Welcome to "Riverdale". A lot of familiar faces are here in town. Archie Andrews is the golden boy, a football player and musician. Betty Cooper is the thought to be goodie goodie with a bit of an edge. Jughead Jones is the smart, yet troubled teen. Veronica Lodge is the once rich mean girl who wants to be nice. Cheryl Blossom is a spoiled, overly emotional manipulator and the others question her motives.

This is a series of twists and turns through the town of Riverdale. Based on the classic Archie comics, this series packs an edgier punch. There is murder, betrayal, greed and so much more. The Blossom family is known for their production of maple syrup, the biggest industry in Riverdale. The Cooper family runs the town newspaper. The two families have a long, troubled history, including an unwanted romance between football captain Jason Blossom and Betty’s sister Polly Cooper.

Even through the troubles in town one group of friends sticks together. They all come from different backgrounds, but that doesn’t matter. What happened when their parents were in high school in Riverdale does not define who they are.

Right away the story grabs you and you want to help the gang solve a mystery surrounding the death of Jason Blossom. Along with that, other scandalous secrets are revealed. Once you think you are on the right path to solving the murder mystery a new twist is revealed. "Riverdale" keeps you guessing.

"Riverdale" is a gripping series starring K.J. Apa (Archie Andrews), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge), Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones), Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge) and Luke Perry (Fred Andrews). "Riverdale" season two premieres Wednesday, Oct. 11, on the CW.

CW’s "Riverdale" gets 3.5 stars/4.

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