Predictable plot twists, destructive decisions plague Chapter 20 of ‘Riverdale’

It had been a long two weeks since we last saw the “Riverdale” (2017–) gang in action, and this reviewer was more than ready for the return of some classic Riverdale shenanigans. Unfortunately, the majority of last week’s episode was a huge letdown. In a change from the typical format, this week was split into […]


Teen militias? Yes, says ‘Riverdale’

At last, the “Riverdale” (2017–) we know and pretend not to love is back. Only retrospection revealed that a lot actually happened in “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods,” because while watching it, it seemed like these kids were just running around doing nothing at all. The episode’s camp, reminiscent of season 1, made it easy to forget […]


Chapter 15 of ‘Riverdale’ brings gloom, gloom, more boring gloom

Things are looking very, very grim in Riverdale. Veronica’s parents are acting super shady, Archie is completely spiraling and two more lives are taken by the end of this week’s episode. The second installment of season two of “Riverdale” (2017–) landed on the more forgetful (and boring) end of the spectrum, although it seemed to set up […]


‘Riverdale’ returns for equally wacky, significantly darker season 2

Content warning: This article mentions sexual violence and suicide. Welcome back to “Riverdale” (2017–present), home to exactly one restaurant, a hospital that apparently hasn’t been renovated since the 1950s and everyone’s favorite sad breakfast club. Last season’s finale of the show, based on the Archie Comics, left Pop’s, the aforementioned sole restaurant in Riverdale, bloodied after a […]


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