The Dark Side of Riverdale

Given the 70 year run of Archie Comics, everyone has grown up reading the digest.

However, the latest television iteration Riverdale has been a darker take on the Comic book series. And has radicalised everything from the characters to the content to cater to a new generation.

It has brought the characters to the retelling of the Archie Comic Universe. And follows the lives of Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones. Jughead is also the narrator of the show. He is shown writing a book about the mysterious murder of Jason Blossom, which sets up Season 1.

Season 1 included the mystery of who killed Jason Blossom (the red headed captain of the football team) and everything from gothic mansions to biker gangs, Pop’s to dramatic teenage lives and so on.The show’s first season was well received and also covered issues like teen angst and cyber bullying.

With the show’s second season on its way- here’s what to expect:

  • Would Fred Andrews survive? – The last episode of the first season showed Fred Andrews (Archie’s dad) being shot by a masked man and a distraught Archie. While this was a dramatic ending, we expect him to survive.
  • Polly and Twins – With the cat out of the bag in season 1, about the Blossom and the Cooper families we expect more drama for Polly and her twins. We might even see her coming back to school and fixing her reputation.
  • Hiram Lodge– The ominous presence of Hiram Lodge was felt throughout the first season. But this season is going to give us a glimpse of the newly released Hiram Lodge who is sure to stir up a lot of trouble. He might even be one of the main characters of the show. *sigh*
  • Cheryl Blossom – The season finale showed her hitting rock bottom with her family destroyed, a failed suicide attempt which left her completely lost and depressed. She is shown burning down her own house in an attempt to start a fresh- burning down her old life to the ground. Cheryl might just be seen resting her mean girl phase to become more humble and considerate!
  • Betty & Jughead – Watchout Bughead fans as the road to this couples happiness might get a bit rocky! There may be a sudden slip in the road as Jugehad grows close to the South Side Serpent squad (like father like son, hmm) which might stir up a conflict between the North and South side, thus hampering the Bughead relationship.
  • Mysterious brother– Season 1 made a revelation about Alice Cooper’s (Betty’s mom) high school pregnancy which lead to the birth of a baby boy which she gave up for adoption. We are hoping this season finally introduces us to Betty and Polly’s long lost mysterious brother! A family reunion might be the perfect trope.



We Can’t wait for the premiere of the second season of Riverdale on 1st October 2017! Share your thoughts with us!! Like, Comment & Share!

Authored by Shivani Jaggi