8 Reasons 'Riverdale' Should Be The Next Show You Watch

8 Reasons 'Riverdale' Should Be The Next Show You Watch

With so many shows available to us, it can be hard choosing what your next binge-worthy show is going to be. Look no further, "Riverdale" is it, and here's why.

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In a world where there are so many binge-able Netflix shows, finding the right one can seem like a total nightmare. While it might seem impossible to pick, there's one show you might have been sleeping on that you should highly consider adding to your watchlist: the CW teen drama, "Riverdale."

It's just the right mix of drama, romance, and never-ending cliffhangers, making the two seasons (and counting) something you'll want to start watching immediately. So, without further ado, here are eight reasons you should add "Riverdale" to your watchlist:

1. The best cliffhangers of all time

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Starting off with a murder kind of sets the tone for just how many ups and down you'll face when watching a show like "Riverdale." Every episode has the right amount of suspense (we'll get to that later), and the showrunners seem to know just when to keep you wanting more — meaning the cliffhangers can get pretty intense. Oh, you wanted to know if this character died? Welp, you're gonna have to stay tuned for the next episode, and that's just how we like it.

2. Fan theories

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I mean, the show started off with murder...how can fan theories not be a thing?! Between the question of who killed Jason Blossom to who is the infamous Black Hood (and so much more), the fans of "Riverdale" are super sleuths that can give Betty and Jughead a run for their money on cracking a case.

3. The ships (Bughead, etc.)

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Death and destruction may follow the small town, but that doesn't mean we can't have some romance. We've got your Bughead (Betty and Jughead), Choni (Cheryl and Toni), and Varchie (Veronica and Archie)...and there's a ton more. You obviously can't have a teen show without some romance, and "Riverdale" sure doesn't lighten up on the serious relationship goals throughout its seasons.

4. There's a perfect balance between dark and light

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As we've touched on, this show has a lot of mystery and suspense, but it also has a lot of sweet moments between friends too. With such a mixture, the show's creators have spent a good amount of time pairing the suspense with the light-hearted moments, which makes the horrors that fall into the laps of Archie Andrews and his friends that much worse.

5. The Southside Serpents (and maybe the Ghoulies)

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What's a show without some drama, and luckily for us, the Southside Serpents are pretty good at bringing some chaos in the quaint town of Riverdale. The gang may get a bad rep because they're on the wrong side of the tracks, but don't let that fool you into thinking some of the members in the Serpents aren't as bad as they seem (I mean, they do have Jughead after all). Between the fierce loyalty, the members, and the fact that their king is FP Jones, a.k.a. Skeet Ulrich, you can't really go wrong in loving the mischievous bunch.

6. The *many* storylines

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Sure, you've got the key storylines that run the show but there's also soooo many sub-plots that this show thrives off of. Much like the balance of mystery and cutesy stuff, the show also gives its main storylines a breather with smaller ones. While the multiple storylines can seem like a lot, the show does them in a way that makes sense and isn't overwhelming.

7. The actors IRL

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The cast makes any show, and "Riverdale" is certainly no exception. The bond between the real-life cast members is easy to see in interviews and social media posts, and it's even evident as they play their characters on the show. Taking their real friendships and putting them in their characters not only helps make the scenes believable, but it also rings true to the most important thing about the show: friendships are everything.

8. It talks about important issues

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The show may be a light teen drama with true crime elements, but surprisingly, it deals with some pretty major issues. One of the most important? The time Cheryl is nearly sexually assaulted at the hands of Nick St. Clair. Without giving anything away, the moment is finished by showing just how strong women can be — something that's especially important in a post-Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement world.

Of course, there are more reasons to watch "Riverdale," but these eight items are a good starting point for you to consider watching this show full of drama, chaos, and incredibly talented actors.

