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“Riverdale” offers a modern-day twist to Archie comics

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“Riverdale” offers a modern-day twist to Archie comics

Riverdale takes a darker approach on the Archie Comics.

Riverdale takes a darker approach on the Archie Comics.

Riverdale takes a darker approach on the Archie Comics.

Riverdale takes a darker approach on the Archie Comics.

Raquel Guevarra, Reporter

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Who is the black-masked killer?

It’s the question that all Riverdale fans are wondering after the cliffhanger at the end of the show’s first season. Riverdale, a television series based on the characters of the Archie Comics, takes a modern, neo-noir approach to the beloved comic. The show stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom. Season two of Riverdale premiered recently on October 11 and new episodes can be viewed weekly on Wednesdays on the CW.

The story begins shortly after the murder of a beloved classmate, Jason Blossom. His mysterious death prompts Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, Cheryl and the rest of Riverdale’s citizens to investigate the scandals and secrets that lie under the wholesome, All-American facade of their hometown.

Shortly after Jason’s murder is solved, the question presented is why? While the Riverdale gang ponders that question, they try to return to their lives. It’s not long before another killer emerges, known as the black-masked killer, and that is where season two of Riverdale will pick up, with Archie and his friends learning to deal with the aftermath of the events in season one.

“It’s a modern-day twist on Archie,” Aesha Falcon, a fan of the show, said. “I like how they took the setting and characters of Archie and created an entirely different plot.”

Fans of mystery, teen romance, and suspense will love the show. Riverdale has a little something for a wide audience. Those who read the Archie comics will not be disappointed in the CW adaptation. The romances are complicated, dark family secrets are revealed, and disappearances and murders are complex. The action-packed season one was a bit fast-paced, featuring only 13 episodes, while the new season has a whopping 22 episodes, expanding on the town’s secrets, So stay tuned, EHS!

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