Remember “Archie” comics? They’re getting a SERIOUS makeover in this new show from The CW.
A very serious makeover. The new drama looks gritty and sexy, two words that never came to mind seeing that smiling face on the cover of the comic books.
So let’s take a moment to see HOW gritty and sexy they get. I made the mistake of reading the Wikipedia page on it, and it looks like we’re in for quite a ride.
MILD SPOILERS AHEAD.
The 30 second trailer only showed us a couple of characters, hopefully we’ll see a few more before the January premiere! But let’s still go over the ones we have seen, starting with the titular character of Archie Andrews.
Was: A cute, wholesome high school kid, who cared deeply about his friends and always had the best intentions. As well as a love triangle with Betty and Veronica (#TeamBettyForLife)
Is now: “An intense, conflicted teen, a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped up over the summer working construction and is now juggling the interest of several girls, as well as trying to balance his passion for writing and performing music—against the wishes of his father and his football coach.” I mean…ok sure? The “got pumped up over the summer” is unnecessary but seeing a broody Archie could be neat.
Next up: Veronica Lodge (I think).
Was: A well-intentioned, yet still spoiled, high school girl.
Is now: “An intelligent, confident, silver-tongued high school sophomore. Veronica returns to Riverdale from New York, eager to reinvent herself after a scandal involving her father.” That…that actually sounds about right.
Finally, at least of the recognizable characters, MISS GRUNDY.
Was: The gang’s caring teacher, who pushed them hard at their studies and had their best interests in mind.
Is now: THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE. “Riverdale High’s young music teacher who had a forbidden relationship with Archie.”
All this said, I’m probably still going to watch it. Until then, flashback to “Archie’s Weird Mysteries”!!!!!