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Photo Credit:  Katie Yu/The CW
  • Premiered: 
    January 26, 2017
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on characters from the series of comic books (Archie Comics) 
  • Subject Matter: Mystery
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  • Season 1
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Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is a one-hour series that centers on the town of Riverdale, which is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom -- just as the new school year is set to begin. Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music and not follow in his dad's footsteps despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Now Archie has no one to mentor him, certainly not singer Josie McCoy, who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind -- as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves, which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice, aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, there's an undeniable spark between Veronica and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there's Cheryl Blossom. Riverdale's Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.

On August 15, 2017 Warner Brothers Home Entertainment released RIVERDALE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD. Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets in The CW's top new show across all major demos. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren't always what you expect in Riverdale -- get ready for some mystery, seduction, and corruption! The DVD contains all 13 episodes and some really entertaining and informative special features (make sure to watch the 2016 Comic-Con Panel). Own it on DVD Now! A must-have for RIVERDALE fans.


- Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- Riverdale: The New Normal
- Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
- I Got You -- musical piece
- These Are Moments I Remember -- musical piece
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Warner Bros. Television
  • Produced by CBS Television Studios
  • In association with Berlanti Productions


  • - Riverdale