RIVERDALE, the brooding reimagining of the Archie comics brought to you by the CW

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da FUQ is this crap?!

Neanderthal, Friday, 27 January 2017 22:54 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaFamedaS1g

how's life, Friday, 27 January 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

i wish they'd grim-n-gritty'd jughead's burger obsession into making him morbidly obese

the greg evigan school of improvised explosive devices (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 January 2017 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

jughead wearing a toque instead of a crown gtfo

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 27 January 2017 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

what's on Archie's iPOD?

https://i.imgur.com/F7cP2d9.jpg

Neanderthal, Friday, 27 January 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Obligatory: they seem to have made a real show out of this years-old Youtube joke trailer.

https://youtu.be/djRAiiFlCy8

JRN, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djRAiiFlCy8&t=4s

JRN, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink

One more try

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djRAiiFlCy8

JRN, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

c.f. the actual trailer for the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNs-d_rxW0Q

JRN, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:58 (one year ago) Permalink

a friend's the editor

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:07 (one year ago) Permalink

The CW got viewers and sold ads and made money off of Smallville. They're sending the bucket back to the well, fishing around for a little more cash.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:10 (one year ago) Permalink

can't be worse than most actual archie comics have been for the past 20-30 years

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

why is this threaf still in bold type ffs

Mother Teresa May I (darraghmac), Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Drivin me nuts too

Neanderthal, Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't watched it but i don't get what's weird about it, "CW teen drama" seems like probably the most fitting modern-day application for archie

qualx, Saturday, 28 January 2017 03:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Smallville didn't turn a dopey COMIC comic into a soap, tho

also no boys as lovely as Wooden Tom Welling on this, i'd bet

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 January 2017 07:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I basically agree with the standard uk line on archie which is "wtf is archie" but lmao at the lazy twin peaks "nods" in this particular year

http://horror.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Riverdale-790x505.jpg

wins, Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

i wonder if Jughead is gonna get arrested for murder this season

Neanderthal, Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Unavoidable Archie/Veronica/Betty threeway.

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

somehow i never pictured riverdale as the foggiest town in america but turns out i was wrong

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

even the classrooms are foggy ffs

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink

the high-concept here is so good even tho the show is so bad

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

dunno what they're gonna do now that they rolled out 'sugar, sugar' in the second episode

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

from the trailer i kinda really want to see this that's a terrible mistake right?

Mordy, Friday, 3 February 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

it's a moderately diverting teen-goth-whodunnit with the added hilarity of it being based on a famously wholesome comic-book

why wouldn't you want to give it a shot?

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

lol at "jughead" trending on twitter

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 3 February 2017 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

best part of that is you can't see archie's weird fuckin' eyebrows

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

oooh those abs so scandalous

Neanderthal, Friday, 3 February 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

archie is the most jacked high-schooler in history tbh

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Have you seen high schoolers these days?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 3 February 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

not since the court order, no

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 February 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Archie is pretty, yes, but I couldn't stand more than two minutes of this.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 5 February 2017 03:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Scherstuhl review i linked called Archie porn-star Conan O'Brien

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 February 2017 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Cheryl is unbearable (even moreso than intended), she feels ported in from Glee.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 5 February 2017 05:49 (one year ago) Permalink

digging the twist at the end of each ep -- feels like it takes a page from scandal, how to get away with murder, etc

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Monday, 6 February 2017 01:27 (one year ago) Permalink

this stupid show is probably my favorite thing on tv right now.

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Friday, 10 February 2017 06:24 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this show rules

Number None, Sunday, 26 February 2017 14:58 (one year ago) Permalink

I love this show so goddamn much, hope this thread stays bolded 4eva

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:02 (one year ago) Permalink

"she said I was too fat to make the cheerleading squad last year"

"actually, she said you were a little too season five Betty Draper"

Number None, Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

this show would be 10000% better if the murder victim was archie

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

it's the Jacob's Ladder ending!

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I couldnt watch more than about 15 minutes of this, it felt like a TV version of Twilight or something very teen-girly.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 26 February 2017 23:28 (one year ago) Permalink

hi

papa poutine (∞), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:24 (five months ago) Permalink

thought they’d stop mentioning that tragically named character now that he’s gone, but his spirit lives on

mh, Friday, 9 February 2018 03:34 (five months ago) Permalink

last ep was good, but not as good as the one before.

Jeff, Friday, 9 February 2018 11:21 (five months ago) Permalink

i knew that FBI dude was fakey mcfakerton

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 February 2018 15:59 (five months ago) Permalink

why didn't you tell us!

i thought he was for realzies

papa poutine (∞), Friday, 9 February 2018 17:13 (five months ago) Permalink

also i really hope something terrible happens to Chick the Human Goblin Boy rillllll soon

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 February 2018 17:19 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBojt6fDVvw

am0n, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:20 (five months ago) Permalink

seems so obvious now but i really thought his acting was unintentionally just that bad xps

lowercase (eric), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:02 (five months ago) Permalink

he didn’t even show a badge!! i smelled a rat right away

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:51 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Sorry guys, I tried.

It's great looking and I appreciate the appeal to the gay male gaze (Archie is literally introduced via a gay character staring at him through a window), but this is otherwise quite dreadful. The dialogue is the worst; in a just world, Kevin Williamson and Diablo Cody will one day be called to answer for their crimes against screenwriting.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:49 (three months ago) Permalink

>:(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I know Veg, but we'll always have Chris Makepeace.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:07 (three months ago) Permalink

tru

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I think the reason I love Riverdale IS that it’s so caricatured, the corny dialogue & ridiculous situations make it v enjoyable for me. But I also really like Gotham, which is even dumber & more ott

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I stalled out a couple of episodes into the second season - there's a lot of good there but it's just too arch.

