It’s a Good Thing Riverdale is an Ensemble Show


This blog post contains spoilers for the first half of the first season of Riverdale.

 Riverdale characters

Full disclosure: I’ve never read an Archie comic in my life.

And, this isn’t a criticism. I love Riverdale. It’s addicting, and I can’t wait to finish the season.

I realize that Riverdale is meant to be an ensemble show. It’s probably the reason the title is Riverdale instead of Archie, after the comics from which it is born. However, it’s interesting to me that the titular character from the comics is (for me, personally) the least compelling character on the show. Continue reading