Riverdale, Rivervale and everywhere
Riverdale it’s a complex show that gets more complex as characters gain special powers, an evil villain tries to take over the city, and alternate universes appear. Trying to describe the show to someone who hasn’t seen it can be a difficult task.
The darker version of the classic Archie Comics stories, however, can be summed up well in memes. Fans have created ones that capture the essence of favorite characters, pivotal stories, and overarching themes.
A love story
One of the main themes of Riverdale is the love stories between several key characters. This includes characters who might have been destined to be together, like childhood best friends and neighbors Archie and Betty, and oddball couples who discovered they had more in common than they thought, like Jughead and Betty.
The bottom third of the meme, however, focuses on the love story between Cheryl and Toni, an unlikely pairing that includes the young upstart from Riverdale’s richest family and the Serpent bad girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Toni.
They might have been high school students for much of the show, but very little was learned at Riverdale High. Archie – one of the best Riverdale The characters, according to Reddit, didn’t look like the smartest, most academic student, and this meme pokes fun at that by having him say something silly about contractions, using funny facial expressions.
At the bottom, Betty and Jughead provide darker, more ominous examples of contractions that aren’t contractions. It perfectly shows the juxtaposition between Archie’s bright light and the darkness that seemed to follow Betty and Jughead.
Everyone is a flower
Riverdale is known for its many twists and turns, and it seemed that in the early seasons, the twists kept pointing to various characters unknowingly related to the Blossom family. Most notably, Poppy and Betty were revealed to be Blossom’s cousins as her father was related to that family.
The meme uses footage from Oprah’s popular segment where she emphatically declared, “Get a car! Get a car!” as he points to each member of his study audience. Except in this meme, it points to another new character in Riverdale who is apparently a Blossom.
Connecting the dots
As noted, Riverdale It can get confusing at times, with so many stories intersecting at once. It adds supernatural elements, serial killers on the loose, special powers, cults and alternate worlds as presented in one of the weirdest plot twists of Season 6 of Riverdaleand the show can be hard to follow.
This meme expresses how viewers feel about certain stories. While the writers may insist they’ve been wired right, viewers feel otherwise. The connections are sometimes over the top and downright ridiculous. However, the writing remains related to the pursuit of some seriously silly plots.
Wait, is this a school?
Another meme poking fun at how Riverdale students are always seen at school but never do any homework, this one combines four photos to illustrate the point. The first is to show the cast sitting together at school, as if they were actually talking about school.
Cheryl, however, wonders if they ever take notes, while Jughead takes it a step further by wondering if they even take chemistry. The point is driven home with a close-up of Archie, seemingly unaware that they’re even in a school, period.
A little too old
One of the running jokes about Riverdale is that the cast, as with many high school TV shows, are much larger than the characters they play. when Riverdale premiered its first season in 2017, for example, Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead, was already 25 years old, playing a teenager. Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch, who play Veronica and Cheryl, were 23 – most of the actors, in fact, were already in their 20s.
This meme takes pictures of actors taken when they were actually the age of the characters they play to show how they looked at the time. Even though they all look similar, it’s clear that if they were really the ages they were playing, they wouldn’t look the way they do.
Fighting for Archie’s attention
A big theme in several seasons was the constant drama caused by Archie’s relationship with Veronica. Instead of trying to break them the traditional way, his father Hiram hired Archie to work for him. This also served a dual purpose by using Archie to get back at Archie’s father, Fred, who had once been in a relationship with Hiram’s wife, Hermione.
It all led to an unhealthy obsession for Archie in a story that no other show could have done otherwise Riverdale. Veronica loved Archie, but it seemed like she was driven out of using him to betray her father. Meanwhile, Hiram reveled in hurting Archie to hurt his daughter. It was a completely unhealthy relationship between the three of them.
Cohesive stories, not so much
Another meme that covers the confusing nature of ever-changing and evolving storylines, this one uses Cheryl Blossom and her serious and smiley faces to demonstrate how the Riverdale writers can feel when creating the episodes.
When we consider a cohesive and continuous story, according to this meme, they are not amused or interested. But evoking big smiles and happiness is the idea of changing the genre, style and story every week to complete the viewers. From horror to thriller, from psychological drama to supernatural fantasy, Riverdale it kind of has it all in one.
Riverdale, in a nutshell
Using Bob from the popular animated series Bob’s Burgers, this meme pretty well sums up some key components of Riverdale. There are kids (and adults) at school, whether it’s Jughead writing a story, Betty doing research for the school newspaper, or Archie composing a song. Then there’s the Serpents motorcycle club from the south side of town and the upperclassmen cheerleaders at Riverdale High.
The weirdest part, though, comes with the serial killer twist, which came out of left field, more so when it was revealed that the killer was actually Hal Cooper. The show covers a lot of ground and a lot of topics, along with a lot of cringe-worthy parts Riverdaleaccording to Reddit.
How did he possibly know?
The ubiquitous feud between Veronica and her father Hiram was central to the show as long as Hiram was a part of it. It was a strange relationship between the two, like all Riverdale kids and their parents. He became violent, hateful and vindictive quite often.
What was funny, though, was that every time Veronica had a plan to take down her father, she ridiculously told him exactly what she was going to do. When he used this information to go ahead and ruin his plan, she was completely shocked that he had done it. Pikachu’s puzzled face is the perfect representation of this bewildering reaction that happened over and over again.
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