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Riverdale S3 |OT| Woah, Black Betty!

Oct 27, 2017
228
I thought it was a return to form. Much better than the last 2 style wise and tidied up a lot of loose ends. Also just the right amount of Riverdale crazy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
637
Yeah guys thought it was fantastic also. A really slick and cool film noir-esque take on Riverdale that was almost hypnotically good.

Riverdale back on form. Anyone who's dropped the show should watch this new one. Would probably get you back on-board.
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
25,844
I imagine I'd be lost after skipping the last four episodes of stupid.
All you really need to know is Archie got attacked by a bear out in Canada, somehow didn't die, then came back to Riverdale super emo and pissed everyone off, and then Hiram got shot by a mysterious unknown sniper.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,410
Did they people who enjoyed this week's like last week's? Because last week I nearly jumped off this hilariously stupid train.

I even rewatched the first episode of S1 again recently to reassure myself that I'm not crazy about the precipitous decline in the show's quality.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,762
Coral Springs, FL
Did they people who enjoyed this week's like last week's? Because last week I nearly jumped off this hilariously stupid train.

I even rewatched the first episode of S1 again recently to reassure myself that I'm not crazy about the precipitous decline in the show's quality.
That's a universal sentiment. After S1 the show got a double episode count, and the showrunner started doing other things. You can identify the exact moment the show fell apart; when he jumped ship to work on Sabrina.
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
25,844
Did they people who enjoyed this week's like last week's? Because last week I nearly jumped off this hilariously stupid train.

I even rewatched the first episode of S1 again recently to reassure myself that I'm not crazy about the precipitous decline in the show's quality.
Last week was awful. This one may have been stupid, but at least it was stupid with a consistent tone and concept. The last couple of weeks have been full-on flailing octopus mode.
 
Oct 25, 2017
555
That's a universal sentiment. After S1 the show got a double episode count, and the showrunner started doing other things. You can identify the exact moment the show fell apart; when he jumped ship to work on Sabrina.
Which is a shame, because Sabrina isn't so good to justify the decline in Riverdale's quality. I'd rather have one great show than two okay shows.

To be honest, I think doubling the episode count did more damage than Sabrina.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,762
Coral Springs, FL
Which is a shame, because Sabrina isn't so good to justify the decline in Riverdale's quality. I'd rather have one great show than two okay shows.

To be honest, I think doubling the episode count did more damage than Sabrina.
Usually Riverdale still manages to be good when Aguirro-Sacasa returns to write an episode. Tales from The Darkside in S2 was phenomenal, and was like what I wanted Sabrina to be.
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,159
Loved the episode. Everything is better when they lean into the zaniness.

I still don’t understand Veronica though. She’s all over the place with her motivations.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,403
Toronto
Woah, this week's episode was actually really good. After the last few episodes I'm just all sorts of stunned right now that they could pull something out like this but yeah so many mysteries raveling, and being answered, thankfully.

Although god damn Archie is just so insufferable augh, like what even is he. At least it ended off on a better note for him, and getting along with Hiram would clear one of the worst recurring aspects of the show since Season 2. But then I can't really trust Hiram to stick to it, and Archie could just go off and be stupid without him anyways...
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,879
Was a fun episode. Lots of noir, mysteries being closed neatly, good amount of time with all the characters, etc.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,503
The last 2 episodes were awful and nearly made me consider quitting, it seemed like the show was going in an even stupider, even more unfocused direction. And not in the usual entertaining way

But this episode was sooo good. So many callbacks to previous events, so many plot twists. I feel like the slate has been wiped clean for the next arc now.

Archie is still so goddamn pointless though, he needs some kind of direction because at the moment he's just a deadbeat idiot and now he seems to have his eyes set Josie literally 2 minutes after breaking up with Veronica, like eurgh
How can the main character still be so pointless and annoying 3 seasons in?
 
Dec 15, 2017
1,980
Australia
The show used to be top priority viewing but it's slowly losing me. This is the first time I waited a few days because I couldn't be bothered watching it. Cutting the episode count to 16 next season would be a good start, followed by a shift in the writing. Is it just me or are Riverdale's storylines less grounded than Sabrina's?
 
Oct 27, 2017
637
New episode tonight guys.

RIVERDALE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale

THE NEXT LEVEL - Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra (guest star Robin Givens) and Tom (guest star Martin Cummins) receive an unsettling message, which forces "The Midnight Club" to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) learns some unexpected news about the college she has set her sights on.]