A series can transport you to another universe just by watching it. It is an art form capable of capturing fantastic stories in the most spectacular way possible. This has resulted in massive inventions and a plethora of options, and “Riverdale” is one to add to your list if you appreciate teen drama.
Riverdale is unlike any other teen drama where every episode ends on a cliffhanger, making you want to see more. The character development of the series is based on Archie’s Comics, although the plot is darker. The series wowed its audience and led to the production of five full seasons, with the sixth season still in development. Season 6 is divided into two parts, one of which has already been released and the second part is yet to be released.
The series was announced in May 2016, and the first season began on January 26, 2017 on the CW. After 5 seasons, the genre of the series is changing to supernatural horror.
The show has a diverse cast and a futuristic narrative approach. Several LGBTQ+ people and their relationships have also been featured in this series, along with an attempt to blend current pop culture and buzzwords.
Riverdale is a fictional place where murders take place without anyone knowing who perpetrated them. The series is surrounded by the life of Archie Andrew and Jughead’s voice is used throughout the entire series for narration. At the beginning of the series, we are faced with a juvenile murder in Riverdale, which gives the impression that this pristine city hides many secrets.
Archie Andrews discovers his love for music and his teacher, Betty Cooper reveals her love for Archie and her family secrets, Veronica Lodge is the new girl, who is a threat to cheerleader captain Cheryl Blossom, Jason (the teenager who dies while beginning of the show) twin sister. Jughead is an outcast and is interested in solving the mysteries of the city. Finally teaming up with Archie, Betty, and Veronica, they work to unravel the city’s mysteries.
After generating a lot of excitement, the second season aroused everyone’s interest to no end. Character growth is plentiful, with supporting cast such as Cheryl Blossom stealing the stage. Incest, inappropriate student-teacher relationships, and corruption are explored in this disturbing murder mystery.
The mysteries tend to increase as a season progresses, and the relationships between the characters keep taking turns. Each season ends with a cliffhanger which is then accompanied by the next season. The final season, season 6, begins with a fresh start as the town’s name, Rivervale.
Cheryl and Archie were shown alive in season 6 after being killed in a bomb blast in the previous season. Rivervale, the new town, seems to be a parallel reality or a dream where Archie saw another Riverdale. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa disagrees with any of the Rivervale theories.
The town of Rivervale, he claims, is a continuation of the secrets of Riverdale, and this season will feature incidents like Archie’s death. Sabrina Spellman, a character from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will also appear, bringing with her some explanations about the mysteries of the town. Hopefully Season 6 will solve all the mysteries of the previous seasons, making Rivervale a town you won’t want to leave.
Main cast and series characters
A series is made up of numerous elements, but one of the most significant is the characters. Choosing these characters well will help bring the vision to life. Finding a suitable actor for a specific character is a challenge, and Riverdale is one show that has done justice to this criteria. Below is a list of Riverdale characters along with the name of who played them.
- Cheryl Blossom played by Madelaine Petsch
- Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper played by Lili Reinhart
- Alice Smith played by Madchen Amick
- Veronica Lodge played by Camila Mendes
- Fred Andrews played by Luke Perry
- Toni Topaz played by Vanessa Morgan
- F.P. Jones played by Skeet Ulrich
- Jughead Jones played by Cole Sprouse
- Kevin Keller played by Casey Cott
- Jellybean Jones played by Trinity Likins
- Pop Tates played by Alvin Sanders
- Archie Andrews played by KJ Apa
All the characters mentioned above have been featured during the play and are well loved by the crowd.
A show’s table of contents helps the audience navigate the show by breaking down each season into numerous episodes contained within it.
Riverdale first aired on January 26, 2017, and has now acquired a cult following after six seasons. The final episode of season 6 aired on December 14, 2021, and the second half of the season is expected to run in 2022.
- Chapter One: The Riverbank
- Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil
- Chapter Three: Body Double
- Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show
- Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness
- Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! To kill! To kill!
- Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place
- Chapter Eight: The Outsiders
- Chapter Nine: The Great Illusion
- Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend
- Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back
- Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder
- Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Beyond
- Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying
- Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks
- Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Forest
- Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded the Sunset
- Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls
- Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof
- Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Dark Side
- Chapter Twenty One: The Devil’s House
- Chapter Twenty Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night
- Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle
- Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler
- Chapter Twenty Five: The Wicked and the Divine
- Chapter Twenty-Six: The Telltale Heart
- Chapter Twenty Seven: The Hills Have Eyes
- Chapter Twenty Eight: There Will Be Blood
- Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors
- Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens
- Chapter Thirty One: A Night to Remember
- Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners
- Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt
- Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night
- Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World
- Chapter Thirty Six: Labor Day
- Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and the Eyes of Men
- Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below
- Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club
- Chapter Forty: The Great Escape
- Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter
- Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black
- Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak
- Chapter Forty-Four: No Way Out
- Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger
- Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia
- Chapter Forty Seven: Bizarrodale
- Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight
- Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire walks with me
- Chapter Fifty: American Dreams
- Chapter Fifty-One: Great Fun
- Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid
- Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker
- Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper
- Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night
- Chapter Fifty-Six: The Dark Secret of Harvest House
- Chapter Fifty-Seven: Surviving the Night
- Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam
- Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High
- Chapter Sixty: Dog Afternoon
- Chapter Sixty One: Halloween
- Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution
- Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary
- Chapter Sixty Four: The Ice Storm
- Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment
- Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine
- Chapter Sixty-Seven: Varsity Blues
- Chapter Sixty Eight: Contest
- Chapter Sixty-Nine: Men of Honor
- Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March
- Chapter Seventy One: Getting Away With Murder
- Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For
- Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room
- Chapter Seventy-Four: The Wicked Little Town
- Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian
- Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey
- Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax
- Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders
- Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation
- Chapter Eighty: Purgatory
- Chapter Eighty One: Homecoming
- Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School
- Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky
- Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock and Key
- Chapter Eighty-Five: Destroyer
- Chapter Eighty-Six: The Pincushion Man
- Chapter Eighty Seven: Strange Bedfellows
- Chapter Eighty Eight: Citizen Lodge
- Chapter Eighty-Nine: Reservoir Dogs
- Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery
- Chapter Ninety One: The Kittens Return
- Chapter Ninety Two: Band of Brothers
- Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death
- Chapter Ninety Four: Almost Normal
- Chapter Ninety-Five: Riverdale: RIP(?)
- Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale
- Chapter Ninety Seven: Ghost Stories
- Chapter Ninety Eight: Mr. Cypher
- Chapter Ninety-Nine: The Witching Hour(s)
- Chapter One Hundred: Jughead’s Paradox
- Chapter One Hundred and One: TBA
- Chapter One Hundred and Two: Death at a Funeral
Although the show may have been inspired by the Archie comic, the story appears to be completely unrelated to the comic. Starting with the murder of a high school boy and ending in a very unexpected way, this series has managed to maintain high levels of entertainment.
Although it appears to be similar to any other teen drama, the show contains several mysteries that set it apart. Riverdale is a guilty pleasure show that keeps the audience engrossed in the story.
1. What is the ideal age to watch Riverdale?
13 years or older is an ideal age to watch this series.
2. Where can I watch Riverdale?
All episodes of the series are available on Netflix.
3. Is Riverdale based on Archie Comics?
Yes, the series has taken references from the Archie comics, but its plot is different from the comic in many ways.