Six reasons you should be tuning in to Riverdale now that it's (finally) back 9 months ago

Six reasons you should be tuning in to Riverdale now that it's (finally) back

Riverdale is back and even more dramatic than ever.

The Netflix series was one of the most talked about new shows last year, and it was easy to see why.

The drama's first season tells the story of a small town caught up in a murder mystery  after the son of one of Riverdale's wealthiest families is found dead.

And while there may be one overhanging mystery, but there's plenty for everyone to get stuck into.

From the love triangles to the mystery engulfing the town, or even just the Mean Girls-reminiscent dialogue, it felt like it was impossible to tune out of the series.

And with the show's recent return to Netflix for season two, it couldn't be easier to catch up.

So here's six reasons you should be watching Riverdale...


The mysteries and the drama

The first season focused on the death of Jason Blossom, which ended up having way more twists and turns to solve than anyone (including viewers) actually expected.

And season two is already setting itself up for an even more tense 23 episode run with their newest mystery - so you know things are definitely going to be getting good.

After all, who doesn't love a few plot twists?

The cast

The lengthy search for the perfect actors to bring the Archie Comics characters to the small screen proved to definitely be worth it.

Riverdale introduced plenty of new faces, including K.J. Apa (Archie), Lili Reinhart (Betty), Camila Mendes (Veronica) and Madelaine Petsch, while also marking Cole Sprouse's return to acting since The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. 


The relationships

The will-they-or-won't-they romantic relationships in Riverdale, and even the love triangles, had viewers hooked from the get-go.

And the friendships, whether they are between Cheryl, Betty and Veronica or Archie and Jughead, are equally as entertaining - and totally endearing.

While things between them may sometimes turn rocky, they have proven time and time again that they're there for each other through it all.

It's not afraid to tackle (some) important issues

Riverdale hasn't shied away from talking about some big social issues, including slut-shaming and racism, in the first 13 episodes.


And with a 23 episode order for season two, it's only the beginning.

Cheryl Blossom's withering put-downs

Cheryl Blossom, captain of the River Vixens, has been delivered her stinging one-liners since the very first episode.

And while her acerbic wit (and lack of empathy) added to the tension and drama in season one, we're sure season two will see Cheryl with plenty more quotable insults.

It's back on Netflix now

The series airs on Wednesday nights in North America, but Netflix is making sure that fans across the globe are keeping people up-to-date on the goings on in Riverdale. 

The streaming service is making the latest episodes available the morning after it airs across the pond, which means your Thursday night TV is already sorted.