Premiered: October 11, 2017
On: The CW
Starring: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Martin Cummins, Robin Givens, Nathalie Boltt, Lochlyn Munro, Charles Melton, Jordan Calloway, Asha Bromfield, Cody Kearsley, Hayley Law, Shannon Purser, Major Curda, Tiera Skovbye, Barclay Hope, Barbara Wallace, Alvin Sanders, Molly Ringwald, Scott Mcneil, Emilija Baranac, Brit Morgan, Stephan Miers, Vanessa Morgan, Jordan Connor, Drew Ray Tanner, Graham Phillips, Cameron McDonald, Hart Denton & John Behlmann
Not that there was overly much believability in Riverdale’s first season, but season two spirals into madness.
There’s a mad man on the loose called the Black Hood and he’s murdering sinners throughout Riverdale. Students are overtaken by the drug Jingle Jangle. And, the Southside is being taken over with the Serpents being pushed out of their own land.
You have to laugh at this season or else you’ll go crazy. The acting is too intense, especially with teenage plot lines being pushed even farther than the typical CW drama.
It seems like the writers didn’t know what to do at times and just kept changing and recycling storylines within the season. Nick St. Clair (recurring star Graham Phillips) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) storyline gets revived one too many times.
Final say: It’s awful, but addictive. ★★☆☆☆