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'Riverdale'

An Archie Comics adaptation that's a self-conscious splice of sexy teen drama with paranormal paranoia? If there's a Lodge where the dreams of TV critics reside, Riverdale sprang forth from it fully formed. The previously wholesome characters responsible for decades of G-rated comics and the bubble-gum pop of “Sugar Sugar" get the steamy, dark-underbelly-of-Americana treatment, as overseen by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti, whose careers straddle the comics and TV worlds. The show's fans don't call this "HAWF" (Hot Archie Who Fucks) for nothing. And doesn't that shot of the town's "Welcome to Riverdale" sign look eerily familiar. STC

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