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I'm all caught up on this show, and you guys, it is so great. Archie Comics are one of my most hardcore nostalgia fandoms from my preteen/early-teen years, which makes me feel like I'm supposed to be some kind of purist about it. However, I think there are fandoms to be a purist about and fandoms that I just want remixed every which way, and Archie is definitely the latter. And so this campy, trashy soap is EVERYTHING I DREAMED OF.

* Jughead Jones has been my fav of faves for twenty years, and I am positively giddy every single time he's on screen. Is it because of the twenty-year crush? Because I love this Jughead, specifically? Because Cole Sprouse? Because he is the woobiest woobie on the show? IDK, and I judge myself a little, but I love him SO MUCH, and it was probably inevitable.

* Perfect characters: Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Archie's dad, Josie. Lots of racebending in this show. I especially appreciate that Veronica is both 100% NYC rich bitch and also explicitly Latina. I really want more Reggie. I love Betty SO MUCH MORE than I thought I would.

Archie is also fine, although I kinda dgaf about his music vs jock angst. This digging up old Andrews-Jones history is way more interesting.

* No OTPs yet, but I do have a variety of ships I'm intrigued by: Betty/Veronica (Veronica is ELECTRIC every time she's on screen), Reggie/anyone. I am just aching to ship Veronica/Jughead, but the show so far has refused to give me any V/J interactions. :( Betty/Jughead is pretty freaking adorable but not in a way that makes me need more of it. (I also desperately want a B/V/J threesome, possibly with Jughead as a virgin.)

* I love how this show killed the Betty/Archie/Veronica triangle dead by the end of episode two. It's been 76 years of that, guys. We did not need it anymore. B/V friends 5ever.

* The Blossoms are amazing. Cheryl is especially amazing, and most especially to me, who remembers when Jason and Cheryl appeared on the scene in the comics in the mid-90s. Meanwhile the Jason flashbacks are just kind of... lolarious? I think he's definitely serving the narrative best by being dead.

* I'm not imagining the incesty Blossom twin vibes, though, right? I'm not? I mean it's already canon in one Archie universe. (Afterlife with Archie, A++ zombie AU incidentally written by the same guy who's Riverdale.)

* This show is, at its core, about not trusting anyone over thirty. Almost every adult in this town is corrupt, evil, incompetent, or straight-up delusional. Fred Andrews and Hermione Lodge are the best of a bad bunch.

TELL ME YOUR FEELINGS, FRIENDS.

Date: 2017-03-20 12:52 am (UTC)
molly_may: (Mulder Hello Gentle Viewer)
From: [personal profile] molly_may
Riverdale is SO TRASHY and yet also SO FABULOUS. I love it, and I also say that as someone who grew up on the comic books. I only wish that it would stop trying to get me to care about Archie and his terrible teen angst of being torn between football and music. Give me more Betty and Jughead, Supersleuths!, or Betty and Veronica destroying slut-shaming jocks, or weird, comic book inspired dream sequences.

I'm not imagining the incesty Blossom twin vibes, though, right? I'm not?

Uh, no. Who knows if they'll ever make it explicitly canon, but the vibes are real.



Date: 2017-03-20 10:05 am (UTC)
molly_may: (Buffy hoodlums Restless)
From: [personal profile] molly_may
Thanks for the link, that was a great article! I think it's amazing how they've taken a company that could certainly be seen as stodgy or old-fashioned and modernized it. Also, I had no idea about all the behind-the-scenes drama.

Jughead's dream is styled like a 50s era comic - Jughead's beanie, Archie's bowtie, Veronica's headband, etc. It's a little trippy!

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