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Why "Riverdale" Can Stay On My Set-To-Record List

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So you know Archie? Archie Comics? Yeah, I like them. A lot.

Like a lot, a lot.
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Like a lot, a lot.

Marvel and DC are superb. Iconic. Ground-breaking. But they don't hold a candle to my Archie Comics Publications.

And since I feel the unnecessary need to prove that I am a grade-A Archie fan, here's my personal collection:

The digests start to add up when you've been reading them since the 3rd grade.
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The digests start to add up when you've been reading them since the 3rd grade.

And no, before you ask - I'm not a part of the Archie-Illuminati

I still don't know what those double hashtags on the side of his head are.
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I still don't know what those double hashtags on the side of his head are.

Good ol' Archie was always making a mess of things. But he had friends who loved him and who helped him make everything right by the comic's last panel.

*clutches heart from nostalgia overload*
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*clutches heart from nostalgia overload*

Archie's been around a long time - 75 years to be exact. And he's gone through some major changes.

His hair became slightly more orange to match his pants.
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His hair became slightly more orange to match his pants.

But as a long-term, die-hard fan, I still have a right to be a little resistant to the CW's take on the franchise - its new series, "Riverdale." Right??

Who are these people? Where is Archie's hair double-hashtag?!
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Who are these people? Where is Archie's hair double-hashtag?!

After waiting nearly 15 years for a live-action adaptation of my beloved comics, I was more than uneasy when I heard of all the changes the show would make to the decades-old characters.

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I mean, Jason Blossom is dead?!

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So, what - no Blossom twin scheming this season? Or like, ever?
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So, what - no Blossom twin scheming this season? Or like, ever?

Archie has an affair with Ms. Grundy?!

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Luke Perry is Archie's dad, Fred Andrews?

haha okay.
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haha okay.

I shouldn't be surprised. This isn't the first time Archie has strayed from the usual easy-going, teen fanfare.

Ranging from Zombie Apocalypses, to alternate timelines, to marriages.
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Ranging from Zombie Apocalypses, to alternate timelines, to marriages.

And I know "Riverdale" will be taking its cues from a new Archie comic series similarly titled, "New Riverdale"

But I needed something to secure my faith in this adaptation.
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But I needed something to secure my faith in this adaptation.

Enter: Cole Sprouse as my beloved Jughead

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And that's when I knew

Everything was going to be okay

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Because this weirdo...

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Was going to be THIS weirdo

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Are you...ever just okay with some decisions in life?

I am.

Archie is no longer bffs with Jughead in the pilot, you say?

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I'll live.

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Smithers, the Lodge's butler, won't be British?

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What's that you said?

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Funny, I don't think I heard you

They could make this Jughead not eat as much as his cartoon counterpart

sip, sip
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sip, sip

They could make him be actually interested in dating

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Although for a while there, rumors said that they'd finally announce he was asexual!

My point is, Suite-Life-Cody-Martin-Ross-Geller's-Son COLE SPROUSE is Forsythe P "Jughead" Jones.

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And I am HERE for it.

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Brooding under-eye shadows and all

Something tells me Betty won't be the one with the diary in this adaptation.
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Something tells me Betty won't be the one with the diary in this adaptation.

I mean, just LOOK AT HIS GANGLY LEGSss

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Basically, you've got me "Riverdale." I'll be watching.

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Besides, even when some of the differences start to really spring up between the comics and tv show (& some are good differences)

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Archie and the gang will always be waiting for me at Pop Tate's - ready for the next adventure.

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