‘Riverdale’ Refresher: Everything You Need to Know About Hot Archie and the Gang Before Season 2
Riverdale — or, as it’s more commonly known on the internet, Hot Archie Who F—ks — was the surprise hit of the 2016 fall season. As it turns out, reimagining Archie comics as a contemporary pop culture-saturated teen drama with a few references (hello, Twin Peaks and V.C. Andrews) for the show’s real target audience (hello, 20 and 30-somethings) is a very profitable idea. Riverdale proved so popular that Netflix scooped it up and made Season 1 available in record time. Season 2 premieres this week (with a spinoff for Sabrina the Teenage Witch supposedly on the way), and if you haven’t caught up with everyone’s new favorite Show for Teens yet, or if your memory is a little hazy, we’ve created this quick recap of where Riverdale left things with Hot Archie and the gang.
A lot happened in Season 1: There was a murder mystery, a maple syrup feud, Jughead finally ate a burger (it was so intense!), the Pussycats broke up and got back together — and that’s barely half of what happened before that crazy cliffhanger. Here’s everything you need to know if you want to start with the new episodes, or need to remember if you were following along week by week last year, before Riverdale Season 2 premieres later this week on the CW:
Riverdale Season 2 premieres this Wednesday, October 11 on The CW.