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Premieres today on Netflix Canada...

New TV series Riverdale shows the Archie gang like you’ve never seen them
Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty, talks about series’ darker take on Archie Comics characters, premiering Jan. 27.
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/t ... -them.html
In the town of Riverdale, Archie Andrews is brawnier than Moose Mason. Jughead is a cynic. Veronica has lost all her money. And Betty has serious mental health issues. And yes, there is a dead body.

This is not your father’s Archie Andrews. But the highly anticipated CW series, which premieres on Netflix Canada Jan. 27, is a glimpse into an alternate Archie universe — a kind of Dawson’s Creek via Twin Peaks. And standing in for Riverdale is the town of Langley, B.C.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the show is produced by Greg Berlanti, the showrunner of teen soap opera Dawson’s Creek, along with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie Entertainment’s chief creative officer.

Riverdale stars New Zealander K.J. Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Camilla Mendes as Veronica and Luke Perry as Archie’s father, Fred Andrews.

The Star spoke with Cleveland, Ohio-born actress Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty, about the darker, more adult vision for the show.
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Had fun at the Archive party last night in Toronto. Show is definitely darker than the comics of my youth. Incest, murder, and more. Episode 1 available now on Canadian Netflix.
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Had fun at the Archive party last night in Toronto. Show is definitely darker than the comics of my youth. Incest, murder, and more. Episode 1 available now on Canadian Netflix.
In the past decade or so, Archie comics have done some darker series as well and have pushed some pretty good narratives. The show pulls from some of those it looks like.
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one of the better premieres...i think im hooked for now.
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^ LOL I do remember watching that trailer years ago.

If this were a completely original series with original characters and settings, I would've said it this was a good premiere episode. However I'm having a lot of difficulty getting past the liberties it takes compared to the original comics. It feels like it's tarnishing the innocence of what Archie used to be even though I realize that some recent storylines are a indeed darker. What I did like was the ethnic diversity in casting and the interesting over"arch"ing mystery and will likely follow this series just to see where it goes. It gives off a vibe like "The Killing".
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Jan 30th, 2017 5:22 pm
If this were a completely original series with original characters and settings, I would've said it this was a good premiere episode. However I'm having a lot of difficulty getting past the liberties it takes compared to the original comics. It feels like it's tarnishing the innocence of what Archie used to be even though I realize that some recent storylines are a indeed darker. What I did like was the ethnic diversity in casting and the interesting over"arch"ing mystery and will likely follow this series just to see where it goes. It gives off a vibe like "The Killing".
An interesting take on this series...

The CW's Riverdale is the most sense the Archie series has made in more than a decade
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/27/14373 ... -cw-review
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First episode was sooo good! These weekly release series are silly though. Need to binge! :D
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It's cheesy but I'm hooked. Boo to not giving us the whole series at once.
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Jan 31st, 2017 12:09 pm
First episode was sooo good! These weekly release series are silly though. Need to binge! :D
Totally agree. Just give us the whole series ! The show was actually pretty good. Hope it stays that way.
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I loved the comics but I'm not digging this show yet. None of the parents are together, Polly's in the nut house, Mrs. Cooper is an unsupportive mom (and crazy), Josie's a bitch....Ugh. and Jughead and Archie aren't best friends anymore??? They really took liberties with the characters I grew up with. The only bright spot is Betty, I really like the actress and she plays the wholesome Betty character perfectly.
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