Review Riverdale (2017)

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    As a huge lifelong fan of Archie Comics, I had my trepidation about this show. But after watching the pilot, it has quickly become my new guilty pleasure. Sure, so much has been changed from the fun loving teenagers from the original comics, but the new show takes its cues from the new runs of realistic Archie stories. The show can be looked at as another teen drama from the CW, but I think it aspires to be more than that. And the story has been engaging enough to keep me coming back every week. Anyone else watching this one?
     
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    I've been pleasantly surprised too. It has a knowing, wry humour with its cultural references, similar to JANE THE VIRGIN.
     
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    Skeet Ulrich has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season of the CW’s “Riverdale”. Ulrich plays the mysterious FP Jones who is the father of Jughead (Cole Sprouse).

    Ulrich was recurring across seven episodes of the first season of the Archie Comics-themed drama. Ulrich is currently shooting Ryan Murphy’s “Versace: American Crime Story” for FX.
     
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    Warners Responds To “Riverdale” Car Crash


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    Yesterday news came to light that “Riverdale” leading man K.J. Apa was involved in a car accident – the 20-year-old actor falling asleep at the wheel after working a sixteen-hour day filming the show’s second season in Vancouver.

    The actor escaped with only minor injuries, but the car was totalled and the accident has understandably raised concerns about on-set safety – especially as co-star Cole Sprouse had apparently planned to be in the car as well that night but changed plans at the last minute.

    The show reportedly routinely requires shoots that last until the early morning hours, and the cast and crew are not provided transportation to and from the set.

    In the wake of the crash, members of the close-knit cast have protested to producers against Warner Bros.’ policy, while the SAG-AFTRA union has also launched an investigation into the incident saying in a statement:

    “This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set. We are sending a team to Vancouver to review the circumstances surrounding safety issues affecting performers on this production. We have no further comment at this time.”

    Despite this though, Warners has now issued a statement refuting allegations of safety issues caused by the studio’s transport policy:

    “First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day.

    On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him.

    The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.

    The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio. Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of twelve hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members.

    In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.

    The accident comes in the wake of tragic incidents on the sets of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Deadpool 2” where stunt workers lost their lives due to on-set accidents.
     
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    I'm glad AJ is OK, and gets better ASAP because he's a VIP, and doesn't need to be MIA.
     
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    Wow! Betty's dark side just keeps getting darker!
     
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    “Riverdale” Star Luke Perry Suffers A Stroke


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    “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills 90210” star Luke Perry has reportedly suffered a massive stroke and is currently under observation in hospital reports TMZ.


    Paramedics responded to 52-year-old Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks around 9:40am and he was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition right now is unclear.

    Perry currently plays the father of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) on The CW’s “Riverdale” and had been shooting episodes recently in L.A. on the Warner Bros. lot.

    The medical crisis hit within less than a day after FOX announced plans to air a revival of “Beverly Hills 90210” this Summer, the series that made him famous in the 1990s. Perry and co-star Shannen Doherty were the only two of the main cast who had not signed on to the project.
     
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    The CW’s “Riverdale” Resumes Production


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    Filming on The CW’s “Riverdale” resumed on Wednesday after shutting down for two days following the death of co-star Luke Perry.


    Perry played Fred Andrews, father of leading character Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) in the drama which airs on Netflix overseas. Perry died in hospital on Monday after suffering a stroke five days earlier.

    The show’s executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, said on Wednesday that this week’s episode and all future episodes would be dedicated to Perry.

    The writers are reportedly re-working the scripts for the remaining few episodes of the third season, though it’s not clear what approach they intend to take at this time to the handling of the character.


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