Greg Berlanti's Riverdale - Archie Comics-Based Drama on CW

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    Also, this being comic-based, can it get it's own forum now?
     
  2. Sawyer High King

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    Riverdale #1 Covers

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    Some of those look show-related, others look they could be variant covers of the regular Archie series.
     
  3. O'Haire Awesome

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  4. Slick Yup

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    Really looking foward to this. Who's the Showrunner?
     
  5. divan Registered

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    In my opinion, Aguirre-Sacasa showed with Afterlife with Archie that he know how to give an unusual edge to these characters while keeping their essences and get an extraordinarly good story, which means there's no way I'm not giving this show a chance but I'm going to be honest as well: this trailer looks like put every corny CW drama cliché on an overcooked package.
     
  6. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    This show seems to have nothing to do with the comics I grew up on.
     
  7. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    I am looking forward to the show. The incorporation of Waid's run and elements of Twin Peaks has my interest locked.
     
  8. Sawyer High King

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    I'm looking forward to this like crazy, but they're going to need to step up their promo game. It annoyed me enough that they didn't drop a trailer during the upfronts in May or during SDCC, now they finally give us a promo, and it's a bunch of quick cuts, no dialogue, no indication that this is comic-based and "From the network that brought you one show that ended four years ago and another that's just about to end". Obviously, if this is Archie Meets Twin Peaks, there will be a soap aspect, but... the biggest shows on the network are comic-based and from Greg Berlanti. Play that up. The creator of this show worked on Supergirl last season for **** sake. I just really hope this isn't the only promo they use leading up to the premiere.

    Oh, and also... sub-forum please?
     
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  10. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Agreed.

    Also, delightful pics. Thanks for posting!
     
  11. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Looks like a typical CW show
     
  12. Sawyer High King

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    Sounds like a basic comment usually directed at a CW show.
     
  13. Boy Scout Registered

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    True, but the trailer looked pretty typical, too.

    Gonna give it a chance, though. It could be good.
     
  14. SV Fan Registered

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    While I am somewhat interested in this show, telling me it's from the same network as Gossip girls tampers that down a bit. I am 50-50 watching this now(only thing really going for it is I don't have any other shows to watch Thursdays besides Superstore)
     
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    Well I don't consider the CW being a knock against it. I record 2 hours off the CW almost every night. And Gossip Girl was 4 years ago. ;)
     
  16. Osiris-Rex Head-Kick

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    Seems to be more based on the Archie horror titles like Afterlife with Archie and Archie Horror.
     
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    Yeah but if Gossip Girls is the best thing they can compare it to I am not sure that is a ringing endorsement. I always view the stations love for GG as the downfall of the network
     
  18. rashad Hype Board Junkie

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    GG wasn't the downfall of ****. Series like iZombie and The 100 say hello.
     
  19. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    Gossip Girl helped put TheCW on peoples radar. It became awful but it got people talking and TheCW plenty of attention.
     
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    GG was one of the first shows to get sub 2M viewers and still get renewed. It basically was the benchmark for how badly can a show rate and still get renewed for the CW(all because the person who ran the station liked the fact it's created a buzz on meaningless blogs)

    By the way here is an example of how idiotic the CW was with GG.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/1/...by-american-idol-ncis-dancing-with-the-stars/

    In 2011-12 it was the 188th rated show out of 195 shows but that was good enough for the CW to renew it
     
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    Her in this arguably sounds more promising than her appearing in Jem and the Holograms.
     
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    Looks like the attractive, yet non-threatening, racially diverse cast of a CW show.
     
  25. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Archie and the gang as a comedy might work. I don't see this gritty drama thing working out for such classic comic characters.
     
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