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A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

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Riverdale: Episode Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club  Season 3, Episode 4

It's flashback time as Betty gets Alice to talk about the time where she met everyone else's parents in detention and started playing Gryphons and Gargoyles. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 8 at 7:21 AM - 4 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below  Season 3, Episode 3

When a series of suspicious roadblocks threaten to delay the opening of the speakeasy, Veronica enlists the help of Cheryl, Toni, Reggie, Kevin and Josie to ensure opening night goes off without a hitch. Elsewhere, Betty and Jughead follow different leads to learn more about the strange incidents going on in the town. Finally, some unwanted attention forces Archie to make a difficult decision about his future. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 27 at 12:14 PM - 3 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes  Season 3, Episode 2

FIRST DAY JITTERS — After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead and Betty team up to investigate Riverdale's latest mystery. As Archie navigates his new surroundings, Veronica devises a plan to bring a bit of home to him. Elsewhere, when Moose decides to join the ROTC, Kevin worries he may be pulling away from him.
posted by duffell on Oct 18 at 6:39 PM - 8 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day  Season 3, Episode 1

Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer; Betty must deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly; Veronica pleads with Hiram to help Archie. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on Oct 13 at 1:36 PM - 7 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens  Season 2, Episode 17

As the town (and school) politics heat up, Hiram's mobster associates come to stir up some trouble; things take a dangerous turn when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence; there's a good old-fashioned conversion asylum break-out! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31 at 2:50 PM - 0 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors  Season 2, Episode 16

Jughead takes drastic measures to voice his opposition to Hiram's plans for Riverdale; Andy Cohen, Hermoine's friend, visits to lend a hand; Veronica decides to run for student council president; Cheryl worries that she is being targeted; and Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald) is back, to help her ex, Fred, with legal troubles. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 24 at 10:32 AM - 1 comment

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood  Season 2, Episode 15

Fred considers running for Mayor, and Archie picks sides; Betty becomes increasingly suspicious of Chic; Jughead makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram, while there are more Blossom bombshells dropped. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17 at 10:29 AM - 2 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes  Season 2, Episode 14

Determined to uncover Hiram's plans, Jughead presses Veronica about what she may know, while with Betty and Archie on a romantic couples' get-away weekend; Cheryl makes a surprising connection with an unlikely friend, and Josie bonds with Kevin over a shared secret. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 9 at 7:02 AM - 4 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart  Season 2, Episode 13

A hasty decision comes back to haunt Betty; Tensions between Hiram, FP and Jughead spiral out of control; Archie is forced to make a tough decision. [more inside]
posted by daybeforetheday on Feb 9 at 1:00 PM - 1 comment

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine  Season 2, Episode 12

FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED – As preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica becomes concerned that Archie, who's agreed to be Hiram's “intern,” may be learning too much about her family's secret business dealings. Jughead and FP lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents. Meanwhile, Chic helps Betty deal with her inner darkness, while Archie finds himself in over his head after a high-stakes poker game with Hiram’s shady inner-circle goes awry [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Feb 1 at 6:32 AM - 11 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler  Season 2, Episode 11

WINNING OVER HIRAM LODGE — Amidst preparations for the town's annual Picken's Day festivities, Jughead interviews Toni's grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale’s history. In an attempt to get closer to Hiram, Archie tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team after learning of Hiram's love of the sport. Meanwhile, Betty unearths some dark secrets about her brother Chic, and Veronica and Josie clash as they prepare for their Picken's Day performance. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Jan 25 at 5:45 AM - 13 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle  Season 2, Episode 10

NEW YEAR, NEW DRAMA — Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Archie is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings. Betty sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic. Penelope Blossom finds a job she really likes, much to Cheryl's dismay. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Jan 18 at 6:28 AM - 10 comments

Riverdale: Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night  Season 2, Episode 9

Fred receives a hospital bill with charges totaling $86,000. Veronica tries to get her parents to help but they refuse. Jughead rallies the younger Serpents against Penny Peabody. Betty and Archie receive a Christmas present from the Black Hood.
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:06 AM - 10 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil  Season 2, Episode 8

When Jughead learns that F.P. is getting released from prison, he and Betty organize a welcome home party; Archie and Veronica push their relationship issues aside to focus on the Black Hood investigation. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 9, 2017 at 1:57 PM - 9 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside  Season 2, Episode 7

The Black Hood challenges the residents of Riverdale to remain sinless for 48 hours; Penny Peabody calls in a favor Jughead owes her, putting strain on his relationship with Archie; Betty and Veronica investigate a suspect. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:58 AM - 9 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof  Season 2, Episode 6

After the St. Clair afterparty debacle, Mayor McCoy threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside; Jughead and Archie try to stop a dangerous alliance between the Serpents and a long-time rival from forming, but each try their own way; Betty turns to Veronica for help. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 17, 2017 at 7:41 AM - 6 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls  Season 2, Episode 5

