The Complete First Season

DVD - 2017
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A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small-town life, and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Warner Home Video, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD RIVERDA Season 1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (555 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English or dubbed Portuguese with optional English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned


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Honestly I really disliked this series, season 1 was awful but the next seasons are defiantly way worse and super corny. Reasons why this movie sucks: Unlikable characters you don’t feel for in the movie, especially ravens in the last movies where hey are all horrible people and really dumb and they make such dumb decisions, not a very interesting plot really boring at times and Just overall boring and dumb. Even though I personally disliked this movie, I have a warning for everyone who actually like this dumb show, the later seasons are awful and corny don’t watch them.

Apr 24, 2018

I gave up on it after watching the first episode. The mystery had me intrigued but it is just to CW for me.

Feb 27, 2018

I hesitantly watched this series at the suggestion of my 11-year old niece. I was hooked by the second episode. It delivers on all of our favorite typical story lines, a love triangle, wealthy and totally dysfunctional family in town and of course a good 'ol murder mystery. At the center of it all is Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica. A new twist - definitely not your parents comic book stories. It's dark and twisted and I would consider it a guilty pleasure.

Feb 13, 2018

This was an amazing TV adaption of the Archie Comics. The story in Season One offered a superb plot, colorful characters and the chance to see some great former TV/film teen stars
join the cast with some talented new stars. I can't wait to watch Season 2!

ArapahoeSusanW Jan 30, 2018

Fans of the Archie comics (you know who you are!) rejoice in this twisted adaptation by Netflix for adults!

Jan 29, 2018

I really enjoyed this mystery. Very much looking forward to Season 2!

OatmealThunder Dec 05, 2017

A completely accurate and true rendering of the original Archie comics with a level of subtlety and complexity not seen since Mad Men.

LPL_LoganI Nov 15, 2017

I haven't been so pleasantly surprised by a new show in a long time. Riverdale is pure, angsty, teenage gold. Each character is a perfect archetype enhanced by their intensely specific style and problems-not-problems. Seriously, give this one a shot. So thoroughly enjoyable.

Oct 25, 2017

This show is the best kind of cheese/dark teenage drama that I could ask for!

I am a fan of the Archie comics so my hopes for the show weren't terribly high, before I realized it, I was on episode 5 and I was totally hooked.

I love that they took Archie and the gang and put a modern twist on them, Riverdale is not a place that is all sunshine and rainbows but instead a town full of secrets, secrets I can't wait to solve.

Oct 17, 2017

Riverdale Season 1 is a dark twist to a typical high school TV series. The show gives a new and different storyline while sticking to the roots of romance and drama. It was directed by Rob Seidenglanz and the first episode of the season premiered on January 26, 2017. Riverdale circulates around a murder in a small town that makes everyone feel paranoid and uneasy. I enjoyed watching the story because the viewer was able to see everyone's perspective as details unravel and old mysteries are solved. Betty Cooper (played by Lili Reinhart), Archie Andrews (played by K.J. Apa), Jughead Jones (played by Cole Sprouse), and Veronica Lodge (played by Camila Mendes) are in the spotlight of the series as sophomores at Riverdale High School; they were based from the characters featured in the classic Archie Comics. In my opinion, they play out the roles of their characters very well. I would rate Riverdale 4/5 stars because it's a basic show that teens would enjoy, however it can be stereotypical and cliche at times. The first season of the show is definitely its best as it stays realistic to teenagers and the problems they may face throughout highschool.
@BookwormHS of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Riverdale is a new take on the old comic series Archie. I never read any of them so I just watched this Season with a fresh perspective. Overall I liked it right away. It’s a teen drama that is set in a town called Riverdale where everyone knows everyone. The main character is Archie but all of the characters were interesting. Betty, Veronica and Jughead are the core favorites with a great supporting cast. I liked the fact that it starts out with a dark theme that there is a missing teenager Jason Blossom. I was expecting it to be lighthearted but it totally surprised me. There is tons of drama between all the characters and a dark side to the town and the story that makes it very interesting. Great for binge watching. 4/5 Stars.
@McRee of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Riverdale season one is a great season! The show/season is extremely intense, and intriguing. Each episode is very entertaining and you definitely won’t get bored. In season one you the main story is based around the death of Jason Blossom. The season leads up to the finding out who killed Jason Blossom. Not only is the story line great, the chemistry between the characters is amazing! Another great thing about this show is the actors/actresses, and how well they portray their characters. Overall this show is very good, but there’s just one thing I don’t like about it. I wish that Archie and Betty’s relationship was portrayed more, and had more screen time. It’s kind of disappointing if you’re an Archie comic lover, because the show misses out on some of the key relationships.
@booksinaflash of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Exciting murder mystery show based off of comics where 4 kids in the town of Riverdale are left to find out who killed Jason Blossom.  The 4 main characters try to figure out who the murderer is while dealing with the struggles of high school and putting up with the queen bee Cheryl, who happens to be Jason's twin.  The story is told from the perspective of Jughead Jones played by Cole Sprouse who is an aspiring writer narrating the occurrences inside Riverdale.  In a small town like Riverdale, there are not too many people to suspect but everyone knows everyone and secrets have a way of getting out.
@bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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