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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 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melannen
Yeah, he came out in one of the first issues of his title after the "new art style" reboot. Though it wasn't so much a coming out as him going "yeah, duh," to a new friend, IIRC. I am not consistently reading them, but I am reading them as I stumble upon them, which is also how I read them as a child, coincidentally! So my knowledge of canon is a mix of 1960/70s digests inherited from an uncle, early-90s digests inherited from friends, and random single issues here and there up to the present. But Jughead was pretty consistently written as Not Really Into Girls throughout the whole run, even when everything else got pretty whacky and AU, and that's basically my one non-negotiable for this canon.

So, alas, I fear this show is not for me. :/ I wish it could be!

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