Shows to Watch While You’re Social Distancing (f/Jess!)

Anne’s note: This piece was co-written with my lovely friend Jess, who you may remember from My Friend And I Live-Texted After. Here Are Those Texts. You can find her on Twitter here.) In an ongoing global crisis, it’s easy to feel powerless as the world as we know it seems to be collapsing around us. Unfortunately, we’re not equipped to handle the majority of those … Continue reading Shows to Watch While You’re Social Distancing (f/Jess!)

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Riverdale

When it was originally on: 2017-present Original network: CW Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: I’ve seen the first two seasons in full, but haven’t kept up more recently. (Here’s my take on what I have seen, and why I didn’t bother keeping up). I also don’t have any familiarity with the original Archie comics. What IMDb says: While navigating the … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Riverdale

Gosh darnit Riverdale

Yesterday, I finished Season 2 of the CW’s Riverdale. The more I think about it, the more I think that the CW’s Riverdale is the most frustrating television program on the air right now. It might even be in the running for most frustrating television program of all time. Note that I did not say “worse” because that’s not accurate. I said frustrating. That’s because Riverdale is not really a BAD show it just comes so close to being a good show that when it fails, it fails big.

I’ve always found that this is some of the hardest type of tv to watch; not the stuff that is just straight up bad, but the stuff that is just good enough to show you all the potential it failed to reach. Look at these components. Riverdale has all the makings of quality entertainment and then some:

  • Murder
  • Sexual Tension
  • Political corruption
  • Musical numbers
  • A leather-clad biker gang
  • Drug trafficking
  • Cole Sprouse
  • A saucy redhead
  • Vigilante justice
  • Evil nuns
  • More murder

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