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SVU

I am absolutely obsessed with Law & Order: SVU. That makes me sound awful because of the horrendous things that go on in these shows. However, I love when they take down the scum that walk the Earth. It’s so real! They don’t always win, and sometimes the bad guy gets away.  It’s how it works, but I get so into it! I am currently watching Season 17 Episode 8.  I can recite the beginning sequence.

Lieutenant Benson just didn’t see Noah (her adopted son) at the park. She had a freak out.  That’s basically what I’ve been doing with my baby sister and myself.  It probably is good for me.  I used to be independent to a fault.  You know? I probably thought that I was all high and mighty not thinking that I could have any harm done to me.  However, that’s totally not true.  I’ve now seen some of this stuff, experienced it. I am not immune, nobody is anymore.

Anyway, I love the show.  It’s addictive and just crazy.

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Why Riverdale is AMAZING

The CW show (you already know it’ll be good by it being a CW show) Riverdale is my new favorite show.

I finished the season in two days.  It wasn’t that hard, it has only thirteen episodes.

I just wrote about how awful another teen-audienced (Is that a thing? Well, it is now) show 13 Reasons Why.  This show also deals with a teenager’s death and it’s affect on people. It is definitely not the same vibe. I just drew a relation.  Other than that, though, there’s really no other similarity other than it dealing with high school teens in the present, but what *teen-audienced show doesn’t?

Furthermore, I love this show.  It seems like a show that only mystery/crime-loving teenage girl like me would love, but I got my sports and action-loving teenage boyfriend to watch it as well. I am currently working on getting my mom to watch it too. That’s how much I love this show.

Anyway, the show is based off of the characters in the Archie comics.  However, the characters in Riverdale reflect how current teenagers spend their time more than the twentieth century comics.

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Archibald (Archie) Andrews is the protagonist, obviously.  He is a handsome, well-rounded, red-headed, teenage boy that every girl would fall in love with if they met him. Well, that’s basically what all of the girls do.  Luckily, he doesn’t always get the girl.

Personally, I didn’t really like him after a while, but I still think he’s super hot and should stay on as eye candy.  I just got bored of his story and waited around for the other characters’. Sometimes his character surprised me, but most of the time he’s just a pretty face.  Luckily, I’ve read rumors about season two where his character gets more depth.

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Betty Cooper is the sweetest girl you will ever see, or so you think.  Her character is complex and so well written.  In the comics she’s just the sweet girl who never gets Archie’s attention even though she’s completely smitten.

Lili Reinhart does really well with this character. She’s not overtly sexy like some of the other characters, yet she’s undeniably pretty.  I like her a lot.  I stay liking her throughout the season.

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Jughead Jones is my absolute favorite character of the show.  He is portrayed by Cole Sprouse, and I’m in love.  Think you can’t get over his silly boyish part in Suite Life of Zach and Cody? Well, just wait until you see him in grunge-y clothes and sexy black hair. It just works. Jughead is not like the comics other than his occasional S’s on his t-shirts and his crown-like gray hat.  In the comics he is basically Archie’s sidekick.  However, in Riverdale, Jughead becomes so much more.  He’s not characterized by his silly eating obsession or his hate of girls.  Oh no, Jughead Jones is the most complex character you can get without being confusing. This is a good thing, to be clear.  He has depth and personality.  He is very real.  I love him. So. Much.

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Veronica Lodge is supposed to be disliked by everyone expect Archie, or at least that’s how I felt.  She is supposed to fight against Betty for Archie.  We kind of see that here, but I mean, I feel like we’re over fighting over boys. I mean, come on. Is he really worth it? Probably not.  Anyway, in Riverdale, Veronica has much more of a backstory than before.  Her daddy, is in jail for fraud and embezzlement. What a way to come in, am I right?

Anyway, Cami Mendes plays a steamy version of the spoiled girl.  In the very first episode we hear that she doesn’t want to be her old self anymore.  We like new Veronica way more.  She doesn’t take crap from anybody, and I love it. She’s me if I could get away with it and still look totally sexy while doing it.  Alas, not many people can pull that off.

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Alright, so I don’t know if you’ve heard but in the newer releases of the Archie comics a new character was brought to light. His name is Kevin Keller.  He’s the first openly gay recurring character in a comic ever. So, here he is, fabulous as ever. He’s pretty spiffy if you ask me. He plays a somewhat important role in the plot, but I think he was just put in as a way to celebrate that he was in the comics.  But I’m all for a GBF.  This show is super straight most of the time but Kevin brings in some LGBT love.

Now for the people we love to hate:

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Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s very own wicked witch.  We love to hate her and hate when we feel bad for her.  This best antagonists are not black and white.  I am confused and conflicted by her character and I love it! Cheryl Blossom, keep surprising us.

