Riverdale – s03 ep01 – “Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day” – Season Premiere

[Attention! This post contains spoilers for the season premiere of Riverdale! Some swearing and also spoilers for the 6th season of Game Of Thrones]

It’s back! Riverdale is back!!!

And

I LOVED THIS EPISODE!

I was entertained from beginning to end. Okay, I might have been quite busy ogling Jughead but COME ON!

I remember I was watching the trailer when it came out and when the gargoyle king, or what ever that thing is, I yelled: “That’s TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1”.
I loved that they went in this direction and I think this third season will benefit from it.

A LOT.

I was moved, I laughed, I had fun, I was scared, I was turned on… What more could you possibly want?
As soon as Archie sad: “I’m guilty“ I started clapping and I didn’t stop for like five minutes.

It was amazing I loved it.

Molly Ringwald, Skeet Ulrich, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Robin Givens, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Lili Reinhart, Cody Kearsley, Jordan Connor, Camila Mendes, K.J. Apa, and Casey Cott in Riverdale (2016)

As soon as the episode was over, I felt the need to watch the next one. I binge watched season one and two, so I didn’t have to wait a week for another episode come out.

This year, my patience will be put to the test.

Seeing Jughead in suspenders for basically 45 minutes was the best thing that has ever happened to me. He was so incredibly hot and I was deeply attracted to him. To an almost pathological level.
Also, speaking of Jughead, he was eating for the entire episode. He always had something in his hand or in his mouth and he was chewing and eating and I loved it.

I feel like it spoke to the essence of the character.

Something else I absolutely adored was that Cheryl and Tony went on holiday while Archie was on trial for murder.

It’s exactly what I would have done because I cannot seem to be able to care for Archie.

I love that Betty and Jughead are finally communicating with each other, eye-fucking…

The Serpent Queen Is A Warrior Queen

they are the same page and they respect each other. Not that they didn’t before, but it was different. This time it feels more like they are a unit. I do hope that the writers will not divide them or break them up. Because my heart cannot handle that.

Speaking of Betty… I really thought she was seeing a therapist! And I am a little bit worried about her use of “Adderall”, Polly is a bitch and Alice has gone out of her mind. (And she was sitting next to FP at the trial. So… wink wink…)

And FP with his glasses on?

ADORBS! Him and the other Hot Dads of Riverdale fighting against Hiram and his allies.

And he gave her his precious hat!!! To quote Veronica… SWOON!!!

[Gif by betty-cooper.tumblr.com]

I loved SweetPea and Jodie together (It’s not gonna be only a summer fling. I would not have pictured them together but okay) , I was confused and weirded out by Kevin’s proposition to Moose to lose their virginity before Halloween. And poor Moose looked terrified!

What was that scene about?

I have barely mentioned Veronica… Sorry girl. She stood up to Hiram, she fought against him. Hermione’s lack of freedom made me sad. She is trapped in that life and she is liable to Hiram’s fury. He might turn against her: his daughter is his blood. His wife is not.

And it’s super sad.

And Archie?, you ask…

K.J. Apa in Riverdale (2016)

I am unbelievably happy that he has started to realise how much of a dick he was last season. He owned up to his mistakes and as he said, even if he wasn’t actually guilty of murdering the guy: he did some bad things.

I WAS ABOUT TO END THE POST…. WE GOTS TO TALK ABOUT THE ENDING!!!!

Dilton’s attitude during the episode, Jughead’s weird voodoo findings and Betty’s hallucinations!!!

They underlined the fact that there are no supernatural elements to it, so… that we know! Although they might be pulling a Kit Harrington like: “Oh yeah. I’m super dead! I’m not coming back to season 6!”

And three episodes later:

Risultati immagini per jon snow comes back to life gif

I’m so curious to see how they are going to explore this aspect. They have a masterpiece like True Detective (season 1) to draw inspiration from.

I’m so proud that I made the connection before having it confirmed by the show runner. I might be a little smug about it….


It’s been such a long time I have felt this excited and giddy about fucking teenage drama and I’m living for this. I do hope the writers have learnt from their past mistakes (Betty stripping, weird sex stuff and weird characterisations) and I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen next.

What do you think might happen next? Do you think Archie and Veronica are going to break up? Who is the Gargoyle King? Will Alice come to her senses? Were you just as happy as I was to see Archie going to prison?

As always, feel free to tweet at me, find me on tumblr or email me!

xxx

Georgia

 

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