Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post. All opinions and our love for Riverdale, remain our own.
Riverdale is one of those shows that appeals to the generation of my teenage daughter as well as me. It’s the show I look forward to each week to watch with MacKenzie.
We tuned in for the first season of The CW’s Riverdale. It was a fun show, and I can admit the storyline was a little messy, but it still has this appeal that keeps us coming back for more.
It’s the beloved Archie Comic coming to life in modern time as a suburban teen drama. In fact, Archie Comics’ chief creative officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was involved in the process of bringing Riverdale to life.
It’s a good murder mystery, with a maple syrup tycoon, mean girls, and teenage kids trying to figure out life.
She was talking about it with her friends, wearing apparel from her favorite Riverdale characters and even convincing her boyfriend he needed Riverdale in his life.
In Riverdale Season 2, Riverdale returns with its subversive take on small-town life. Archie (K.J. Apa) is determined to protect the sanctity of his town in the wake of his father’s (Luke Perry) by the Black Hood.
Archie is seeking justice and perhaps vengeance. A civil war is brewing between the Northside and the Southside; loyalties are divided.
Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) relationship enters a fragile territory when Jughead decides to join the Southside Serpents and Betty’s long-lost brother, Chic) returns.
Veronica (Camila Mendes) finds her life upended by her father Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) arrival and his dark schemes for the town’s future.
Everyone will have to pick a side, including Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) (who burned down her own house with her mother inside it in the season 1 finale), star-to-be Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), and Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton).
Things are never what you’d expect in Riverdale, and that’s especially true as Archie and the gang race to avert a full-on riot and solve the mystery of the Black Hood.
Riverdale is one of the few shows I have watched that you don’t have to wait for drama, a dozen dramatic things are happening in every episode. Are we shipping #Bughead, or is Betty and Jughead’s relationship over? Who did kill Cheryl’s brother Jason Blossom? Is the fan theory that she’s a witch about Betty’s mom, Alic Cooper true? These are the answers we’re waiting to resolve.
Then it ends, and we sit waiting for the premiere of Season 3. It’s time to relive it all through Riverdale: The Complete Second Season, scheduled for release on DVD August 7th. Priced at $39.99 SRP, it will include all 22 episodes along with some fun special features.
Riverdale Season 2 stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, and Luke Perry.
Riverdale is produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
Riverdale Season 3 Special features:
- Caught Between Two Worlds: The Darkness Inside
- Making the Musical: Riverdale
- Riverdale: 2017 Comic-Con Panel
- Riverdale Pop Quiz!
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
The 22 one-hour episodes are:
- Chapter Fourteen: “A Kiss Before Dying”
- Chapter Fifteen: “Nighthawks”
- Chapter Sixteen: “The Watcher in the Woods“
- Chapter Seventeen: “The Town That Dreaded Sundown“
- Chapter Eighteen: “When a Stranger Calls“
- Chapter Nineteen: “Death Proof”
- Chapter Twenty: “Tales from the Darkside”
- Chapter Twenty-One: “House of the Devil”
- Chapter Twenty-Two: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”
- Chapter Twenty-Three: “The Blackboard Jungle”
- Chapter Twenty-Four: “The Wrestler”
- Chapter Twenty-Five: “The Wicked and the Divine”
- Chapter Twenty-Six: “The Tell-Tale Heart”
- Chapter Twenty-Seven: “The Hills Have Eyes”
- Chapter Twenty-Eight: “There Will Be Blood”
- Chapter Twenty-Nine: “Primary Colors”
- Chapter Thirty: “The Noose Tightens”
- Chapter Thirty-One: “A Night to Remember”
- Chapter Thirty-Two: “Prisoners”
- Chapter Thirty-Three: “Shadow of a Doubt”
- Chapter Thirty-Four: “Judgment Night”
- Chapter Thirty-Five: “Brave New World”
Riverdale Season 2 is also currently available to own on Digital.