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My favorite part of the promotion of the show is the blurbs saying "From the network that brought you The Vampire Diaries...and Gossip Girl" here's ARCHIE. :)

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They're not wasting time on this, are they?  In its third week they already found the shooter, the scandalous reveal around that time and questions about Ms. Grundy.  Then for good measure toss in Betty turning into some twisted alter ego and you have the makings of a very awesome episode.

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Veronica's mom won episode 1, Veronica has been winning ever since.  I mean, sheesh.  She is the best character on the show. She's a sweetheart of a girl, but she has enough attitude that I didn't believe for a minute that she was going to let that dude slut shame her.  She's the only person on the show so far that seems like a fully fleshed out character. 

Betty has been way too well adjusted to have that mother, the latest episode showed that there may be more to the character.  Her mother is an abusive sociopath, and I don't care if it is nature or nurture, no one comes out of a family like that without mental and emotional scars. 

Am I the only on who doesn't find Archie very interesting? Nothing about that kid makes me believe he would be sleeping with his teacher or have Betty and/or Veronica interested in him.  It struck me during the scene with Josie and The Pussycats.  There is a way to do that scene where he agrees with Josie, without him just conceding to her.  It fit his character, but that is the exact problem.  He needed to look Josie in the eye and tell her that he may not know what it is like to be a black woman, but that doesn't mean that his input is invalid.  It was an opportunity to show that he is a good guy, but also to show some spine.  He just let her put him in his place in a way that doesn't make me believe that all these women would be fighting over him. 

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This take on Dilton is actually a lot closer to the original version of Dilton in the comics, who at first was a foil.

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And yeah, Veronica has been awesome.

edit: Wow, the Cover Girl product placement is the opposite of subtle.

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3 hours ago, supremebve said:

Am I the only on who doesn't find Archie very interesting? Nothing about that kid makes me believe he would be sleeping with his teacher or have Betty and/or Veronica interested in him.  It struck me during the scene with Josie and The Pussycats.  There is a way to do that scene where he agrees with Josie, without him just conceding to her.  It fit his character, but that is the exact problem.  He needed to look Josie in the eye and tell her that he may not know what it is like to be a black woman, but that doesn't mean that his input is invalid.  It was an opportunity to show that he is a good guy, but also to show some spine.  He just let her put him in his place in a way that doesn't make me believe that all these women would be fighting over him. 

I mean, Archie is the least interesting character in Archie comics too. He's basically characterized as being a standup guy who is also kind of a goof. And in the new Waid series he has a near superpower for bad luck.

 

Honestly the most interesting takes on him are probably when he was an obnoxious dickhead who went by 'Chick' in the early stuff or that time he was killed by a Predator only to have Betty and Veronica turn that Predator into an Archie replacement.

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This show continues to rule and a 13 episode season means it's moving at a good clip. This last episode was great.

 

Also, apparently Pop's was actually built as a full functional diner for the show, and it looks so realistic a truck driver pulled in thinking they were open.

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I eagerly await ot see who gets cast as Hiram Lodge and also possibly hope they sneak in Lil'Jinx

James

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On 2/9/2017 at 10:45 PM, Cliff Hanger said:

Not a huge fan of this take on Dilton.  Otherwise this was great sleaze; the climax puts me in mind of MightyGodKing's epic Betty rant.

I haven't read that in years! I'd like to think Berlanti and crew read it to and are using that or their template

James

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I find myself torn between being glad that there's more to Hermione than just the stock rich wife put in a bad place and trying to be a good mom, and liking her less now that we know her deal. 

It was jarring to see the "real" Ms. Grundy's obituary, but a cute gag to dress her in her iconic outfit.

Jughead remains series MVP.

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Jughead has really mastered that one facial expression.  Which, I guess, is a nod to the comics.

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Riverdale was fucking bonkers. I loved it. I can't decide what I loved best, but I'm leaning towards Mr. Blossom and his awesome wig. 

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What a great show!  I think I will need to binge watch once the season is done to see if I missed any minor details.

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I love that they're doing Reggie as a jerk, who's also a good guy at heart, just like the comics. It's hilariously the only subtle thing in the episode. 

I laughed so hard at Great Auntie Blossom having one streak of red hair I almost had a stroke.

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So what REALLY happened to Polly is pretty obvious at this point. Interesting to see that Mr. Cooper is just as bugfuck as Alice.  Veronica at the Blossoms' dinner was just so wonderfully icky and painful.

 

I predict lots of Jugheads at cons and Halloween this year.

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I can't wait to see Archie's dad kick some ass. This show rules. :)

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9 hours ago, Cliff Hanger said:

So what REALLY happened to Polly is pretty obvious at this point. Interesting to see that Mr. Cooper is just as bugfuck as Alice.  Veronica at the Blossoms' dinner was just so wonderfully icky and painful.

 

I predict lots of Jugheads at cons and Halloween this year.

This show isn't something I'd normally watch but for whatever reason I decided to give it a shot.  It's got a strong Veronica Mars vibe IMO and this last episode was really intriguing.  

It seems pretty obvious that Polly is pregnant, but I guess the question now is where exactly she was sent to go have the baby in secret and if she's there of her own will or not.

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8 hours ago, Johnny Sorrow said:

I can't wait to see Archie's dad kick some ass. This show rules. :)

I am also cheerfully looking forward to the asswhippins that Mr. Andrews will put down.

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I love the casting of the parents in this show.  Luke Perry, Robin Givins, Skeet Ulrich, are all great choices, and I'm excited to see what they get those actors to do.  There is no way any of them were cast without a plan to take advantage of their talent.  I still have an issue with Archie, but almost every other character has something that keeps me interested.

That football shit was absurd.  There is not a high school football team in the country that would have a player who doesn't know the plays as a captain.  I don't care how good you are, if you can't be trusted to run the right way you aren't going to get on the field.  Every Archie plot seems to be a bunch of shit thrown against the wall only to be resolved within an episode or two.

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I guess this could be a spoiler, so ye be warned, but Molly Ringwald is gonna play Mrs. Andrews later on in the season. 

 

I'm enjoying the shit out of this show, and holy shit is Veronica smoldering. 

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The girl playing Cheryl is amazing, has that "twist emotions on a dime" thing going.

 

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Riverdale has been renewed for a second season and extra episodes have been ordered!

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So, that was the best episode yet. Totally bonkers but with so much plot advancement, and it had these two awesome comic book geek moments.

1. After Moose got beat up with crowbars and more or less was ok, I thought,"Of course, he's Big Moose." And that was exactly the explanation they used.

2. When I was a kid I always thought Betty and Jughead should be together, and a lot of the 1940's into the early 50's comics teased it. Seeing it done is so sweet and Archie Nerd Geek fulfilling. :)

I also love how anyone, scrappy hot teens or bikers can work construction.

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I'm really digging this weird ass show

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