The Archies? That comic strip that I grew up with? An adult level TV show with drama and mystery on TV now? Why?
Well, I don’t know why, and I never saw it on TV. And then I needed something to watch on my iPhone at the gym while doing my aerobics workout and it was available.
It took five minutes. Then I was hooked and hungry for more. This new must own DVD exceeded all my expectations, it has the right amount of drama and suspense to be interesting, and yes, riveting. And it has the characters I grew up with, the Archies! And Josie and the Pussycats! Own Riverdale on DVD 8/15!
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.
It’s racially diverse, there are gay characters, there is music, and in Episode Two I teared up when they started tp play Sugar, Sugar! The song from the original TV cartoon series, a record that I bought! And then the Pussycats did a cover of a Donna Summer song, and more:
This show is relevant and updated and full of intrigue. Many stars that we grew up with like Madchen Amick and Luke Perry are now the parents creating some of their own drama, to add to the drama created by our high school kids:
Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), and stars KJ Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season, and includes new bonus content, and never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Riverdale: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Riverdale: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
This is the hot new show of 2017. I recommend this show for your viewing pleasure, I had no intention of watching it, and then thankfully discovered these delicious episodes after the season had run its course during the regular TV season. They had me five minutes in, I am hooked and cannot wait for more!
And don’t forget, own it for the extra bits!
• Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
• Riverdale: The New Normal
• Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
• I Got You – musical piece
• These Are Moments I Remember – musical piece
• Gag Reel
• Deleted Scenes
Warning, watching these episodes will only make you hungry for the next season! And here is one video from the season to get you excited, it is titled “Love Triangle!”