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Good Riddance To ‘Riverdale’

The rumors are true. The CW channel recently released an official statement about “Riverdale,” the increasingly comedic show about mysteries and thrillers based off the original Archie Comics all the way back from the 40’s. The comics entailed a more slice of life feel for the young group of friends that we end up seeing again in the show. Riverdale, released sometime in 2017, has been airing consistently for six seasons.

After the show’s second season, it lost its thriller/suspense spark and interest because it had taken such a  ridiculous turn so fast using cheesy television tropes and cliche character stereotypes that came off a little satirical most times. Sadly, the show had run down so fast that even the actors  themselves didn’t really want to be a part of the show anymore. “Riverdale” itself was approved for the final season, premiering sometime in 2023. The head of the show himself said that Riverdale simply cannot go out without a bang.

It was a little obvious in the interviews that included the main cast, of just how much they didn’t like being in the show, especially with the ever growing ridiculous plotline. Most people say that the writers simply ran out of ideas for the show, and they’re trying new ideas without considering the pre-existing storyline or world that they’ve created.

As someone who used to watch “Riverdale,” I can honestly agree with that running theory. The first two seasons were really good and interesting, but my personal interest died halfway through the third season, when the show took a supernatural turn for the worst. I know that I, and many of my friends and people I know, are happy that the show is finally coming to an end.

However, if you’re the kind of person that enjoys bad television, by all means watch it! “Riverdale” can be incredibly comedic and fun to watch if you’re looking for something to just turn your brain off. They also have about two musical episodes that I personally found to be hilarious. If you’re looking for better thrillers or murder mysteries, there are plenty, like “The Flight Attendant” on HBO MAX, or the movie Gaslit on the Starz channel.

 

By Sasha Gonzalez, Junior, ChiArts

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Written by Sasha Gonzalez

Sasha Gonzalez is a junior creative writer at Chi Arts majoring in fiction writing. She's a sucker for baked sweets, good sci-fi and fantasy, and loves reading webcomics. She adores all sorts of animals and is the owner of a cat named Mocha.

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