I didn’t think I would be in my 30s, watching shows on The CW. Now back in the day, our network was The WB. But there’s this new show in their second season and I am absolutely obsessed. Riverdale is everything I ever wanted in a teen drama and so much more. There’s the incredibly dressed drop dead gorgeous mean girl (she’s of course my favorite character), the hunky jock, the weird nerd with the bad attitude, and the girl next door who is really innocent and a bit naïve. I live for this show.
So all of the really interesting people have red hair – and not just regular ginger, it illumnates on the screen. An old school backdrop with gang violence, drugs, and Luke Perry (aka Dylan McKay) sings on screen. Of course there’s a string of murders – my money is on the innocent girl next door. Bell Biv DeVoe told me to never trust a big butt and a smile.
Riverdale has a weird 50s vibe to it that is reminiscent of the Outsiders, and anything James Dean would have done in film (or in real life). The music isn’t that good – although I’m sure my teen self would have lived for the soundtrack. As a grown person I think I’ll pass. But in the meantime, definitely check out the show’s trailer below along with some of my favorite stills and production shots below: