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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/26/17

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, the new series Riverdale premieres on The CW. This live-action series is based on the characters from Archie Comics, but it looks like this version will be a much darker take on the material – kind of a Dawson’s Creek meets Twin Peaks. As the series opens, summer is coming to a close when the town of Riverdale experiences the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. As the investigation into the mysterious death is underway, the new school year begins for aspiring musician Archie Andrews (KJ Apa, Shortland Street); budding writer Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse, The Suite Life on Deck); soon-to-be-famous singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray); girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart, Surviving Jack), who has a crush on Archie; new student from New York Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes); and Riverdale’s Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), who is the twin sister of the deceased. Some of the other main/recurring characters include Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel, Rush); Archie’s father Fred (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills, 90210); Veronica’s mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols, Teen Wolf, 24); and Betty’s overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick, Witches of East End).

What mysteries, dangers, and secrets lurk in the shadows of this seemingly quiet, sleepy little town? I’m really looking forward to finding out! I read a bunch of the Archie comics growing up, and this looks like an interesting, more modern approach to the material. At the same time, based on the trailers, it kind of reminds me of the type of shows I enjoyed on The WB in the 90s.

On tonight’s premiere, “Chapter One: The River’s Edge,” Riverdale reels from the tragic death of Jason Blossom, a high school student; new student Veronica Lodge arrives in town; Cheryl Blossom stirs up trouble among the others while keeping a few secrets of her own.

Meet the gang from Riverdale tonight on The CW at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, My Kitchen Rules, Top Chef, and Colony.

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