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43 SpongeBob Quotes To Use In Everyday Conversation

No context needed. We all remember these SpongeBob quotes.
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SpongeBob quotes are so universal that they never get old. That's because "SpongeBob SquarePants" is the one TV show that we are all guilty of watching and have absolutely no regrets every time we turn it on.

Most of us are no longer children, which is why our parents sometimes get that confused look on their faces when they see us watching "SpongeBob SquarePants." But you know what? "SpongeBob" is by far one of the funniest shows of our generation and the characters are some of the greatest. The best part about "SpongeBob," without a doubt, is the iconic quotes that we all still use in our daily language. With too many to count, here are some favorite "SpongeBob" quotes, from ones that all fans should know, to ones we use every day.

1. “Firmly grasp it in your hand.”

2. “Ha ha ha ha, it’s a giraffe.”

3. “CHOCOLATE!!!!”


4. “Well, it’s no secret that the best thing about a secret is secretly telling someone your secret, thereby, secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secret, secretly.”

5. “Do you smell it? That smell, the kind of smelly smell. A smelly smell that smells... smelly.”

6. “Patrick, I don’t think Wumbo is a real word.”

"Come on. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo, he/she/me wumbo. Wombology, the study of wumbo! It’s first grade Spongebob!”

7. "I don't get it. I made my house a mess, which was making it clean, which made Squidward clean my yard, but that really means he's messing it up. But the opposite of clean is filth, which means filth is clean, that means Squidward is really making my yard a wreck, but I normally wreck my own yard which means, Squidward is being the opposite of Squidward which means he's Spongebob!"


8. “Is Mayonnaise an instrument?”

9. “F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for Uranium…bombs! N is for no survivors!”

10. “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.”

11. “The best time to wear a striped sweater…is all the time.”

12. “Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died… the end.”

13. “My leg!”

14. “It took three days to make that potato salad…three days!!!”


15. “Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”

16. "Can I get some extra salt?"

“We're all out.”

Could you check?”

“…No.”

17. "Patrick, you're a genius!"

"Yeah, I get called that a lot."

"What? A genius?"

"No, Patrick."

18. "Oh, these aren't homemade. They were made in a factory... a bomb factory. They're bombs."


19. “You just CAN'T WAIT for me to die, can you?”

20. “Do instruments of torture count?”

21. “Hello, we’re with the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal on the premises."

22. “Hey Patrick, I thought of something funnier than 24… 25!”

23. “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!”

24. "Is this the Krusty Krab?"

"No! This is Patrick!"

25. “The Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me.”

26. “This is a load of barnacles…”


27. “Now he’s gonna kick my butt!”

28. "This is not your average, everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness."

29. “Too bad Spongebob isn't here to enjoy Spongebob not being here.”

30. “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets."

31. “I’m not just ready, I’m ready Freddy!”

“It’s Larry…”


32. “I’ll have you know that I stubbed by toe last week and only cried for 20 minutes.”

33. “Hey Patrick what am I now?”

"Uh...stupid?"

“No! I’m Texas!"

"What's the difference?"

34. "Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?"

“Not until 4.”

35. “Are you Squidward now? ... That’s okay take your time.”


36. “Who are you people?!”

37. “Squidward that’s not the peace treaty, that’s a copy of the peace treaty.”

38. "What's your name son?"

"Name? Uhh, beef wellington."

"No your name."

"Uhh, fork on the left?"

39. "Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuoli."

40. “Are you open?"

"Read the sign..."

“...l’ll have a Krabby Patty Deluxe and some double chili kelp fries.”

41. “HAHAHAHA THAT GUY GOT HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A COCONUT HAHAHA.”

42. “My sandwich tastes like a fried boot."

“My sandwich is a fried boot!”

43. “Too bad that didn’t kill me.”








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9 Reasons To Watch 'This Is Us'

The show that constantly hits at the emotions of its viewers is doing so many things right.

