“Riverdale” soon to come to an end


Mackenzie Zent, Opinion Editor

After seven long seasons, The CW TV show “Riverdale” will be coming to an end this year. The show initially aired in January of 2017 and is based on the “Archie” comic book series.“Riverdale” is one of those shows where people either love or hate it, and there is no in-between. That being said, there have been a lot of mixed reviews on the show’s ending. People took to Twitter when the news broke to share their feelings on the show coming to a close. Many seemed happy that it was ending, as one user remarked, “just found out Riverdale finally got canceled; I can sleep peacefully at night again.” Apparently, it has been a long six years of sleepless nights for that individual. There is a whole collection of tweets of fans seemingly breathing a sigh of relief instead of a sigh of mourning for the show. Since it is so popular, these were different from the responses the producers were predicting. However sad it may be for members of the cast and crew, all good things must end eventually. Many people have even speculated that the cast might be relieved that the show is ending as well. After many years on a show that has almost become a joke to the internet, it makes sense that the actors are ready to move on and put their iconic roles behind them. While the main actors and actresses of the show had other TV appearances before “Riverdale,” no doubt landing these roles skyrocketed their popularity and fame. Even though there are adamant “Riverdale” haters out there, fans of the show have a few storylines they hope to get closure on as the show starts to wrap things up. One of these is the Betty-Veronica-Archie love triangle and some rekindling between Betty and Jughead. People often forget that Cole Sprouse (Jughead) and Lilli Reinhart (Betty) dated for a few years in real life. After breaking up offscreen, it probably made it difficult to have the characters film scenes as a couple in the show, so it might be tricky to get the ending many “Bughead” fans are hoping for. One fan explained that they are not upset that “Riverdale” is ending now. “It’s the perfect timing,” they said before explaining that they miss the show’s vibes of sea-sons 1-4. This seems to be the case for many people who have seen the show, as it went in a completely different direction than it originally was. The show started as a murder mystery and slowly became a bit more supernatural around the third and fourth seasons, which is what caused some fans to lose interest in the show. What once was an interesting mystery started to become very unrealistic and not believable anymore. Whether people love it, hate it, or love to hate it, it is time to say goodbye to one of the network’s most popular shows. As fans see the ending of “Riverdale” unfold, they will be watching to see if their predictions for the series finale come true.