You may have noticed that I’m several episodes behind in my Riverdale reaction posts. This is because I decided at the last minute to participate in NaNoWriMo. We also hosted my mother in law for a week. I also wrote an entirely brand new resume and applied for a job in a new field, so that ate a lot of my time as well. I may catch up, I may not. I’m thinking that right now, the best course of action for me is to pick up with the next episode. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, because my reaction to the last few episodes has been, largely, variations on “OMG.” There was the occasional “OMFG” for good measure.
I will say this: Alice Cooper is my patronus now, forever and ever, for her entrance at the SoDale party:
Alice doesn’t care what you think about her. Hail to the queen!
Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a chance to catch up on Season two of Riverdale by this point! If not, you still have a little time before episode three airs tonight. As a reminder, this is not meant to be a review or a recap, just my own opinions on the show as I see it. There will be spoilers.
(Note: I’m on vacation, so I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to put this together, so thoughts will be brief.)
So, a week or two ago, I wrote an extremely nerdy piece arguing that Riverdale’s first season was, beneath the soap opera drama, a proper Gothic horror. You can read it here, if you are so inclined. There was a LOT more that I didn’t get a chance to write about. I’d really love to pick it all apart even further, but this is not the time.
No, this is the time to celebrate the show’s return. I shall be making a valiant attempt to post my thoughts on this season’s episodes each week, because I love this show beyond all reason. These posts aren’t meant to be proper reviews or recaps, just my own opinions.
Today, we focus on Chapter 14, “A Kiss Before Dying.” There WILL be spoilers, so if you don’t want things ruined for you, turn back now. If you haven’t had a chance to watch, head on over to the CW’s website or check out their app to get caught up before Chapter 15 airs tonight.