Riverdale Season 1 Episode 1: The River’s Edge

From the AV Club

Prior to Riverdale’s premiere, the concept of the Archie Comics-based series being “Twins Peaks meets [iconic teen drama]” has been the major selling and talking point. Less talked about, however, is how The CW attempted its own Twin Peaks meets sexy-teens series early on in the network’s existence with the Kevin Williamson-created Hidden Palms. The forgotten single-season series was a mess that came with the baby network’s unfortunate audacity to promote it as a “fresh,” “sexy” mystery and air it a week after Veronica Mars ended. It was an early example of everything wrong with the Dawn Ostroff era of The CW, taking a talented cast and crew and have them somehow crank out mediocre (at best) product in their attempt to try to fit a square peg into a round hole . . .Continue reading

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