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Review: Riverdale – Season 2 Mid-Season Finale
TV Critic Madeline McInnis gives her views on the slightly underwhelming mid-season finale of Riverdale season 2
This season of Riverdale promised us dark storylines, a disguised murderer, and a thicker, scarier plot than the first season. It has delivered that, but a lot of frustration along the way. The show always has its share of annoying subplots, but this season it seems hard to tell what the main plot actually is. The first season had the murder of Jason Blossom, the second was supposed to be the Black Hood. But with the ‘Black Hood’ killed off a quarter of the season ago, we’re stuck riding along with the (admittedly quite dark) daily lives of the characters instead. Does anyone actually believe that the Black Hood is dead? The explanation is way too convenient. His purported ‘reveal’ involves a man who murdered another man by misidentifying him. The Black Hood warns other characters to ‘think on their sins’ or else, so it’s too much to believe that the mirroring of the situations is actually true.
“The season has really dragged in a middle, but the last few episodes have been intense
The show is a teen soap opera with its own share of teen drama to go with it. It’s not really an intellectual watch. If the big reveal from the first season is anything to go off of, there won’t be very many hints as to where (and who) the loose ends are until the big reveal. But the theories are fun and creative to get into.
“Despite it not being the best written or the most engaging show in the world, it is highly addictive