As a kid, you may have stolen copies of Archie comics from your lolo‘s bookshelf just for kicks, or LOLed at his antics in the comics section of the newspaper. Archie Andrews’ story has always seemed timeless. In the past couple of years, Archie Andrews has lived on through a number of reboots and a recent revamp aside from those copies you see stacked at your local Book Sale. The great thing about Archie is the simplicity of the plot that never fails to make us laugh.
This is why many of us were intrigued when the synopsis of Riverdale — the new Netflix Original series that’s based on Archie and his friends — was released last year. The CW, who produced the show, is known for raunchy teen offerings like Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries (among other things), so it was no surprise that Archie suddenly underwent a dark makeover. Heavily influenced by Twin Peaks, the show is adapted more from the revamp which departs from the familiar light gag angle with a murder and a whodunit mystery that’s probably meant to intrigue viewers.
Riverdale premiered last Jan. 26, and though it may be too early on in the season to make any judgements, we’ve decided to point out a few things that show how different it is from the original.