Riverdale:

The Complete Second Season                 review by Bobby Blakey

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

Being a comic fan I typically gravitate to pretty much any property that is based of comic source material, but that doesn’t mean I always stay with it, but I usually at least give it a try. When the CW debuted their series Riverdale based on the iconic Archie Comics properties last season I was intrigued despite not being a huge fan of the comics and ended up really digging the show. Now fans of the series can check out the all-new season with Riverdale: The Complete Second Season.

The new season, finds Archie seeking justice and vengeance in the wake of his father’s shooting by the Black Hood. As a civil war brews between the Northside and the Southside, loyalties are divided. Betty and Jughead’s relationship enters fragile territory when Jughead decides to join the Southside Serpents and Betty’s long-lost brother Chic returns. Veronica finds her life upended by her father Hiram’s arrival and his dark schemes for the town’s future. Everyone will have to pick a side, including Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom, star-to-be Josie McCoy, Kevin Keller, and Reggie Mantle. Things are never what you’d expect in Riverdale, and that’s especially true as Archie and the gang race to avert a full-on riot and to solve the mystery of the Black Hood. All the cast returned and have really found their groove as these characters. This season picks up from the surprising finale to offer up an all new mystery that continues to affect the town and everyone in it. Sure there is still all the usual scheming and romantic drama, but it is all cemented together with the hunt for the Black Hood.

 

I admit when I started the first season I struggled a bit to get fully invested, but after getting fully into it I was ready for the all-new season and it did not disappoint. I am really enjoying this direction for the Archie characters and despite it being somewhat cliché sometimes I enjoy what they have done and hope that it continues this path. I know some of the hardcore fans as well as others still may not to get into it, but there is no denying that they have done a lot of different things with the franchise over the last few years so this new take isn’t all the farfetched. This season not only stepped up everything from the previous season it made me eager to see where they are taking the series next season.

In addition to all 22 episodes of the second season this release also includes a gag reel, deleted scenes, and 5 new featurettes taking you further behind bringing this show to life. Grab your copy of Riverdale: The Complete Second Season when it hits DVD on August 7th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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