I agree to all of the above you just mentioned,
However, even before season 2 of Riverdale started, I feel like they were already starting to get confused with it’s own theme. It started off with normal (ish) characters, and the typical new girl high school thing with a poor person, a rich person and average people, and they had different personalities, and one person is someone you’re confused about but also sympathize with. Then the whole Jason Blossom thing was the problem that came out, which makes it a teen drama because in a small town you’ve never heard about, something bad happened. That was alright and we got to know Cheryl better and all the characters as well. Keep in mind in the start Alice was worried about Betty’s lipstick colour, she was that type of mom. Then there was a whole “Dark Betty” theme 9let me tell you, I really didn’t like that) and all these unnecessary little things, and in the end, Alice is literally a different person altogether. I understand someone’s death can change you, but Jason Blossom doesn’t have an effect on Alice. I know the whole Polly thing made her tough, but she went on a huge character arc without any explanation whatsoever, being a (kind of) supportive mom to Betty. Now I really don’t like it when watching shows that are trying to figure themselves out. I will tell you my favourite character on the show though- it’s Pops. I love his store, his food looks amazing.
Stranger things- Wellllllll, see, I never understood the huge deal people made about it. The acting was good, the plot was alright, these kids were a different thing, but yet it also basically outlines the plot of weird (ish) group of friends in a town (I think no one’s heard about ever) where weird things happen, and they meet a (protagonist/ antagonist, you’re not sure, which you slowly grow to like) This is the same for Cheryl in Riverdale. And then there are these weird uncoverings and all that. I thought season 1 was alright. It didn’t draw me in. But season 2 was basically the aftermath of season 2, where basically Will’s fears happen over again and he’s the victim (again) and all that- I didn’t really like that. Also, I think the most interesting scenes were Winona Ryder’s, because her distressed mom act was very touching. Still, I was also confused when people went crazy over the “Justice for Barb” thing. I had no idea there was so much love for her. Also, don’t blame me, but I wasn’t a fan of the red headed girl (I forgot her name now, sorry). It was just way too sudden and all. And some scenes seemed rushed as well.
The kissing booth- Extremely unrealistic portrayal.
To all the Boys- Oh lord, Noah Centineo, again. I didn’t get the hype with him either. Honestly. (Sorry)
I also didn’t really like the plot twist. it was predictable for me.
Sierra Burgess is a loser- yes, she is. Honestly. She did not deserve that ending. She hurt everyone and didn’t even apologize.
13RW- Hannah’s actions were not justifiable. At all. Watch it and it’s not as sympathizing. Haven’t watched season 2 yet, but it’s because I didn’t like season 1. I feel like the most interesting character of the show was Justin. Also, I felt like Clay role really didn’t make sense at all.
The Notebook- It was touching, yes, but like a lot of movies (Endless Love, Pride and Prejudice, etc, even Anna Karenina…) it shows the same theme and is about loss and finding love, etc, overcoming your fears. It, in my opinion, is an overrated Nicholas Sparks movie.
I recommend Atonement and The Light between Oceans. Those movies are very touching.
Well, it’s not overrated, but.
Okay, I actually wrote an article on why you should give it a second chance, but anyways, I’ll list the good and bad for this:
The show is very easy to misunderstand, and can be entertaining or bland to people depending on their different tastes,
it’s also very easy to start judging, because of it’s themes and use of it.
It had some accidental jokes that were not very nice and did not portray some people the right way.
However, the other points are:
it’s a satirical comedy. yes, the main character is insane, literally, but:
- She starts out as the ciche teenage girl who’s fat in high school.
- She starts off (ishy) relatable
- Her struggles can be seen
- She then tries to starve herself. This is sympathizing and shows the struggles.
- Yes, she had her jaw wired shut for 3 months and gone through weight loss, but it shows her insecurities.
- it’s different. usually, the person goes through some arc where they end up with the hottest boy in school but, (before she had weight loss she was rejected) and the story arc shows no matter skinny or fat, Patty is Patty.
- She wants revenge to people who were mean to her. That is understandable. if you were bullied, would you want revenge?
- How about if a homeless guy punched you?
- This story shows that Patty is self destructive and can’t change herself no matter skinny or fat. It also shows how bad this character becomes in result of her beliefs and everything bad she does.
- Honestly, You should give it a chance. I didn’t particularly like it because it isn’t my genre or type of show to watch,
AND! I didn’t mean to offend anyone as these are just my personal views, so please don’t get mad! This was honestly just me expressing my thoughts on popular shows.