Netflix Series of The Week: Riverdale!

Happy Friday Novas! It’s been a few weeks but the Netflix series of the week posts are back. They will be posted every other Friday! I know I have to review 13 reasons why but honestly I haven’t felt like watching it lately. Not because I don’t think it’s good, but because I know it’s really sad. Eventually I will watch it. I actually binge watched Riverdale last week so what a way to revamp the series!

Plot: Riverdale is the series on The CW where the old school comics of Archie are brought into the modern era. I haven’t read Archie, but I remember the shorts in the newspaper when I was a kid. As someone who didn’t know the back story I really, REALLY enjoyed the series. The story takes place in the city of Riverdale, just after summer break. You’re placed smack down in the middle of a missing person investigation.

Jason Blossom, son of the wealthiest family in town went missing on the 4th of July at Sweetwater River. The last person to see him; his twin sister Cheryl. Archie and friends are living their lives around the biggest town mystery and the normal turbulence of a teenager’s high school days.

Characters: I’ve read some reviews on Riverdale and the controversy between how characters are portrayed in the series. Personally, I really liked the characters and the actors commissioned to star in the role did an amazing job. You have Archie, the friendly boy he is all about helping people. Archie has some deep dark secrets and those are revealed early on in the series. Next you have Archie’s best friend and typical girl next door Betty. Betty is smart, beautiful and determined. Yet, Betty also has secrets in her life. Betty is one of my favorite characters.

You have Jughead, the neighborhood couch surfer that writes about the lives around him. Jughead is from the wrong end of the tracks and has a slew of problems ranging from family life to personal struggles. Lastly, you have the new girl in town Veronia Lodge. From the moment Veronica hits the scene you know that she is rich, snobby and out to make the most of her new life.

Alternate characters that I love are Cheryl Blossom and Josie. I really think that the actress playing Cheryl did a great job of playing the antagonist. I love shows that have convincing antagonists that you love to hate. It makes the series that much more interesting. I figure it’s the same premise as a good book having a great villain. Cheryl is popular, rich, beautiful and smart. That makes her character more engaging when shes stirring up trouble between Archie and the gang. She’s the typical mean girl in school.that you hate, yet everyone wants to be her friend.

There’s a new take on Josie and her cats. Josie takes on a more cool role then from the comics. She’s a total diva and her crew are beautiful, talented pussycats take over all of the school’s music functions. Josie doesn’t take no for an answer, she doesn’t let anyone take the reigns of her crew and she doesn’t care. Her sassyness and talent are interesting contrasts to the series.  Both Josie and Cheryl are awesome female powerhouses that add interesting elements to the series.

This is the section of my reviews where I will list my top reasons to watch or “Play” and not watch or “Skip” the series.

Play:

  • A fresh new take on the Archie series.
  • A great teen drama/mystery show
  • Episodes are more interesting the further you get
  • Cole Sprouse!

Skip:

  • You don’t like variations in classic stories
  • You get annoyed with teens doing stupid things lol
  • Don’t skip, watch itttttt lol

Thank you for tuning in. Have you watched Riverdale? Have you read the Archie comics? What are you currently binging on Netflix? Let’s talk Netflix!

-Luna 😁

Credits: The CW.com

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    • Thank you. I was pleasantly surprised. It was literally me turning to my friend hey want to try Riverdale and her saying sure…. 8 hours later we’re half way done with the series lol.

      -Luna 🙂

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  1. Yayyy, I’ve been looking forward to your review for Riverdale since you mentioned it. 😀 Haha, I love the part in your “Skip” section where you wrote “Don’t skip, watch itttttt”. 😛 So true!
    This show is so addicting! Can’t wait for season 2. 🙂 I read the comics when I was younger but I actually really liked the changes they made to the characters and everything. It’s a fun spin on the original content and it really shakes things up. I really like the direction they went with Veronica in this. I like that she’s like a reformed snobby mean girl who is trying to be better than how she used to be. I love Betty too, and Jughead! He just might be my fave character in it. I totally ship him and Betty. ❤
    I was supposed to binge-watch the new season of Orange is the New Black with my boyfriend this weekend, but I'm home sick with a cold. He tried to get me to come over still but I refuse to get him sick so I'll probably just watch cartoons all weekend because that's the best when you're home, sick in bed.
    Enjoy your weekend!! ❤

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    • Thanks! I was really excited for the show. I was not interested before watching the first 5 minutes. Then I was hooked!!!!! I love all of the characters, I honestly think they were played really well.

      It’s funny, I also watch cartoons when I’m sick or not feeling well. My go tos are Family Guy, Looney Toons, Invader Zim, Bob’s Burgers or like a really cheesy Nick Jr or Disney Jr show lol.

      I’m really excited about next week. I have this awesome segment that I’m working hard on called Gaming De-Classified. I’m basically going to pose questions about common story lines in our gaming history and then investigate whether another point of view is possible! shhhhhh top secret lol.

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      • Ha, I’m watching Family Guy right now! lol I like watching a lot of the shows you mentioned too, and some of the old animated films like All Dogs Go to Heaven and Balto and whatnot. And of course Disney animated movies! 😀
        Ooh, I’m excited for the new upcoming segment! It sounds like it will be really interesting. Thanks for the top secret inside scoop! 😉

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