I also liked the ultimate message of Riverdale. Betty (in addressing the 75th anniversary jubilee attendees) summed it up by saying that essentially everyone was Riverdale. You can't just take the good, but the bad characters as well. Stop hiding behind lies and facades and pretending that things are greater than they actually are. This is a very relevant idea to anyone that has combed the curated pages of a normal Facebook feed. We live in a day and age where people are able to influence public perception by simply posting things on social media. It doesn't matter if we live misery-riddled lives because no one will ever see the dark underbelly. They won't ever see the truth, because (as Jack Nicholson famously yelled, "We can't handle the truth."
The thing I enjoyed most about Riverdale was that it showed us these wonderful young people and put them in terrible situations of suicide, murder, fraud, drug-trafficking, and rape. How could you go wrong with fiction like that? Bring on season 2. Oh and for those of you who haven't seen it, the entire season hits Netflix on Thursday, so you can totally binge watch all of Riverdale. You even get some extra stuff with Cole Sprouse (as Jughead Jones) eating a hamburger. I guess there was some fan outrage that Jughead wasn't pictured on screen enough wolfing down burgers.
And a whole generation of young people will have no idea it's based on a really old comic.ReplyDelete
I never read any Archie comics; they always looked lame.ReplyDelete
I read Archie. Is Jughead part of the series?ReplyDelete
This show isn't even on my radar at the moment.ReplyDelete
I'm seriously behind on shows I really like, so it's doubtful I'll get to this one.
I will certainly let my children(now adults) know about Riverdale. They will certainly enjoy it. I read a lot of Archie comics only as a mom , just to make sure that my kids were not reading any thing bad. LOLReplyDelete
Sounds like this show has some good ideas going for it, but I'm afraid it sounds too teenage-y for an oldish lady like me. But if you enjoy it, Mike, I'm glad.ReplyDelete