Spoilers Riverdale - Season 3

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Gryffindorian, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Christopher

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    Well, my abandonment of the show didn't last long. I gave in and watched the "film noir" episode, and it had enough fun moments and resolved enough of the problematical plot threads that I think I'm willing to keep going at least a little longer. Bonus points for having Josie sing Stephen Sondheim's "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy, though they totally mangled it in the editing, and it says something about generational literacy that their chosen song for an episode homaging 1940s film noir was written for a 1990 movie homaging 1940s film noir.
     
  2. Enterprise is Great

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  3. Gryffindorian

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    Tonight's episode:

    Archie the pugilist. I don't see any chemistry between him and Josie.

    Gladys Jones wants a piece of the action.

    The Farm. Was it any surprise one of the former members mentioned "ascension"?
     
  4. Enterprise is Great

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    The Farm plot is really boring. I'm tired of Hiram's scheming. I'm finding nearly everybody on this show to be annoying right now except for Josie. The show is just getting mired in being dark. Lighten up.
     
  5. Christopher

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    Yeah. I decided to give up watching three episodes ago, then gave in and tried the next two episodes and decided "Okay, maybe I'll stick around after all," but throughout this one I was just uninterested and repeatedly tempted to turn it off. It's no longer a show about school and music and teen activities coexisting with the darker crime-drama stuff; everything here was organized crime and teen gangs and murder cults and evil parents.

    The one bit that was ridiculous enough to be amusing was the decision to accompany Archie's bout of gladitorial blood sports with Josie singing the theme song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Which would otherwise be a really odd choice for a retro nightclub's chanteuse.
     
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  7. Gryffindorian

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    May he rest in peace. I don't think they'll replace him with a different actor. But I'm curious as to how the show will deal with his sudden departure.
     
  8. Gryffindorian

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    Tonight's episode pays tribute to Luke Perry.

    Edit: Well, that wasn't much of a tribute.

    It appears Kevin is the latest recruit by the Farm, much to Betty's dismay. Moreover, Alice decides to sell the Cooper home, which makes her daughter all fired up. :D

    Veronica tries to get her debt reduced by Hiram and Gladys, but when they walk all her (bar), she's had enough of them.

    Archie meets an orphan boy whom he tries to protect from the Gargoyles, but the lad turns out to be the vicious and disturbed younger brother of the deceased Joaquin De Santos.
     
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  9. Christopher

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    It was all they would've had time to add on such short notice. But apparently they intend to dedicate the entire series from now on to Perry.
     
  10. Gryffindorian

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    The musical episode didn't pique my interest. As soon as Kevin started singing, I turned off the TV.