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It’s evident from its clean up at the Teen Choice Awards (winning all seven of the categories it was nominated in), that Riverdale is a hot commodity that will be around for awhile. Fueled by a diehard fanbase and tapping into the fountain of comic book adaptations, the show spins the Archie comics characters through a modern sexy take. It has all the staples of a killer CW teen drama. Hot people, check, murder mystery, check, brooding teens, another check.
We’ve even talked about why we enjoyed the show in the past.
In our halcyon days of instant television, one might think the DVD/Blu-Ray box set is a dinosaur skeleton in the museum. Meaning, really dead. However, with Riverdale’s season one box set coming out on August 15, it makes a stand for the ultimate way a fan can enjoy their poison of choice. We know things don’t last forever on Netflix, but a box set will stay in your cabinet or shelf for as long as you want it to.
The other great thing about having this box set are all the extras. DVDs and Blu-Rays now come chock full of everything you would otherwise spend hours searching for grainy copies on Youtube or pirating illegally. Most notably on Riverdale’s set is their entire 2016 San Diego Comic Con panel. The young cast, comprised of actors K.J. Aja (Archie), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge), Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones), Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) are in their own right drawing factors for fans. So, the more behind the scenes content available, the closer a fan can feel to their favorites.
There are the drawbacks of it taking up space and there being easier options to play the episodes. But DVD/Blu-Rays are are the perfect addition for a collection, and the Riverdale crew really know their audience.
Pick up the first season in a nearby retailer and add it to your collection. It is also available to own on digital release.
· 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
13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. Chapter One: “The River’s Edge”
2. Chapter Two: “A Touch of Evil”
3. Chapter Three: “Body Double”
4. Chapter Four: “The Last Picture Show”
5. Chapter Five: “Heart of Darkness”
6. Chapter Six: “Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!”
7. Chapter Seven: “In a Lonely Place”
8. Chapter Eight: “The Outsiders”
9. Chapter Nine: “La Grande Illusion”
10. Chapter Ten: “The Lost Weekend”
11. Chapter Eleven: “To Riverdale and Back Again”
12. Chapter Twelve: “Anatomy of a Murder”
13. Chapter Thirteen: “The Sweet Hereafter”
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. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.