A Riverdale Rant
Ok. Some things need to be said, even though some people are so close minded while they’re so sure they know everything.
Things got to the point where people called Riverdale “homophobic”. I just want to ask you: where? You want representation? You have. Or maybe Kevin isn’t good enough for you, and he isn’t the only one there.
But the truth is that some people want all the characters to be gay. Like, all the main characters and also the secondaries. Let’s face the truth: it won’t happen. First, because, unfortunately for people that hate straights (lol) there are people like that on earth, so it would be pretty unrealistic to tell a story with only homosexual people. Second, because Riverdale ISN’T A NEW THING.
It isn’t a TV show made for demanding Tumblr teenagers. It is about teens, but their target audience is so much wider than that. This show is based on comics created in the 30s. So, you can count on the fact that there are many grandparents, moms and dads very happy to know they can watch a live action of a very cool narrative they enjoyed when they were younger, and they want to see on the screen the story they know.
Bughead? Isn’t a new thing either. I don’t get why they’re getting so much hate, if their storyline is just a rereading of something already presented on the comics. Judgead always expressed his interest in Betty, they have pretty sweet interactions and he is only asexual in the new comics, released in 2016. The Archie Comics have MANY versions, in one of them he is even married. Plus, when CW came up with the idea of the show, those new comics didn’t even exist.
They already had an idea, a plot in their hands. Even the actors when they went for the auditions and got the roles, so it’s very unfair to call them names because your ship isn’t happening, when there are so many people WORKING HARD to make a nice thing, new and fresh but maintaning the core of the classic Archie Comics.
Like a friend of mine said, it’s very sad to reduce characters’ value to their relationships, and also looking at a show as if it was the only thing that mattered.
But still, honestly, and speaking for myself, when some of my ships didn’t happen, I’ve abandoned shows before and moved on with my life. So if it’s still a big deal and you think Riverdale isn’t for you, no one is making you watch it.
That being said, I’m going to watch it with my mom now.