Two revamped comic book series from the same universe, two totally different Netflix shows.
*originally posted on Unlocked Lips blog (<-- click the lips to go there)
When Riverdale first aired, it had me tuning in out of pure curiosity. I had stacks of Archie comics when I was a kid and I wanted to see how they were going to make the cheesy, G-rated skits into a show that would captivate the jaded teens and young adults of today. Well, I guess the producers realized they needed to up the sex, scandal and simple storylines to get the attention of viewers. And they succeeded, I guess.
However, for me, I found my eyes rolling many times throughout season one, especially the first episode. The behaviors of the characters were unnatural and over-the-top. Plus, I despise shows that have teenagers acting like 25-year-olds. It’s painfully unrealistic and so cringy.
Season one was by far the best out of the three, but that’s not saying much because I think it’s a bad show with bad characters and a bad script.
It’s tedious to go through the reasons why Riverfail is awful. Besides, this YouTube channel does a great job of highlighting the cringe: