Riverdale: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.



Critic Ratings: 62


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1781
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
Air date: Feb 2, 2017
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Air date: Mar 2, 2017
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Air date: Mar 30, 2017
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The characters and setting of the long-running "Archie" comic series get a modern, neo-noir update in the premiere season of The CW's teen drama-mystery series. The events following the murder of a beloved classmate prompt Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and the rest of Riverdale's residents to take a closer look at the scandals and secrets lurking under the seemingly wholesome, all-American surface of their hometown. Starring Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa and Lili Reinhart.


KJ Apa
as Archie Andrews
Camila Mendes
as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart
as Betty Cooper
Sarah Habel
as Ms. Grundy
Cole Sprouse
as Jughead Jones
Mädchen Amick
as Alice Cooper
Madelaine Petsch
as Cheryl Blossom
Luke Perry
as Fred Andrews
Ashleigh Murray
as Josie Mccoy
Ross Butler
as Reggie Mantle
Marisol Nichols
as Hermione Lodge
Casey Cott
as Kevin Keller
Robin Givens
as Mayor McCoy
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (30)

Riverdale, an enjoyable and moody teen series for adults who love teen series, a group of which I consider myself a member, is a fascinating splash in the ongoing remake deluge.

Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Riverdale can be overwrought at times and even too transparently politically correct at others. But it's also crisply entertaining and particularly well-cast with respect to the pivotal roles.

Jan 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It's] a lot of fun, but what I like most so far is that Betty's much more than a ponytail, Veronica's not nearly as spoiled as I remember, and together they're navigating friendship and romantic rivalry in what I'd like to think are 21st century ways.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Well done, but formulaic. Nevertheless, a long run seems assured.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are so many interesting storylines in the first season. The plot keeps getting wilder and more bizarre throughout the season. People will be surprised once they see where it's all heading.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale looks like it'll be a nice place to visit for a few seasons.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Riverdale demonstrates what progress in media should look like-experimental, well-intentioned, and willing to take risks.

Aug 8, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

And within that power comes strength and empathy, which is really the underlying message behind the bonds of the women on Riverdale and what makes the show what it is.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

To wit: Riverdale is not a masterpiece. But, I like it.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Still relatively fresh out of Shortland Street, K. J. Apa makes a fairly convincing American teen heartthrob; his new accent holds up pretty well, though he is a boy of few words compared to the other characters.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

If you love a good mystery, enjoy the tension of love triangles heartbreak, and sexual awakening, and think you can solve the mystery of "Who killed Jason Blossom?" then you will adore "Riverdale."

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The result is a smart teen drama that manages to tackle current social issues while simultaneously weaving in a pretty creepy mystery.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riverdale: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Riverdale season one managed to bring a new look to the classic comic series it got its name from. Bolstered with twists and turns mixed with great setups and character building , Riverdale managed to stand out above other teen dramas. The often off putting dialogue was saved by interesting plot threads.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    This show used to be so good. It has great atmosphere and soundtracks. It gets boring sometimes but still it has a dark and fun soul. This season is a great teen drama and dark mystery.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Season one was pretty good, i enjoyed it and it had a nice--mostly clean plot.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    It gets rotten with each episode.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    this season is definitely THE best season. the show was realistic and wasn't cringey af.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    A Great Fun Murder Mystery Show Watch It
  • Jul 09, 2019
    such an intense awesome show i love it so much this season is a who done it story and the twists are out of this world
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Well,i think the serie dont is atractive for a more mature person,but i think made a lot of success with the teen! But is a lot of fun,and is more or less build.The actors are VERY middling
  • Jun 21, 2019
    The mystery was engaging, and all of the characters had truly engaging storylines that made you want to see more.
  • Jun 09, 2019
    I had heard about this show when it first came out, and the hype revolving it was big. People were saying that it was a fun show to watch, especially for teens. As a teen I was intrigued and decided to give it a shot, to my surprise it STUNK harder then I could've imagined. The acting was TERRIBLE and not believable at all. And to be honest the main characters were pretty hatable. Unfortunately it doesn't end there, the plot line was also s**t. Anyone that knows anything about tv series could tell that most of the show's plots and subplots have already been seen before on popular shows like 13 Reasons Why, Glee, Pretty Little Liars, Twin Peaks, etc, etc. The show lacks originality and is just another teen show that attempts to follow trends instead of showing us something fresh, new & exciting. This show, for sure is an easy skip. NEXT..

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