To be blunt, it simply doesn’t give a single fuck. Not that it has to at this level.
We’re not even ten episodes into the sequence’ fifth season but and the sheer quantity of issues taking place proper now’s whiplash inducing. This newest episode featured, ahem, UFOs, serial killers, artwork forgery, irresponsible firefighting, ham-fisted commentary on modern points starting from fiscal crises to veterans affected by PTSD, and a dance off. I’m certain I missed one thing simply there, however that’s forgivable seeing how Riverdale stays a present that jarringly transitions from one more and more inexplicable plotline to the subsequent, pausing solely when it deems match to throw in a baffling musical montage.
So as somebody whose job it’s to parse the subjective high quality of the present, installments like the one which simply aired make such a job a idiot’s errand. I imply significantly, how are you going to even start to sum up such an expertise aside from to sigh, and get began on the confounding work that lies forward?
This episode made me really feel concurrently concussed and giddy. Was it an ideal episode? Or a horrible one? With Riverdale who may even inform anymore, and that’s most likely the complete level. I’ll inform you this although, it was ridiculously entertaining.
There’s nothing as daringly go-for-broke that the sequence’ has tried earlier than as the present (*7*) storyline. A failure as a author, he has resorted to working at Pop’s (is he even instructing at Riverdale High anymore?) and consuming his days away. Oh yeah, he’s additionally immersed in the form of psuedo-scientific happenings which can be the stuff of a Leonard Nimoy In Search Of… fever dream presently plaguing his neighborhood.
Since Riverdale doesn’t consider in understating something, Jug is investigating Mothmen and UFO’s now. Let that sink in for a second. Clearly the producers are going for a The X-Files factor right here, even when its maple syrup-drenched stank is extra of the (*5*) Nights sci-fi selection. But I digress. As with all the pieces in 2021, it’s unclear precisely what the hell is going on right here. It is established right here by means of an enthralling flashback that includes Nineteen Seventies Pop Tate that the city has a heretofore unrevealed supernatural previous. Maybe Tabitha is true, as (*7*)’s UFO expertise was only a results of his budding alcoholism. But you simply know that that is all resulting in some massive science fiction reveal, and it is best to know the way a lot this thrills me given what web site you might be studying these phrases on.