Riverdale

Wednesdays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

Wednesdays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

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Jan 7, 2020: The CW renewed Riverdale for Season 5!

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s4e11 Quiz Show
January 29, 2020
Determined to give Frank a second chance, Archie gives him a job at Andrew’s Construction.
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Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 10 - Varsity Blues

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s4e10 Varsity Blues
January 22, 2020
As Riverdale High prepares for the championship football game against Stonewall Prep, Betty gets to work on a story about the rivalry between the schools.
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Watch Riverdale Season 1 Episode 1 - The River's Edge

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s1e1 The River's Edge
January 26, 2017
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad Fred’s footsteps — despite his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Weighing heavily on his mind is also his fractured friendship with budding writer Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooperis anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves, which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, but Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty.
Series Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 3 Episode 17 - The Raid
s3e17 The Raid
March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019
The Raid
Watch Riverdale Season 3 Episode 18 - Jawbreaker
s3e18 Jawbreaker
April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019
Jawbreaker
Watch Riverdale Season 3 Episode 19 - Fear the Reaper
s3e19 Fear the Reaper
April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019
Fear the Reaper
Watch Riverdale Season 3 Episode 20 - Prom Night
s3e20 Prom Night
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Prom Night
Watch Riverdale Season 3 Episode 22 - Survive the Night
s3e22 Survive the Night
May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
Survive the Night
Season Finale
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 1 - In Memoriam
s4e1 In Memoriam
October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
In Memoriam
Season Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 3 - Dog Day Afternoon
s4e3 Dog Day Afternoon
October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019
Dog Day Afternoon
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 4 - Halloween
s4e4 Halloween
October 30, 2019
October 30, 2019
Halloween
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 6 - Hereditary
s4e6 Hereditary
November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019
Hereditary
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 7 - The Ice Storm
s4e7 The Ice Storm
November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019
The Ice Storm
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 8 - In Treatment
s4e8 In Treatment
December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019
In Treatment
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 9 - Tangerine
s4e9 Tangerine
December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019
Tangerine
Midseason Finale
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 10 - Varsity Blues
s4e10 Varsity Blues
January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020
Varsity Blues
Midseason Premiere
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 11 - Quiz Show
s4e11 Quiz Show
January 29, 2020
January 29, 2020
Quiz Show
Watch Riverdale Season 4 Episode 12 - Men of Honor
s4e12 Men of Honor
February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020
Men of Honor

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The interesting setting and built in audience from the comic may be the only thing that saves this show from it's many flaws. While the actresses who play Betty and Veronica put out great performances, their scenes are often an oasis in the cliched plot points and god awful dialog from the rest of the cardboard cut-out cast. The cheese in the dialog is heavy and reminded me of the worst parts of CW shows like "Supernatural" and the modern DC series. You likely won't get much reaction from the emotional scenes unless you tear up reading fortune cookies and hallmark cards. They make a half-hearted attempt to discuss some social issues. From Betty's Gay friend, Cheerleader saying its "so 1994" to be bisexual for attention, Archie getting molested by a teacher etc. but it all falls pretty flat and seems contrived. For instance, the gay best friend, like usual, is reduced to little more than a gay stereotype for Betty to bounce lines off of. "OMG isn't Archie the hottest! He has a 6 pack, omg its so FAB. Did I mention I'm gay? I'm not sure if i was clear enough, maybe I should mention it a couple of more times" It was a pretty big step back in my opinion. I usually applaud shows for even making an attempt but this is really just a big step backward. For god sake put a little effort into it, and try to write something original. Not all gay culture is defined by being sassy and talking to women about "boys". This might play well with the CW crowd, or easily influenced teens who want to jump on the "2edgy4U" bandwagon but I don't think it has the legs to carry it much past a first season without some serious recasting and a new writing team.
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YA shows usually mean for me - YAWN - but I really enjoyed this. There were enough interesting characters, goings on, backstories and literary and pop culture references to keep me laughing. Archie is like a younger Hemsworth brother. When did teens become so immaculately/expensively dressed? What can I say, *faints in surprise* I just really enjoyed the first episode. Not your average YA show.
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