Who killed Jason Blossom?
13 Episode review and spoilers are a strong possibility.
That is the primary focus of the first season and it was not what I thought this show was going to be.
When I first heard that the Archie comics would be adapted into a television show, I was excited. I loved the comics and thought a show would be a good idea. I honestly thought that it would be set in the time the comics were which, if memories serves me correctly, was the sixties. Boy, was I wrong. It’s set in modern times and it is a full on thriller and I loved every second of it.
Let’s talk about what I absolutely loved about this show. Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich, Cole Sprouse and Archie’s abs. Okay, there were other things to love about this show but these are a few that stood out.
I’m trying to remember the last show I saw that starred or featured Perry or Ulrich and I can’t find one. It was good to have them on my TV (rather computer) screen and they were perfectly cast in their roles as Jughead and Archie’s dads.
I am very familiar with the Sprouse twins. I watched Big Daddy, Friends and even caught the Suite Life a few times. I couldn’t imagine how either of them would do in the acting world away from Disney. Disney is all about big and overly dramatic acting and not everyone can make that transition. Cole Sprouse did it so seamlessly. I bought every bit of his performance and I loved him with the darker hair. Who knew that he would grow up to such a knockout? That’s physically and talent wise. He was probably my favorite part of this show because I got to see what a great actor he is. I rooted for him and Bett, weird because in the comics I wanted Betty and Archie together, and I was so happy when she chose him and moved on from her feelings for Archie. Though I don’t believe that Archie has no feelings for her. He likes Veronica but I think he secretly wants to be with Betty. It all goes back to that Dawson’s Creek love triangle. Joey told Dawson about her feelings for him. He didn’t want her. Someone else found her attractive and suddenly Dawson is in love.
I definitely got the feeling that it would and will eventually go there.For now, I am going to relish in the joy of Betty and Jughead together.
I really enjoyed this thriller aspect of the show. A murder happened and whodunit. That is what is going on in everyone’s mind in the little town of Riverdale. I suspected at least everyone minus the kids. Well, there was that moment I thought Cheryl might have killed her twin brother, but then I moved on past that. It was clear that it was one of the parents and they all had their secrets. Betty’s mom pissed me off until about the ninth or tenth episode when she found out that her husband hand tried to make their oldest daughter Polly have an abortion. It was clear that it bothered her because he tried to make her have one too when they were teens. She was so controlling in the beginning that I wanted Betty to just tell her off one good time.
The only honest parent in the bunch was Fred Andrews, Archie’s dad. Jughead’s dad, FP, was hiding something and turns out that he had cleaned up the murder of Jason and was holding onto the proof that he knew who was responsible as leverage. For what? I don’t know. He never said.
The last three episodes I knew that it had to be Jason’s dad who killed him but I was sure that I would be wrong.
The biggest shocker or at least one of them was the revelation that the Cooper’s and the Blossom’s were related. So Polly Cooper and Jason Blossom were cousins who slept together and made twins. That’s not weird at all. What a secret to hold on to. When the two started dating, I don’t understand how their parents could go on keeping that secret. They tried to pull them apart but never told them, “hey, that’s your cousin you’re kissing”. Jason might still be alive.
Then again, Jason found out his father was a drug lord, so maybe not.
Now going into Season two we will learn how Betty feels about Jughead being accepted into the Southside Serpents and more importantly the fact that he seemed to want to be accepted. Will Fred Andrews live and who was the guy who shot him and why?
I’m excited guys, what about you? Overall, I give this season four point five stars.
What did you guys think? Let me know.
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