vacuum ads for housewives.

Hands down, my favorite actress and character is Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge. What a breath of fresh air, especially after suffering through Archie as the football-player-who’s-sensitive-and-deep-because-he-plays-music spiel. Where have I seen that before?

The show overall is a rather soapy romp through yet another murder mystery. Are there really that many murder mysteries these days? Or maybe I just watch too many crime shows? Might have to make a moratorium on those too…

Riverdale is nothing extraordinary. Fun and beautiful to look at? Yes. Actually suspenseful and intriguing? Not so much.

 

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