I wonder at times if I would enjoy being a TV or movie critic. I do like finding gems and telling my friends and students about them. Shows that inspire me to be a better writer are always a treat. But then there's the other end of the spectrum so that would all be a wash I guess.
In the middle somewhere is most of what I end up watching. Not groundbreaking material, like "Archer" or "Game of Thrones" but well-conceived and well-written like the two shows in this article. Both "Riverdale" and "24 Legacy" are well-above middle ground though.
I didn't think I was going to like "Riverdale" - it's not exactly geared to my demographic. But I did. A lot.
Re-envisioning the "Archie" comics (or maybe the comics are now like this - I don't know) has the characters of Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, Reggie and others living large in Riverdale: a small town with dirty undercurrent, including big time murders and hot affairs between teachers and students.