10 Reasons You Should Watch ‘Riverdale’

  
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With The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars coming to an end, The CW is trying to amp up its teen drama with its newest series: Riverdale. The series is a mix of Twin Peaks, Gossip Girl, and Pretty Little Liars and has already got fans hooked after only five episodes. Airing on the CW and Netflix, it is one CW show that has the potential to reach a much larger fan base, so if you have thought about checking it out and haven’t gotten around to it yet, here are 10 reasons you should watch Riverdale!

10. It’s Archie!

Given the popularity of Archie Andrews and the comic book series focusing on him and his adventures in Riverdale, it is truly surprising that a show like this has not happened before. Everyone loves Archie Andrews, and Riverdale makes it even easier by casting KJ Apa in the role meaning Archie is no longer the shy and oblivious teen in the comics; in Riverdale he is very attractive and does not shy away from any woman, even his own teacher.

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9. The Cast

Putting together a cast of mainly young stars is difficult for any series, but Riverdale has seemingly done a perfect job. As mentioned, Apa landed the lead role of Archie Andrews and while he has struggled somewhat to keep his New Zealand accent under control, the more episodes that air, the more control he has. Meanwhile Cole Sprouse who everyone remembers as only a little boy in Big Daddy and the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is all grown up and playing the dark role of Jughead Jones and also serves as Riverdale’s narrator. Riverdale‘s other young talent includes Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom. Not to mention former Beverly Hills, 90210 heartbreaker Luke Perry has made his big return to TV in the role of Fred Andrews.

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