Riverdale: Season 2 (2018)

Plot: With the black hood lose on the streets, will they discover who he is before he takes another victim?

Created By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Starring: KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Casey Cott, Madelaine Petsch.

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Season two deals with the aftermath of Fred’s shooting and the consequences of the black hood’s actions. It’s also a lot darker than the first season. However, hormones do take centre stage, again, which is to be expected from a teenage drama. I wasn’t completely hooked on the first half of the season but I feel it picked up and once the action kicked in, it was very dramatic.

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Veronica’s parents are the most annoying people in the show. Hermione can’t stand up for herself and I hate that representation of the character. She’s controlled by her husband and I do think she’s stronger than that. She needs to take a leaf out of her daughter’s book, Veronica knows how to stand up to her father.

The reveal of the black hood wasn’t completely shocking as it kind of built up to that. However, I’m not disappointed either. The mysteries in this show undeniably hook you. The characters are likeable and it’s very entertaining. There’s something new for them to face with each episode.

The best episode of the season and both season’s combined was episode 21. The whole episode was tense, I was on the edge of my seat and it ended on a huge cliffhanger. That episode was executed perfectly. The finale episode was a bit of a letdown. Nothing really happened and it was just a bit disappointing because it followed such an excellent episode. Episode 21 should have been the finale. The episode that I really didn’t like was the musical episode. That was just weird, I hope they don’t do that again.

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SPOILERS BELOW

Cheryl has joined the serpents which I’m super happy about. The show needs more strong female characters because it portrays a lot of them as damsel’s in distress and that’s a really dated stereotype. It’s 2018! Archie got arrested, which was down to Hiram Lodge. Can he just go back to prison already? He’s done nothing but cause trouble ever since his release.

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Betty and her family are also dealing with the fallout of their father and I love Betty and her mum. Her mum is one of my favourite characters, she’s so scattered with her behaviour that it’s entertaining. Polly was very suspicious in the finale, I think there’s something going on there.

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There’s still a lot of story to be explored so I think the third season will be just as entertaining as this one. I’m excited to see where Cheryl and Toni go from here and see their relationship progress as Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni, has been promoted to series regular, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of her. I really like her so I’m excited to have her more involved with the main core of the characters. 

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It’s been another rollercoaster of a season. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what direction we head in, in the next season. I’d assume the third season will hit screens in October, which is around the same time the second season premiered last year, meaning we haven’t got long to wait.

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