Remember Archie Comics? Well, the clean-cut comic has been given a sexy modern makeover.
One that’s forcing us to re-consider everything we knew about the lives of Archie and his friends in the seemingly sleepy town of Riverdale.
Riverdale is the latest gift from streaming service Netflix, having dropped on January 27. And from what we’ve seen so far, it well-and-truly stands alone as a series.
For anyone who read Archie as a kid however, the release of Riverdale means a whole lot more.
Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk explain why the world is so obsessed with Riverdale on The Binge.
You see, Archie depicted the adventurous escapades of a teenage group of friends as they navigated growing up in the quiet town of Riverdale. Think high-school drama, twisted romance, jocks and cheerleaders.
But in Riverdale, we take a far more subversive deep-dive into their sleepy suburb. And the sinister undercurrent bubbling behind the facade.
“It’s definitely the darker side of Riverdale”, says Tiffany Dunk on this week’s episode of The Binge. “There’s a dark secret and there’s been a murder and who is involved… I’m curious to see where it goes.”
“It’s that whole thing of a picture perfect town, with teenagers trying to figure out who they are… but then there’s also murder and death and lies and having to sort of ‘battle’ against the adults”, The Binge host Laura Brodnik agrees.
As far as teen dramas go “It’s been called Twin Peaks meets Gossip Girl, but it’s so much more.”