By Aneal Singh
From bringing back the 1980’s vibe through Stranger Things to being transported to the comic life of Riverdale, in today’s society, television plays an important role in our life. In a matter of a few episodes, one’s mind is now apart of something so serial that it is almost as if they are the main characters themselves. As school has recently commenced, it brings wonder into the minds of many, as now fall t.v shows are beginning to premier.
The first television series students are beginning to binge is the Archie based comic, Riverdale. Transporting into the shoes of Archie Andrews, one follows along Veronica, Betty, Cheryl, and more to solve the mystery of Jason Blossoms tragic death. Riverdale first kicked off on January 26, 2017, in a grueling 13 episode series series, and is now expected to premiere its second season on October 11, 2017. Though Riverdale received all-around pleasing reviews from IMDb as a 7.8/10 and an 8.2/10 on TV.com, freshman Tyler Toan thought otherwise. “It is so predictable, I found it not entertaining. I feel like they already realized the climax and dragged it on,” he said, as many people would be enraged by this quote. One to agree with this factor would be Daniel Fienberg, an entertainment reporter for Hollywoodreporter.com. “That Riverdale is contradictory is part of its charm. It’s heavily serialized shows based on a property that reset its romantic status quo every issue,” he said, “It hopes to generate compulsive and passionate viewership for material that initially succeeded through bland innocuousness.” Furthermore, besides the development of the plot or climax, both Tyler and Toan both agree on the factor that Riverdale developed their characters in a respectable manner throughout the series.
Furthermore, the next series that is soon to premiere is is Netflix-original series, Stranger Things. Living in a small town in 1983, Eleven, Will, Max, Dustin, and Lucas are caught in the middle of a natural, scientific phenomena. As 12-year-old Will goes missing, the town launches a lengthy investigation into his disappearance. What they find as they reveal the chronological events until his disappearance, leaves viewers to be shocked. Stranger Things first premiered on July 15, 2016, receiving applauding reviews as an 8.9/10 from IMDb and an 8.5/10 from TV.com. Nonetheless, of the many students and faculty at Samueli Academy that watched Stranger Things, freshman Alfredo Albear is anxious for the second season to premiere on October 27. “I liked the overall plot and climax of the story as it was straight to the point with not too many episodes,” he said, “I hope that the second season can top the cliffhanger that left us all questioning.” However, Lenika Cruz, reporter of The Atlantic, thought otherwise on the charter development and overall effect of them on the plot. “In some ways, eleven’s background makes her more complex….But because of what happened to her, she doesn’t talk much, leaving a cipher to almost everyone,” she said,” Her silence make her mysterious, but it also flattens her charters and outcome of the show.” Moreover, the tie-breaker between the two was the one and only Mr. Perez. “ It reminds me of horror movies from the 80’s that have the vibe of not knowing what to expect rather than current trailers that just give it away,” he said.
Moreover, after analyzing multiple critiques and Samueli life opinions, both Stranger Things and Riverdale are fantastic makes, that tie in a multitude of genres for the audience.
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