Alice publishes a fiery piece blasting the Southside; Jughead takes matters into his own hands to keep the peace; Betty receives an ultimatum that could destroy her relationships; Veronica's old friend visits for a wild night with the gang. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 10, 2017 at 7:57 AM - 4 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown  Season 2, Episode 4

Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale; Betty finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery; tensions between the North and Southside come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2, 2017 at 10:04 PM - 6 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods  Season 2, Episode 3

Frustrated by the lack of progress in his father's case, Archie takes matters into his own hands; Veronica is glad to introduce her father to her friends; Jughead befriends a Southside Serpent on his first day at his new school. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:34 PM - 8 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks  Season 2, Episode 2

Betty leads a movement to save Pop's from closing; Archie's friends worry about his behavior; Jughead's efforts to find F.P. a new lawyer may have serious repercussions; Veronica finds herself torn between trusting her judgement and trusting her parents.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:04 PM - 9 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying  Season 2, Episode 1

Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of his father's shooting; Veronica learns her father has arrived in town earlier than expected; Pop Tate's story leaves Jughead and Betty questioning the gunman's motives. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM - 9 comments

Riverdale: The Sweet Hereafter  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 13

Archie and Veronica continue to grow closer; Betty confronts her mother; Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation; Hermione makes Fred an offer that seems too good to be true; Cheryl takes matters into her own hands.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM - 8 comments

Riverdale: Anatomy of a Murder  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 12

Shocked to learn of the arrest, Archie and Veronica realize they need to tell their parents about what they uncovered; Jughead reluctantly joins his friends in a quest for truth; Cheryl confronts her mother.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 4, 2017 at 7:34 PM - 14 comments

Riverdale: To Riverdale and Back Again  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 11

Alice wants Betty to help with the Jason Blossom investigation; Jughead wonders if it's the right time to give his father another chance; Fred and Mary attend the homecoming dance.
posted by litera scripta manet on Apr 28, 2017 at 1:25 PM - 19 comments

Riverdale: The Lost Weekend  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 10

Archie hides his true feelings about his parents' divorce; Betty decides to throw Jughead a surprise birthday party; Veronica contemplates whether to participate in the deposition to help get her Dad released.
posted by litera scripta manet on Apr 14, 2017 at 5:28 PM - 11 comments

Riverdale: La Grande Illusion  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 9

Archibald is courted by the Blossoms while Alice and her mother try to dig into the doings of their family rival, and Veronica befriends a classmate whose family was hurt by her father's illegal financial management.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM - 9 comments

Riverdale: The Outsiders  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 8

When Fred loses his crew just as they're about to start construction, Archie and his friends try to help, making them targets for an attack; Jughead worries how his friends will react when his secret comes out.
posted by Literaryhero on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:20 PM - 8 comments

Riverdale: In a Lonely Place  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 7

New rumors circulate as to who was really behind Jason's murder after a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Jughead's father returns to the fray; Veronica takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on Mar 9, 2017 at 8:01 PM - 11 comments

Riverdale: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 6

In the 6th "chapter" of the Riverdale saga, Valerie's efforts to help Archie's musical ambitions leads to not one but two major fallouts, Betty and Jughead's investigation brings them face-to-face with Polly, and Veronica gets bounced from conflict to conflict. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 3, 2017 at 8:14 AM - 12 comments

Riverdale: Heart of Darkness  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 5

Cheryl's parents hold Jason's memorial, but refuse to let her speak. Coach Clayton pits Archie and Reggie against each other for the coveted spot of team captain. Archie is introduced to a potential songwriting mentor. Betty and Jughead take the funeral as a chance to search the Blossom family mansion for clues. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM - 20 comments

Riverdale: The Last Picture Show  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

Jughead is bummed that the drive-in movie theater/his secret home is being demolished, while Hermione Lodge and the town gang are the ones working on said demolishment. But most of the episode is dedicated to "Who is this mysterious Miss Grundy who seduces teenage boys?" [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:59 PM - 8 comments

Riverdale: Body Double  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

In the third "chapter" of Riverdale, Cheryl comes clean about when she last saw Jason, Betty and Jughead investigate Jason's death, while Veronica goes "full dark, no stars" to get revenge for herself and others.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM - 11 comments

Riverdale: A Touch of Evil  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 2

Betty isn't sure who to argue with and who to be nice to, so doles a little of each out to everyone. Veronica apologizes with flowers, cupcakes, and mani-pedis. Josie & the Pussycats rock out while the cheerleaders perform. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:11 PM - 24 comments

Riverdale: Chapter One: The River's Edge  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

Premiere of a drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life, love and high school. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 26, 2017 at 8:01 PM - 33 comments