Hmm this is an interesting view on things. I couldn’t stand the temptation to dive a little deeper into what may well be the start of a CW show war.
Let me start off by saying, Riverdale is by far the more superior show as the below blog denies. The captivating Riverdale high school students that we are introduced to in Season one, are quickly faded away. Their perfection and posterior glory is erased when we are introduce to a dark, and corrosive world which is now in Season 3 is Riverdale. I remember starting the show, and thinking that this may be a show that’s just too perfect. It had the right amount of drama and suspense – with the added flirtatiousness of lust and sexuality.
Yes it may be portrayed by superficially perfect individuals. But under their perfection – we have a group of students that are broken and hollow – finding themselves in the same shoes as teens and young adults across the world. The small-town of Riverdale seduces you with its sweet visionary perfection, and captivating cinematography – and glues you into the darkness Archie and the gang find themselves in. The growth the characters have taken, I think portrays something that not a lot of teenage shows today have done. We have seen these perfect students find themselves in various situations, crossing many boundaries of sexuality, race and class. Love conquers all they say? Riverdale has portrayed a perfect picture of what love can do when taken too far, what depth of darkness greed can take you down – but most importantly, what the essence of friendship could mean between individuals that love and care about each other.
Riverdale is not only captivating, but the writers find creative ways for the actors and actresses to perform their part of the story. It’s a gripping and fun show – that will keep us guessing I’m sure till the very end.
But as for Sabrina…I find her somewhat dull. Watching the first episode, I found myself looking at the time to see when it would be over. Forcibly watching more to see if there was something more that the show had to offer than the shock horror of selling her soul to the Darkness.
Viewers were intrigued, as you quickly find out that the thing is Sabrina doesn’t want to submit to her so called dark baptism, and she doesn’t want to sign her life over to the Darkness, she wants a normal life. With her normal friends and her boyfriend dear Harvey. The cinematography is very alike to that of Riverdale – which makes for fantastic viewing. Another plus is that she finds herself in the very next town from Riverdale - Greendale.
Maybe it well flat with casting Kiernan Shipka – she did her best to take on the role as Sabrina, however the deliverance is adequate for the most part. Again, a very large opposite of what we see on Riverdale. The characters you are supposed to hate, you loath (Hiram Lodge UGH), and those you are supposed to love – give you a giddy smile when you see them succeed within the shows four walls. The opposite happens on Sabrina, its lack luster for the most part.
It was un-captivating, and took the world by storm, could it have been better? Absolutely, It may be fun, dark, and twisty – but there is no substance of what I really want to see on my Television. Bring on another episode of Riverdale, maybe do a cross over and who knows maybe I’ll give Sabrina another try.