Riverdale, Season 2
New episodes every Thursday THERE are a few questions we seem to ask ourselves over and over while watching Riverdale. For instance, “why did they think that jingle jangle would be a good name for hard drugs”; “who is the Angel of Death?” and the most confusing of all: “why is Archie Andrews such a terrible musician?”
Maybe it works because he’s cute and has that haircut. Or maybe it’s because with a darker, wittier take on some classically cheesy source material — the American comics — the show has become one of the most addictive guilty pleasures of the binge-watch era. In some ways the series more resembles glossy teen hits like Gossip Girl or The Vampire Diaries, but the show also explores Jughead’s traumatic home life, with much of the first season revolving around the disappearance and murder of Riverdale High’s water polo team captain.
The show has managed to strike a chord with both those who remember the wholesome source material and those who were too young to have heard of it. The latest episode takes inspiration from the movie Brokeback Mountain and everyone’s fear and paranoia increases.
Under arrest: Grace (Sarah Gadon) feels the weight of the law