A person who has seen the first four episodes has confirmed that there is some male-on-male action in the show. Also, Casey Cott, the actor who plays Kevin Keller, is listed by IMDb as appearing in all 13 episodes.
The early reviews from previewers appear to be good actually. At least the show is viewed as having a lot of potential and having really great casting. It looks like the Riverdale writers are heavily influenced by Twin Peaks - to the point that the first season is basically modeled after the first season of Twin Peaks. That could be a smart move (though not terribly original) since Twin Peaks itself is getting a revival. At least one review I read stated that the show is not afraid of controversy. That bodes well for LGBT visibility and from what I know about the plot lines so far, it does seem as if pansexuality is a big factor in the show.
Post by kellerbrady on Dec 31, 2016 14:14:02 GMT -5
Good news for people outside US:
Netflix has obtained first-run rights to Riverdale outside of the US as per their media listing. Placeholder pages have begun to appear on Netflix in various regions where it is being promoted as a Netflix Original.
Netflix will stream Riverdale outside US, one day after US exhibition.
How does the Netflix news have any impact on U.S. viewers? You can watch the show on TV.
The only thing I can't think of is money. Shows that make money get renewed. Also, if it doesn't do well on CW, but does well on Netflix internationally it could be picked up by US Netflix. So it says more about the possibly of a future season than it does about the current season.
There's nothing wrong with being a support character. Seeing how Kevin is a fairly recent addition to the Archie stories that have never been targeted towards the LGBT community, I don't see how anything more can be expected. I just hope they treat the character with respect. I do know that on the show Kevin is having a secret affair with a member of the Archie gang, so there will be some screen time devoted to that. I thought Kevin's preview scenes were promising. He seems like an enjoyable character.
I thought the first episode was OK. It was a bit of a mess, but first episodes are often messy since they have so much they need to accomplish. All the elements are there, though, for a great series. Kevin Keller is an integral part of the show, even if he's not one of the main characters. He's probably the most prominent of the supporting characters and he gets the best lines. He also steals every scene he's in, so he could become more important as time goes on.
I'm a little worried that the show will use Kevin mainly for comic relief - that while all the other characters will be played straight, Kevin will be played for laughs, with the message being that gay people are silly people who are not as consequential as straight people. I hope that won't happen, although there was a trace of it in the first episode.
Kevin is developing a relationship with Moose, who is on the football team and deeply closeted. There's a lot of story potential there, IMO.
Post by dmagiclight on Jan 28, 2017 10:32:37 GMT -5
I saw episode one Archie has A lot going on I do like the friendship between Betty and Veronica I hope this will not turn out to be Tenn wolf kinda series were the token gay best friend just stands around making sarcastic one liners I hope they give him A story