Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
I grew up watching the original Archie’s cartoons many decades ago. The minute I heard it was being made into a television show, I was so skeptical that I did not watch it. But as I wrote in my article regarding the season one DVD, I had nothing to watch, I needed a show at the gym to help me with my stair workout, so I put on Riverdale. It took less than five minutes and I was 100% hooked. This show is gripping and I love watching every episode:
The rumors are true! Discover more secrets, seduction, and corruption as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete Second Season on DVD August 7, 2018. Currently the #1 show on The CW with women 18-49,* Riverdale: The Complete Second Season contains all 22 scandalous episodes from the second season, and includes three bonus featurettes, the 2017 Comic-Con Panel, a hilarious gag reel and never-before-seen deleted scenes. The DVD is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale returns with its subversive take on small-town life. Determined to protect the sanctity of his town in the wake of his father’s shooting by the Black Hood, season two of Riverdale finds Archie (KJ Apa) seeking justice…and vengeance. As a civil war brews between the Northside and the Southside, loyalties are divided. Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) relationship enters fragile territory when Jughead decides to join the Southside Serpents and Betty’s long-lost brother Chic returns. Veronica (Camila Mendes) finds her life upended by her father Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) arrival and his dark schemes for the town’s future. Everyone will have to pick a side, including Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), star-to-be Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton). Things are never what you’d expect in Riverdale, and that’s especially true as Archie and the gang race to avert a full-on riot and to solve the mystery of the Black Hood.
And there are some actors from my generation, this is not just a show full of high schoolers:
Archie was not a hunk in the old comic books, or TV cartoon, but he sure is now! Thank-you Executive Producer Greg Berlanti for casting KJ Apa, he is hot and terrific in this role. Cole Sprouse, that little kid with his twin brother from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, plays a perfect Jughead! Lili and Camila are perfect as Betty & Veronica! I love this show!
Riverdale 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), Mark Consuelos (All My Children), Casey Cott (The Mascot), Skeet Ulrich (Law & Order: LA), with Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics).
The extra features are terrific, you must own this DVD!
• Caught Between Two Worlds: The Darkness Inside
• Making the Musical: Riverdale
• Riverdale: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
• Riverdale Pop Quiz!
• Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reel
22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES:
1. Chapter Fourteen: “A Kiss Before Dying”
2. Chapter Fifteen: “Nighthawks”
3. Chapter Sixteen: “The Watcher in the Woods”
4. Chapter Seventeen: “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
5. Chapter Eighteen: “When a Stranger Calls”
6. Chapter Nineteen: “Death Proof”
7. Chapter Twenty: “Tales from the Darkside”
8. Chapter Twenty-One: “House of the Devil”
9. Chapter Twenty-Two: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”
10. Chapter Twenty-Three: “The Blackboard Jungle”
11. Chapter Twenty-Four: “The Wrestler”
12. Chapter Twenty-Five: “The Wicked and the Divine”
13. Chapter Twenty-Six: “The Tell-Tale Heart”
14. Chapter Twenty-Seven: “The Hills Have Eyes”
15. Chapter Twenty-Eight: “There Will Be Blood”
16. Chapter Twenty-Nine: “Primary Colors”
17. Chapter Thirty: “The Noose Tightens”
18. Chapter Thirty-One: “A Night to Remember”
19. Chapter Thirty-Two: “Prisoners”
20. Chapter Thirty-Three: “Shadow of a Doubt”
21. Chapter Thirty-Four: “Judgment Night”
22. Chapter Thirty-Five: “Brave New World”
I love this picture of the cast from season two, I hope to get a celeb picture with some of them one day!