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Everyone loves Ezra Fitz from PLL.  I mean, he’s sexy and sweet and you hate him and love him and he’s just agh! But Geraldine Grundy in Riverdale makes me type ferociously  on my keyboard. I despise her.  She’s gross and awful. I just can’t deal with her. I’m getting heated just thinking about her character.

Luckily, she brings some good to the story, kind of.  She gives Archie more depth.  I mean, how stupid can you be? I just don’t know.  I don’t want to give away anything. Let’s just say that we hate her and then the show throws a sad attempt for us to feel bad for her, but it just made me hate her more.  Maybe I’m biased.  She’s just awful.

 

I don’t feel that strongly about the rest of the characters. Well, I do but if I wrote about their full character it would give everything away.

So many of the original characters are mentioned, even the dogs Hotdog and Vegas are mentioned a few times.

In conclusion, this show is very good. I have already rewatched it twice, and I cannot wait until season two comes out. I’ll leave you with a few gifs of our sexy male main characters.

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Why 13 Reasons Why is Bologna

This show is absolute trash.  Not due to the screen writing or the acting or directing or anything like that.  It was doomed to garbage from the very idea of it.  This will contain spoilers, but don’t worry; if you haven’t watched it, you’re not missing much.

I cannot even express how much I loathe the concept and the whole story.

The whole idea revolves around how she is still active in her life after her passing.

This gives off a totally wrong message that what happens after you die will bring you satisfaction.

Sorry, but you’d be dead. Gone. Your life is literally over. (Okay, don’t get touchy here about religions or details.)

Another reason this show is terrible is that it shows her “revenge” makes another guy KILL HIMSELF! He is not supposed to be a good guy anyway.  In fact, many people probably are thinking in the back of their minds “good, he deserved it.”

NO!!

That’s TERRIBLE!!!

Not only does she make one person feel like dookie, she puts CLAY through the whole thing when he didn’t do anything wrong.

Yeah, maybe he should’ve stepped up and stood up for her, but some people are totally uncomfortable with it.  It seems to me that Clay had a bit of social anxiety, but you know who cares?  Not Hannah Baker.

Yes, I understand that it would’ve been worth her keeping her life, but how would he know that would lead to it? Yes, I know we don’t know what everyone is dealing with, and we should be kind to everyone.  However, PEOPLE ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE PERFECT.  Mistakes happen, we should realize when a mistake was made and try to not make it again in the future.  Other people should also realize that those around them CAN MAKE MISTAKES.

It’s not like Clay was sitting over there going “yeah, make fun of Hannah, do it, aha!” Like, no.  It isn’t his fault it happened.

She put that boy through absolute TORTURE having to listen to all of those tapes and stories and thinking that he had done something absolutely awful to make her kill herself.  She says that he didn’t really do anything, but she doesn’t care.  Because nobody is more important than Hannah Baker. (HEAVY SARCASM RIGHT THERE)

Hannah Baker’s life wasn’t so great so she has to make everyone else’s lives not so great.

She made herself a bully beyond the grave!

REVENGE JUST BRINGS YOU TO A LOWER LEVEL

AND IT’S NOT JUSTICE IF YOU’RE THE ONE ALREADY DEAD

Now, this sounds like I have no sympathy for suicidal people. That is so far from the truth.  I am severely depressed and have had thoughts about suicide.  Luckily, they stayed thoughts, and those thoughts scared me.

But this isn’t about me.

I understand that people want to kill themselves.  However, I think most of us can agree that suicide is not good. We might even say suicide is bad.  Therefore,

SUICIDE SHOULD NOT BE ROMANTICIZED

Which is exactly what 13 Reasons Why has done.

 

Now, I want to mention something that just irked me.

HANNAH COULD’VE ASKED CLAY OUT THIS WHOLE TIME

WE’RE IN THE 21ST CENTURY BRO

WE CAN SHOW OUR ANKLES, TALK ABOUT MENSTRUATION, VOTE, AND ASK SOMEONE OUT

How do you think two girls in a relationship do it? Do they wait for a guy to come in the middle and say “Hey, you two should go out.  Will you go out with each other?” No.

That’s not how that works.

AND ANOTHER THING

Why does she put herself in these terrible situations all the time?

Now, I’m not victim blaming.  It’s just a question.  Nobody ever deserves these things! However, I feel that at some point when you purposefully put yourself in a certain situation in which things go wrong you may be insane. Well, that is the definition of insanity.

Insanity – when one repeats the same thing multiple times expecting a different outcome

C’mon Hannah Baker, just be more careful.  Ask Clay out yourself. And don’t try to make other people’s lives crappy when they did it to you.  Honestly, it makes you no better than them.

I wish that we could just re-do this.  Of course awareness should be raised on teen suicide and depression and bullying.  They’re huge issues.  However, don’t romanticize it.  It’s awful.  It’s not the only answer. It doesn’t solve anything.

In 13 Reasons Why, it’s as though it’s the best option.