I’ve just binge-watched the available Riverdale episodes on Netflix and it’s a thumbs up from me so far. There’s an undercurrent of something rotten in Riverdale. It has lots of familiar references, such as the dreamy, electronic sound of Josie and the Pussycats that reminded me of Julee Cruise in Twin Peaks. The set is lush and colourful with strange old houses and graveyards, dark institutions, a river which holds a multitude of secrets and characters who all seem to be hiding something.
I'm excited to see how this televised take on the Archie comics unfolds and if I get into the later episodes I'll write about Riverdale again, but for now I just want to talk about the kissing.