'Riverdale' And Hilton Head Are Basically The Same Town

'Riverdale' And Hilton Head Are Basically The Same Town

And you may think the same about your hometown!


A couple of weeks ago I began to binge watch the television show Riverdale, on Netflix. As I watched, I noticed similar characteristics about the town of Riverdale, and the town of Hilton Head Island, where I grew up. I was humored by some of the coincidental similarities between the two towns and noticed more and more as the show progressed.

I'm sure I am being extremely closed-minded by thinking that Hilton Head is the only town similar to Riverdale. So, If you are from a smaller town, you may think some of Riverdale's characteristics depict your hometown as well!

1. The Local Diner is a Popular Hotspot, and the Milkshakes are Favored


In Hilton Head, you are most likely to find half the high school at the Diner past 11 pm!

2. Every Weekend Consists of;


- Fridays at the HS football game.

- Saturdays at the Movie Theatre.

- Sundays watching HBO.

3. Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships.



4. Having your significant other/friends parent dating your parent.



5. News of Crime Spreads a Mile a Minute.


And Hilton Head is only fourteen miles long. So.

There are so many other similarities between Riverdale and Hilton Head, but here are five that stood out to me!

How does your hometown compare???

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To The Girl Who Hasn't Been Herself Lately

Your spark return, and you will shine like you were meant to.

Life gets tough. Life gets too much to handle sometimes, and those times make you stronger. However, right now, it seems like you have lost yourself.

It’s difficult when you catch yourself not being you. When you do something or act a certain way and just wonder, “what did I do to deserve this? Why is this happening? When will it get better?” The way you’re feeling is not so much that you’re unhappy, you just feel weird.

Your day will come. I promise you. This is just a phase.

The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, and I feel your pain.

Your light will return to you. Your pure bliss moments, they are seeking you. Your laughter where your tummy aches is in your reach.

Our moods change far too often for us as humans to understand why, but the encounters you make every day have this effect on us.

You must remember the pure happiness you experienced before your first heartbreak, before the first friend became someone you thought they weren’t, before you lost your innocence. That was a time of true joy as you had not a care in the world for the things that would harm you. Better yet, you didn’t have the option to experience them because you were just a child.

The world can be an ugly place, and your attitude towards life can change every day. One thing is for certain: you did not lose who you are internally. We all put on a face for the world. For the people who we try to impress. For the life we want to live. For the things we want to achieve.

Your definitive personality is still in the works. Believe it or not, it always will be. Times like this change us for the better even though we can’t see it.

Your happiness will return. You will be a better, stronger version of you. In fact, you will be the best version of you yet.

Once this phase is over, you will be okay. This I promise you.

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Netflix, You Wasted Your $100,000,000 On ‘Friends,’ The Stale White Bread Of Sitcoms

Seriously guys, there are other good shows out there. Maybe take this as a sign to branch out.


Netflix made headlines this week when it announced the infamous '90s sitcom "Friends" was leaving the streaming service.

In response, the Internet rioted. Some individuals threatened to cancel their subscription just because of the loss of the one show. Twitter was up in arms over the sacrilege of the lost of the show.

To the relief of many, Netflix came back and saved the show. In order to protect the fan favorite, the service was forced to shell out a reported $100 million in order to maintain the exclusive streaming rights.

A show that ends in Bush's first term cost Netflix $100,000,000 to hold onto. This is an absurd amount of money that is early incomprehensible. For comparison, a gold-plated Bugatti Veyron is only $10 million.

You could have ten gold Bugattis for the same price that Netflix paid for "Friends." Ten.

Maybe this wouldn't sting so much if Netflix hadn't canceled many of its original shows. "Daredevil" was sacked, despite being the service's fourth most popular show. Not only was this show a peek into the underbelly of the MCU, but it was fresh and filled with POC and actual moral dilemmas, attributes "Friends" lacks.

The comedy in "Friends" is as safe as the bumpers on a bowling lane. Some of the jokes do hit, but the entire show played it extremely safe. The writers cowered away from truly hilarious punchlines and relied on worn-out cliches that were already overplayed by the end of the first season.

Like many shows that clung to exist long after the life support should have been pulled, many later episodes felt like fillers and were as unmemorable as one of the many, many love interests on the show.

The main characters alone are yawn-inspiring. Their flat characterization, stagnant lives, and predictable storylines make it seem like every episode is one and the same. We get it: Rachel is rich, Ross is smart, Phoebe is kooky, Joey dumb, Monica is uptight, and Chandler is an ass.

Ok, that was a little bit of an exaggeration, but those basic characteristics define the majority of each person's arcs.

And don't even get me started on the outfits.

Is this recycled white bread sitcom worth $100 million? I don't think so.

Netflix could have used that money to create new and interesting content that not only entertained its viewers but inspired and educated them. Or instead, donate that whopping sum to charity and provide clean water to millions in Africa or shelters for the homeless (just saying).

Netflix should be breathing life into the entertainment industry, not beat the same dead horses. By holding on to a show such as "Friends" Netflix is following the guidelines set by the old-fashioned TV channels, something they usually pride themselves in avoiding.

Basically, what I'm saying is, "Friends" is the McDonalds of television: its easy, familiar, and millions of fo people continue to return to it despite there being better options close by. Will we ever learn? Probably not, that's why there are billions and billions served.

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