Riverdale season 2 disappoints

Riverdale’s characters are based on the lovable “Archie” comics, but with all the sex, drama and crime, it’s impossible to tell. Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper are all portrayed as high school students. The corrupt teens all try to uncover the string of strange occurrences in their town, which all began with the mysterious death of Jason Blossom.

So far, season two has been keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.  However, after almost the entire season has passed, the Black Hood storyline has moved far too slowly, and it’s evident the writers aren’t quite sure how to handle it. This is frustrating because the Black Hood storyline is what most of the second season revolves around. The mid season finale, titled “Silent Night, Deadly Night” was hyped up beyond its actual quality. The episode was boring and far too easy to predict. The characters made foreseeable actions like Betty looking for trouble and trying to solve mysteries like Nancy Drew. Archie was also there to protect Veronica.

The plot is just a formulaic mystery, making it feel like an hour-long episode of “Scooby Doo.”  Overall, the mid-season finale was underwhelming and anticlimactic, leaving the audience with all the suspense but no relief.

Each Wednesday night, Riverdale gets a little more disappointing. The plot has a conflict that lasts for a long time and is finally revealed after several episodes. Besides the storyline, the characters have maintained their personality without much growth. Veronica is still a sly rich girl and Betty is still the caring girl next door. The producers tried to spice events up by transferring Southside students to Northside but in reality, their known rivalry continues.