Riverdale

2017
4.8
2.31K reviews
TV-UNRATED
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Season 1 episodes (20)

1 Chapter One: “The River's Edge”
1/26/17
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from a student’s death. Archie Andrews is an all-American teen, but the town tragedy made him realize a few things.
2 Chapter Two: “A Touch of Evil”
2/2/17
As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie (KJ Apa) pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty (Lili Reinhart) makes an effort to mend her friendship with Archie but takes a different stance with Veronica (Camila Mendes), who is trying to make up for her actions. With rumors around her brother’s death running rampant, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) deals with the pressure in true Queen Bee fashion, while tensions boil over when Jughead (Cole Sprouse) stumbles upon a secret Archie was hoping to keep hidden. Finally, plans for the annual fall pep rally move forward with a performance by Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats and a special appearance by Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens). Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick and Luke Perry also star.
3 Chapter Three: “Body Double”
2/9/17
After new information surrounding Jason’s death comes to light, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) finds herself under a cloud of suspicion and forced to come clean about the last time she saw her brother. Meanwhile, Archie (KJ Apa) makes a tough decision that puts a major strain on his relationship with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel). Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) decides to revive the school newspaper and asks for Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) help in investigating Jason’s death, while Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Ethel (guest star Shannon Purser) work on exposing some of Riverdale High’s football players after rumors of a “shame book” begin to circulate. Finally, after getting grounded by his dad Fred (Luke Perry), Archie must figure out a way to make it to the Taste of Riverdale event where Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and the Pussycats will be performing a song he helped write.
4 Chapter Four: “The Last Picture Show”
2/16/17
When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s (guest star Sarah Habel) past. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) confronts her mother Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice (Madchen Amick) finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image. Madelaine Petsch and Luke Perry also star.
5 Chapter Five: "Heart of Darkness"
2/23/17
With Jason’s funeral around the corner, the Blossom family moves forward with last minute preparations – and a secret agenda. Meanwhile, Archie’s (KJ Apa) attempt to refocus his energy on football comes to a halt when an opportunity to work with a new music mentor presents itself. Betty (Lili Reinhart) dives deeper into her investigation of Jason’s death and unearths some dark revelations about her family. Elsewhere, after uncovering secrets about her own family, Veronica (Camila Mendes) forms an unlikely friendship with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), who is having a tougher time with Jason’s impending funeral than she lets on. Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) turns to Fred (Luke Perry) for help after receiving a cryptic message from the Southside Serpents. Cole Sprouse and Madchen Amick also star.
6 Chapter Six: "Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!"
3/2/17
With Riverdale High’s annual variety show around the corner, Valerie’s (guest star Hayley Law) efforts to help Archie (KJ Apa) prepare for his big performance lead to some major fallout between her and Josie (Ashleigh Murray). Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) investigation into Jason’s death brings them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye). Just as her relationship with her mother was on the upswing, an unexpected betrayal sends Veronica (Camila Mendes) spiraling, while Josie deals with her own pressures at home after her overbearing father returns for her performance at the variety show. Finally, Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) first day at Andrew’s Construction finds her and Fred (Luke Perry) growing closer. Madchen Amick also stars.
7 Chapter Seven: "In a Lonely Place"
3/9/17
When a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed, new rumors begin to swirl as to who was really behind Jason’s murder. Tensions build when Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) father returns to the fray and it’s revealed that he and Fred (Luke Perry) have some unresolved issues between them. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione (Marisol Nichols). Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) approaches Betty (Lili Reinhart) with an unexpected proposal that leaves Betty torn. KJ Apa and Madchen Amick also star.
8 Chapter Eight: “The Outsiders”
3/30/17
As Fred (Luke Perry) and his crew are about to start construction, he loses his crew, which could put his livelihood in jeopardy. Wanting to help his dad, Archie (KJ Apa) and his friends pitch in to help but after one of them is attacked, the gang comes up with a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory. With Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) secret revealed, he is worried about how his friends will react. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) suggest throwing Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) a baby shower to make her feel better, but Polly is hesitant knowing how everyone feels. Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Madelaine Petsch and Ashleigh Murray also star.
9 Chapter Nine: "La Grande Illusion"
4/6/17
Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters. Cole Sprouse also stars.
10 Chapter Ten: "The Lost Weekend"
4/13/17
When Fred (Luke Perry) decides to finalize the divorce with Archie’s mother Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald), Archie (KJ Apa) hides his true feelings. Archie tries to win Valerie (guest star Hayley Law) back with a romantic evening, however, Betty (Lili Reinhart) hijacks his plans when she decides to throw Jughead (Cole Sprouse) a surprise birthday party. Once Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) learns of the party, she decides to make it interesting and things quickly get out of control. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) contemplates whether she should participate in the deposition to help get her Dad released. Madchen Amick and Marishol Nichols also star. Molly Ringwald guest stars.
11 Chapter Eleven: "To Riverdale and Back Again"
4/27/17
Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star.
12 Chapter Twelve: "Anatomy of a Murder"
5/4/17
Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) are shocked to learn of the arrest but know they need to come clean to their parents about what they uncovered. Still hurt by the betrayal of his friends and torn over who to trust, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) reluctantly joins them in a quest for truth. Meanwhile, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) confronts her mom about why she treats her so much worse than she ever did with Jason.
13 Chapter Thirteen: "The Sweet Hereafter"
5/11/17
Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) continue to grow closer. Betty (Lili Reinhart) is tired of her family acting as if nothing has happened and confronts her mother. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) finds himself in an unexpected situation, leaving Archie and the gang scrambling. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) makes Fred (Luke Perry) an offer that seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, the truth about Blossom’s family business is revealed leaving Cheryl (Madelain Petsch) to take matters into her own hands. Madchen Amick and Ashleigh Murray also star.
101 Trailer
12/19/16
Season-only
Riverdale trailer
102 On The Set
12/19/16
Season-only
A behind-the-scenes look at the first season of Riverdale.
103 2016 Comic-Con Panel
12/19/16
Season-only
The cast and crew from Riverdale gather together for a panel at Comic-Con to discuss the show.
104 The New Normal
3/31/17
Season-only
Archie, Betty, and Veronica have been in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. This short documentary provides a glimpse into the mystery surrounding Riverdale, and how their world has been thrust into a darker shade of reality.
105 The Ultimate Sin
6/15/17
Season-only
Some of the best mystery stories are sparked by the discovery of a dead body. This short documentary covers the plotting and why this was a successful approach for season 1.
106 I Got You
6/14/17
Season-only
An unplugged musical duet piece featuring Archie and Valerie.
107 These Are Moments I Remember
6/14/17
Season-only
A musical piece featuring Archie along with Josie and the Pussycats.

