I will admit, Bughead fans, that at first I was very confused. I read a lot of Archie comics in my life and I had gotten use to the idea of Betty, Archie and Veronica being trapped in a forever love triangle. I loved Jughead’s character as he was. I didn’t think of him as Asexual then, he had romantic parts at some points but mainly just wasn’t that into Love and that was okay. People are allowed to not be interested in romance. When I heard of Jughead’s character coming out as Asexual in Zdarsky’s reboot, it made sense to me, and I loved it. It would even be totally fine if Jughead’s character in CW’S Riverdale turned out to be Asexual..he could still have true feelings for Betty. But I don’t believe they are writing it that way.
When I first started watching Riverdale, I was immediately blown away by the fact Archie had truly never felt romantically for Betty, and was a little pissed. I also adore the friendship between Veronica and Betty, and I immediately saw their bond ignite on the show. I was seriously confused as to how this show was going to make it possible for Betty and Veronica to maintain a close friendship, and both get Archie somehow?? Isn’t that what happened in Archie’s love situation? BUT THEN