[NETFLIX, 13 EPISODES] Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Starring K.J. Apa, Luke Perry, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Camila Mendes.
Dear oh dear, whatever will you think of me? Am I really confessing my guilty secret – that teen fave Riverdale made my binge-watching list? Well, don’t judge me, but yes, I am. It helps to see Kiwi actor and rising star K.J. Apa do his thing here, in a rather subversive take on the Archie Comics universe. Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead Jones are all besties, as their nice little town of Riverdale goes to hell in a hand-basket after a schoolmate is murdered. There are secrets, lies and lots of teenage angst to deal with, and while I grew weary of the Beverly Hills, 90210/Gossip Girl vibe towards the end of Season 1, I will still be tuning in to Season 2!