Riverdale - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Chapter One: The River's Edge



Critic Consensus: "Chapter One" starts off with a bang, but who pulled the trigger?

Episode Info

Premiere of a drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life, love and high school.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
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Critic reviews for Chapter One: The River's Edge

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

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

There are enough pieces for Riverdale to pass the midtown replacement test - even if the pilot perhaps killed the wrong ginger boy.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The CW's version of the bratty, elitist rich girl from the comics is that [Camila] Mendes has been given the green light to fully humanize Veronica. Where she was once evil and manipulative in the comics, now she's empathetic.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Riverdale" manages to do some surprising things with these characters.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It may be a gritty reboot, but it's not actually subverting anything.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale is a bit weird, but in a good way.

August 30, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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