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.
Riverdale a surprise hit in its first season returned with an explosive second season which saw new cast members and alliances being formed with people that you wouldn’t expect.
The season started with the reveal that Archie KJ Apa)’s father Fred (Luke Perry) survived the gunshot at the end of season one. Soon more murders are happening and the search is on for the Black Hood killer who has been in contact with Betty (Lili Reinhart). She and Jughead work together to try and solve the case which could implicate her brother Chic who has suddenly returned. The killer turns out to be someone closely related and sends shock waves through the town.
There’s also a war brewing with the south and north side. When the school is suddenly shut down, it forces everyone to go to school on the north. Jug is a full fledged member of the Serpents and it cause issues with Betty and his father F.P. (Skeet Ulrich) who is out of prison. Also new to the cast is Mark Conselous as Veronica’s controlling father Hiram (and he is great), who is trouble with a capital T. He’s up to a lot of shady things and has Archie now working for him. He’s got plans for the town and he will be damned it anyone gets in his way.
As the season goes on tensions between the North and South side reach an all-time high and a Mayor’s race between two of the the town’s people turns ugly. And Hiram has gotten way out of control and Archie threatens him only to be set up and taken down as the season ends.
Another stellar season of stories and character development. Sometimes the second season of a show can be a let down but this was not. With so much happening and surprise twists, it made for a great season.
You can pick up Riverdale: The Complete Second Season Available on DVD August 7.