About this show

Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale is a bold drama with a subversive take on a surreal, small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same.
4.8
2.31K reviews
Andrea Volker
May 1, 2020
I wouldn't recommend it for people to watch because it makes me feel sick to my stomach. It is so disgusting it's almost like small town hell.To be honest the first couple seasons were good and got me hooked but it slowly evolved into the worst and most disturbing show i have ever watched. The thought that kids might ever do that and murder people it makes me wonder if anything is ever safe because of kids getting the idea of this in there minds. This is how deranged psycho paths are influenced.It hits these kids at a young age causing them to do harm like in this show to others. Speaking as a younger teen this show has made me realize why and how kids do things awful because they are influenced by bad shows.
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A Google user
May 12, 2017
The season 1 finale solidified Riverdale's place as 2017's best new show! As much as I enjoyed the first few episodes, I had a huge problem with one particular storyline. I call myself an "Archie Purist" because I prefer the traditional digests over the newer contemporary comic book issues, but I was on board with all the comic-to-tv changes except when it came to Mrs. Grundy. That being said, I've been 100% on board with Episode 4 and onward! This show brings tons of drama, comedy, mystery, suspense, and action. Regardless of the different ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, races, and orientations the writing is so good that you find something to relate to in every character. Riverdale excels in making both the high school students and their parents equally exciting to watch, which makes this show appealing to an even wider demographic. The acting of the main ensemble is fantastic. The music both sung and used in the background is great. I've been able to get my friend who originally refused to watch the show (another "Archie Purist") and another friend (who never read the comics at all) to give Riverdale a chance and they're hooked now too!
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Alana Brandt
May 4, 2020
The first season made sense, which is why it got such an uproar but it didnt live up to the hype going on. This show feels bogged down by the writers with the cringy lines and situations. I've tried to watch the show but it's like watching a burning trash can raging into a forest fire. It's a sad excuse for teen drama. Like I'm a teen myself and this is cringe.
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