Riverdale: Season 3 (2018 - 2019)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Suspend your disbelief and hold on to your beanie: Season 3 of Riverdale is off the rails, and delightfully so.



Critic Ratings: 6


Audience Score

User Ratings: 598
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Air date: Oct 10, 2018
Air date: Oct 17, 2018
Air date: Oct 24, 2018
Air date: Nov 7, 2018
Air date: Nov 14, 2018
Air date: Nov 28, 2018
Air date: Dec 5, 2018
Air date: Dec 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 16, 2019
Air date: Jan 23, 2019
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At the beginning of Season 3, Archie (KJ Apa) is waiting for the verdict of his trial and decides to spend one last free weekend with Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse). After he's sentenced to two years in jail, Archie is caught in a power struggle inside the prison, while Veronica tries to find a way to break him out. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead investigate a series of strange incidents that seem to be connected, uncovering a weird cult that somehow managed to bring a fantasy game to life.


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
Gina Gershon
as Gladys Jones
Trinity Likins
as Jellybean "JB" Jones
Riley Keough
as Laurie Lake
Kelly Ripa
as Ms. Mulwray
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Critic Reviews for Riverdale Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (0)

Confidently finding its groove in storylines more outlandish than anything you will find in the comics, Riverdale is still going strong

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's erratic quality can be an asset... but it can also be frustrating because there's constantly a better show buzzing underneath.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Riverdale has finally hit soap-opera bingo.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

My only hope, with just four episodes left in the season, is that this mundanity proves to be a trap, one that will rip us forward in a shocking turn of events.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The third season of Riverdale sees the show moving further from the ensemble feeling of the first, continuing a trend which really started in the middle of the second.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

One of our wishes was always that Riverdale would embrace the inherent insanity in making a dark Archie reboot and amplifiying its silly strangeness. This season it has done so.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riverdale: Season 3

  • 5d ago
    Wow.... somehow this janky third entry manages to stay incredibly interesting. Sure several sections of this season can drag on for maybe a little to long but when the plot lines hit they hit hard. This one was weird but man I had fun along the ride.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    Plot lines were a mess, very bad writing.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    Literal Garbage. Completely overwrought and the ideas were senseless. The script looks like it was written by a 10 year old with a badass imagination. I'm still hoping for this to bring back the season 1 vibe.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Season 1 got me hooked to this show....season 2 was ok.....but now season 3 just is awful..... showing off hot bodies to compensate for the poor story line seems to be the direction this show has gone to.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    In poor taste. They brought back the D&D panic of hysterical 80s parents for no good reason, couldn't be creative enough to come up with something more interesting to do with Riverdale or did one of the writers just have a personal vendetta against D&D? Plus the season was littered with seizures despite poor Luke Perry's unfortunate passing. In poor taste guys. Complete trash. Poor actors that had to work on this you guys deserve better.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Terrible. Season 3 literally brought back characters just to kill them off, too many loose ends, things were extremely confusing. Not to mention they completely butchered so many things and personalities, destroyed relationships. If you liked season one, and were okay with season 2, i do not suggesting stepping foot into this madhouse.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    worst thing i've ever watched. the storyline made no sense and was predictable. it was just a load of crap.
  • Aug 20, 2019
    The story completely shifted from being a thriller high-school show to a weird scifi tragedy with bad writing.
  • Aug 18, 2019
    Really quite poor. Storylines all over the place, that are then dragged out for so long the show becomes annoying. It's all so incoherent, with characters constantly making nonsensical decisions that don't marry up with who they are, it's as if the writers got bored half way through. The farm story goes on way too long without conclusion. Then you've got the dreadful Archie boxing story line, just the total lack of continuity in that whole arc comes off as very, very lazy work. Whole episodes based on some random decision a character makes, you watch the entire thing only for the character to change their mind at the end rendering the entire thing a waste of time. I'm not sure if this is written by children or just for them, or maybe they are poking fun at the audience. Either way, a frustrating, boring, lengthy and ridiculous show with season 3 really taking it to another level.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Sweet lord where do we start. The first season was pretty good, and I was excited when the second season came out. I thought it was a bit confusing, but every good show has one not so good season. I hoped they could redeem themselves in season 3. And oh boy. I did not know what I was in for. Season 3 is a mess. First off Archie's jail. But the jail is an illegal fight club. Also Alice and Polly are apart of the creepy farm cult. Then there's the sisters who give kids drugs to make them see the gargoyle king. Then the gargoyle king is real, and it's betty and jugheads not half brother. Also Clifford blossoms long lost brother shows up. Then the farm is an organ farm and all the members except Kevin disappear. Then Betty's and jugheads actual not half brother shows up. Oh and Betty's mom is secretly working for the fbi. ITS A MESS. Honestly ik the joke about Riverdales writers is thriwn around a lot. But truly, what we're thet thinking!?!?

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