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NBC's drama "This Is Us" has become one of the most popular TV dramas that's currently on TV. This is a show that follows the story of one family, the Pearsons, throughout time, showing their struggles as they grow up and live in the harsh world and all that it has to offer. There are so many things that make this show remarkable.

1. The Multiple Timelines

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Nobody knew that the dual timelines were happening until the VERY end of the pilot episode, when it was revealed that Jack and Rebecca's story takes place in the 70's, whereas Kate, Kevin, and Randall's is in current time. They have even shown us a glimpse of the future for the Pearsons. Since then, it's been amazing to see the contrast in Kevin, Kate, and Randall's childhood compared to their teenage years, then to their adult lives, and the show continually fills in the gaps of time to show everything that they went through, which helps us grow with the characters and better understand them.

2. The Aspect of Family

One of the strongest aspects of this show is family. This show proves that family is not all about blood, it's who is there for you and who helps you grow from your struggles. It shows the highs and the lows of family, how fitting in can be hard, especially when growing up, and how not everyone gets along in the same way. It shows just how much some people are willing to sacrifice to protect their family.

3. Rebecca and Jack's Love Story

This is one of my favorite couples on television. Rebecca and Jack just have so much chemistry, and the way that they love each other and the family that they've created is so genuine. Also, this is a rare relationship storyline, because we get to see their love story from the very beginning to the very end, and there's just something so powerful about seeing their love story unfold as time goes on. They're not a perfect couple: they've lied, fought, had plenty of issues, but they always come out stronger than ever and have one of the best family dynamics on television.

4. It Deals With Real Life Issues

Since this show is a drama about life, love, and family, of course they had to have issues along the way. But this show does such a good job at portraying these issues that people struggle with every day. It portrays alcoholism, depression, anxiety, self confidence issues, marital issues, family troubles, what it means to be a family, grief, loss, death, heartbreak, and so many more real life struggles. This makes it so much easier to believe and relate to the characters and their situations.

5. Nobody is Perfect

Something I hate in a TV show is when every character seems perfect. This show portrays the fact that nobody is perfect. They make stupid decisions, where we're screaming at the TV for them to stop. They all deal with their struggles in different ways, some healthy, others not. They all have different viewpoints on life and the things that they go through. This show portrays that they are just as human as you and me.

6. The Writing

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This is a very vague reason, but this show just has such great dialogue. The way that the characters interact and the memorable quotes that can help us through the situations that we experience in our lives make this show even more impactful and emotional. The writers know the characters and what fits for them and how they will reaction to situations, so having such good writing makes the story and the show so much more enjoyable and more realistic to life itself.

7. Jack Pearson

Jack Pearson is one of my favorite characters on television. He seems like the epitome of the ideal father and husband. He is loyal, caring, loves his family more than anything, has the biggest heart, and after all that he has been through it's pretty amazing that he turned out as great as he did. I also love how he is flawed. He has problems with lying and covering up the fact that he is hurting. He struggles with being an alcoholic. He has complex unresolved family issues. But still, he remains one of the most loved characters on television.

8. They Always Leave You Wanting More

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This show never bores me. No matter what situation or season they are on, this show constantly surprises me. Besides the plot twists that come pretty often, this show does a great job at making us excited to watch the next episode. Not only do they have something really dramatic usually happen at the end, but there's also always the question of what moment in time the next episode will be. We constantly wonder if we will enter the past, present, or future each episode, and how all of the timelines and situations that are occurring are connected. This show always keeps you wanting to know even more about the Pearson family.

9. The Character Development

One of the great things about the multiple timelines and stories within them is the fact that we get to literally watch these characters grow over time. We see how Kate, Kevin, and Randall act as children, then how that changes when they are teens, and then in their adult years. We get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of basically their whole lives and how that affects their current characters. We get to see just how much these characters change, and we have a better understanding of why since we see what they went through.

If you haven't checked out this show and you love drama or just family TV shows or just being emotional, this is definitely the show for you and you should give it a try!

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