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Riverdale: Season 2 (2017-2018)




Critic Consensus: Riverdale enters its sophomore year with an off-kilter new murder mystery while continuing to up the hormonal teen melodrama.


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Season 2 of this drama series opens moments after last season's finale. Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) is shot by a hooded gunman, and his son Archie (KJ Apa) must rush towards the hospital to save his father's life. Meanwhile, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) has to try and fit in at his new school and is determined to become a member of his father's gang, the Southside Serpents. Plus, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) agrees to help her parents in the family business, which puts her in the perilous world of criminals and crooks.


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
Brit Morgan
as Penny Peabody
Andrew Cohen
as Himself
Alvin Sanders
as Pop Tate
John Behlmann
as Agent Adams
Henderson Wade
as Sheriff Minetta)
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
Martin Cummins
as Sheriff Keller
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

This show is as good as TV melodrama gets, achieves maximum bang for it buck in delivering that melodrama without betraying the characters, and also it looks great. Riverdale is no joke.

October 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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Season 2 maintains much of that fun. While the characters are still engaging, the central mystery fails to capture the lightning in a bottle intrigue that kicked off season 1.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Riverdale embraces madness, salting and debauchery without inhibiting, without the soap opera being half-full. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Really anything that gives Alice more of a prominent, major role in a storyline is fine by me.

June 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Riverdale uses popular culture to explicate, and magnify, its themes and preoccupations, only through an expressly feminine perspective.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

But I fear its concern with crime and punishment, with the guilt that always seems to accompany sin, has made it so grave, in form as in function, that saving it from itself demands a super-heroic effort of its own.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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