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Oct 10 2017 3:00pm

Riverdale: How Setting Saved the Story and Stole the Show

Major Season 1 Spoilers Below!

Few critics would expect the smartest television show of the year to be a CW offering based on the Archie comics. Not only is the CW's reimagined Riverdale surprisingly clever, but it deserves far more critical acclaim and discourse than its modest success would suggest. Riverdale has two key strengths: the show demonstrates that it understands the need for a TV show to have a greater meaning, and it avoids the pitfalls of many “gritty reboots” by darkening the setting rather than the characters.

[Riverdale: it's more than just your wholesome Archie comics...]