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Riverdale: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.


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The characters and setting of the long-running "Archie" comic series get a modern, neo-noir update in the premiere season of The CW's teen drama-mystery series. The events following the murder of a beloved classmate prompt Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and the rest of Riverdale's residents to take a closer look at the scandals and secrets lurking under the seemingly wholesome, all-American surface of their hometown. Starring Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa and Lili Reinhart.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Mädchen Amick
as Alice Cooper
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
Casey Cott
as Kevin Keller
Skeet Ulrich
as FP Jones
Hayley Law
as Valerie
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale: Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (30)

Riverdale, an enjoyable and moody teen series for adults who love teen series, a group of which I consider myself a member, is a fascinating splash in the ongoing remake deluge.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Riverdale can be overwrought at times and even too transparently politically correct at others. But it's also crisply entertaining and particularly well-cast with respect to the pivotal roles.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It's] a lot of fun, but what I like most so far is that Betty's much more than a ponytail, Veronica's not nearly as spoiled as I remember, and together they're navigating friendship and romantic rivalry in what I'd like to think are 21st century ways.

January 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Well done, but formulaic. Nevertheless, a long run seems assured.

January 24, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are so many interesting storylines in the first season. The plot keeps getting wilder and more bizarre throughout the season. People will be surprised once they see where it's all heading.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale looks like it'll be a nice place to visit for a few seasons.

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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The old Archie comic book characters have been morphed into millennials in this mega-melodramatic TV series. It's one of TV's finer guilty pleasures.


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