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I'll say this: if I kept watching, I'd be interested in seeing if the show ends up doing anything with the Hitchcockian touch of the resemblance between Archie and the murder victim.

Really, it just came down to my figuring out that watching all 13 episodes of the first season would take up a bit over 6.5 hours of my life, which perhaps doesn't sound like much, but I tend to measure these things in terms of what else I could be watching in that time, and I have a whole stack of promising DVDs checked out of the library at the moment (not to mention countless hours of unwatched movies in my PVR) and the numbers just didn't work out in the show's favour.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean, it’s essentially a wacky soap opera. Love it.

Jeff, Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I stalled out a couple of episodes into the second season - there's a lot of good there but it's just too arch.

― louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:35 (forty-six minutes ago) Permalink

Heh

latebloomer, Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s a fun, goofy show with pretty people in it. I like it

latebloomer, Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:32 (three months ago) Permalink

i never paid much attention to Skeet Ulrich except thinking he was hot, but I am v much enjoying him as FP. And obv, crushing on him in a major way.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I am stalling out in season 2 also. Trying to make it through (it's a long season!)

Yerac, Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:58 (three months ago) Permalink

The Carrie episode is coming up. Too big to fail right there.

Jeff, Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:58 (three months ago) Permalink

so EXCITED

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 April 2018 00:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I hate myself for having massive crushes on both Cole Sprouse AND Skeet Ulrich.

Stopped at episode two of season two, but started again a couple of days ago and now I'm back to being hooked lol. It's a good show to watch while folding laundry or just for the sake of having something on while you're doing something else.

In a show filled with dumb characters, Archie is literally too dumb to live though - like yes, telling your mobster boss you've been keeping a (very thin) journal of all the shady things you've seen is an extremely good idea.

Roz, Monday, 16 April 2018 03:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah both Archie & Jug are in the hottest dumb-off I’ve ever seen. it’s appointment tv!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:28 (three months ago) Permalink

so apparently this week's episode is a musical episode. i am probably going to chew my arm off while watching this

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Monday, 16 April 2018 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

you’ll love it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 April 2018 20:34 (three months ago) Permalink

i was lolling the entire way through but i'm not a musical guy

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 22 April 2018 01:51 (three months ago) Permalink

kind of impressive how my biggest takeaway from it was still "archie is so dumb"

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 22 April 2018 01:57 (three months ago) Permalink

honestly you guys have the weirdest expectations for this show

just enjoy it while munching on some snacks

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:07 (three months ago) Permalink

our takeaway in the Veg household was that this was v lolsy and kinda awkward but also it's Riverdale so yay
it wasn't so much a musical as 'sing dialogue and pretend it's a song'.
Also Kevin should sing more! he's got a nice voice. We were loling at Cheryl's weird high-then-deep style.

my money is still on Hal being the black hood
I have no evidence to support it except a gut feeling but I am standing by it :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:11 (three months ago) Permalink

xp oh i am and i love it but y'know, really wanna shake the kid and tell him to think for a second

yeah it wasn't really "once more with feeling" but using it for [redacted] was a nice enough self-aware acknowledgment of the problems with plot dictating character. i'm not even gonna try to guess who is what now

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:19 (three months ago) Permalink

also as I said to Mr Veg, Archie is very handsome and love him dearly but there's only one true Tommy

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/stephenking/images/1/1f/TommyWilliam.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20131026115912

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:21 (three months ago) Permalink

it wasn't so much a musical as 'sing dialogue and pretend it's a song'.

I’m not familiar with it, but weren’t they the actual songs from Carrie: The Musical?

tbf a lot of musicals are just about singing dialogue

mh, Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

God this was painful.

Was kind of glad that archie finally turned towards his father and away from sinister gangster Lodges this episode,wasn't expecting that to happen right then tbh

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:41 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost yeah I didn't realize that at the time, But either their performance of it was REALLY woeful or this is not a musical I'm gonna rush out and see any time soon or a little from column a, a little from column b

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 April 2018 02:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I’m not a big fan of musicals but making one based on Carrie is a pretty good idea and every high school should stage it, imo

mh, Sunday, 22 April 2018 13:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Carrie: The Musical was an infamous Broadway bomb. someone locally attempted to stage it last year to try and rework it into something good but it got panned cos frankly you'd have to rewrite it to make it good.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 22 April 2018 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

A Carrie Musical IS an awesome idea, for sure.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 April 2018 14:32 (three months ago) Permalink

enjoyed some mild lolz at this scene from the beginning of the last episode

https://i.imgur.com/renrMXl.jpg

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

cheryl singing a sad song for her friend who was murdered unexpectedly when performing the carrie musical

the squad wearing black cheerleading uniforms with black pom poms

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 29 April 2018 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink

last ep was solid gold. Everything I want from Riverdale.

Jeff, Monday, 30 April 2018 10:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Intense. I just don’t even know. Just need to breathe.

Jeff, Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

looool @ cheryl voting to fight the ghoulies and fred coming back in the next scene like nothing happened after getting shot

F# A# (∞), Friday, 11 May 2018 03:35 (two months ago) Permalink

how many black hoods are there now? sheesh

mh, Friday, 11 May 2018 12:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Pretty sure 2 is it. Hal and maybe Claudius or Clifford.

Jeff, Friday, 11 May 2018 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

plus the dead guy who was a stand-in

I'm still sad that my wish that the real black hood was Betty in platform shoes didn't come true

mh, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:06 (two months ago) Permalink

crazy! also if I am right abt Hal everyone gets to give me $20 because I called it from the first black hood ep :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink

so have you not watched the most recent one or

mh, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:17 (two months ago) Permalink

i was way behind so maybe i still have 1 to go

doh

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:24 (two months ago) Permalink


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