Here's the Exact Moment Riverdale Went From Weird to Straight Up Bizarre
It was the weirdest journey to join.
You might think that at least Archie comic fans would be prepared for whatever Riverdale had in store for them. But you would be wrong. Even those who have been following the adventures of Archie, Betty and Veronica for years had no idea what the writers of The CW show had in mind.
What they had in mind turned out to be pure madness. While the show started out like any other standard teen drama with a dash of mystery thrown in like a cherry on top, it slowly became more and more bizarre as each season went on.
From Archie going to jail and starting his own fight club to Cheryl stopping a giant comet with her bare hands, the number of Riverdale storylines that would drive anyone crazy grew to the point where some original viewers dropped the show with no hope of coming back.
When did it all go wrong?
Though the progression has been slow, and the character arcs have moved forward in terms of insanity with every single episode, those fans of the show who have managed to stick with it until the very end can actually pinpoint a particular season that marks the shift in Riverdale's genre and writing style.
Viewers believe it was season 4 that changed everything, not only for the characters, but for those invested in their development.
Going off the rails allowed Riverdale writers to no longer be limited by any particular trope. But it also dashed the hopes of those who still thought they were watching their usual high school drama.
What no one could predict was where the show would take its characters by the finale, and that's what made Riverdale as compelling as it was ridiculous.
The only thing that could have made the story even crazier than it was at the beginning of last season was the time jump. And the Riverdale production team jumped at the chance.
By taking all the characters straight to the 1950s, they added to the list of sci-fi twists and made sure that even the most dedicated viewers wouldn't miss the show too much when it was over. Not all the madness that came with fun characters and their relationships, at least.
However, if you have some nostalgia regarding all the bizarre plot twists and character arcs that came your way with Riverdale, you can always go ahead and re-watch the teen drama that became The CW's last staple in the genre. The show is available to stream on Netflix.