New Season of Riverdale


Jenna Jung

Romir Karnik ’18 has strong opinions regarding Season 2 of ‘Riverdale.’

‘Riverdale’ is an American television series based on the characters of Archie Comics, centered around the mysterious murder of Jason Blossom. The first season came out in January of 2017, with the new second season of ‘Riverdale’ coming out in December of 2017, but did it meet up with the hype and expectations? After a first season full of drama and cliffhangers, people were anxiously waiting for the second one to come out.

The second season of ‘Riverdal’e is set to have a staggering twenty-two episode run which is much higher than the first season which only had thirteen. So far though, people are not very satisfied with what they are seeing. “Season 2 of ‘Riverdale’ is a mess. It’s like all of the major plot points from Season 1 have been thrown out the window, and each episode becomes more and more ridiculous, with “sophomores” being involved in things like gang activity, drag racing, and webcam modeling. This show is definitely a guilty pleasure though, because somehow I still keep up with each new episode for some reason,” said senior Romir Karnik.

“Season 2 of ‘Riverdale’ is a mess. It’s like all of the major plot points from Season 1 have been thrown out the window and each episode becomes more and more ridiculous.”

With each episode being released individually, one week at a time, fans seem to be clinging on to the hope that the show will return to how it used to be, but this does not appear to be the case. As Narae Song ’18 said, “Two episodes in, I stopped watching because it wasn’t worth it.” She had hoped that the second season would be just as, if not better than the first but she was greatly disappointed. “Nothing makes sense anymore, and it’s as if the whole show turned into a joke,” she added.

As of now, season one fans are not very content with what they are seeing although this could change. Maybe the series will make a turn for the best, but only time will tell.