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RIVERDALE
February 23, 2017  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

CW, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

Earlier this week, I was asked about this series by some of my students in class at Rowan University. They asked if I still watched Riverdale, and, if so, what I thought about it. I explained that I’d seen the first four episodes in advance, and was oddly intrigued enough by it to keep watching when episode five arrives – which it does tonight. I also said it wasn’t that I liked it, really, or thought it was very good, but that it was just so strange and tonally bizarre, as though Gossip Girl had been raped by Twin Peaks. “Did you write that in your review?” asked the somewhat stunned female student. “No,” I admitted. Not until now. Stars include Madelaine Petsch (pictured) as Cheryl Blossom.

 
 
 
 
 
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Chuck Anastas
I don't get your pride in using "rape" in that context, not to mention that it doesn't even make sense. And I guess it was important for you to mention that the "stunned" student was female. What's with you?
Feb 24, 2017   |  Reply
 
 
 
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