Riverdale Rushes into Season 3

Jenna Loew, News Editors

Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., for the past two years I, along with millions of other people across the world, tuned into CW’s “Riverdale.” Riverdale is based on the popular American comic books, “Archie Comics.” The show follows the story of five-main characters who live in mysterious Riverdale. A town which seems perfect from the outside looking in, but holds some dark secrets. Kj Apa plays the role of Archie Andrews, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.

Season 1 of Riverdale aired in January, 2017. The teen drama/mystery focused its first season on the murder of a town local, as well as the shift of Veronica Lodge’s life as a new girl at Riverdale High.  Season one had its fair share of love triangles and high school romances. The show seemed to only grow more popular when its 13-episode season came to an end, and was finally available for stream on Netflix.

Season 2 aired in October, 2017 and quickly took an even darker turn. Season 2  took into account each character’s moral compass and left viewers on the edge of their seat, as everyone was a suspect until proven guilty. Season 2 also introduced Veronica’s father, Hiram Lodge.

Right now, Riverdale is on its third season. As opposed to previous seasons, the show has recently been receiving some backlash from its fans. With eight episodes aired so far, the theme of this season has been odd to say the least. The writers, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti have specifically stated that they wanted this season to be different. While the first season was based on classic murders, and the second on serial killings, this season has taken a new approach: cults and the supernatural. It has even been rumored that season three is based on the Jonestown massacre of 1978.

“Riverdale used to be mature, but has now become a babyish fantasy,”  says Wantagh High junior Lizzie Droluk. With all the changes occurring with the plot of Riverdale, there’s no telling where this season will go, or if the show will return for another one…