Whether it’s the return of a cartoon horse with a knack for inciting existential dread, or a wannabe LA actor who just happens to shoot people in the face at his day job, 2018 had some wonderful tricks hidden up its sleeve.
By Jenny Hedger
Three seasons in and Riverdale is still going strong. Despite its branding as guilty-pleasure TV, critics have been kind the show, a teenage-noir reboot of the Archie comic books. It’s been called “daring” and “addictive” but also “odd.” That’s fair enough. Faithful fans of the comics might be perplexed or even alarmed given how many scenes open with Archie working out shirtless and, you know, all the murder. From the get-go, it’s clear that Riverdale isn’t the Archie Americans will remember reading in the grocery store check-out line.
By: Jenny Hedger
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, along with Netflix, has rebooted the 90s TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Fans of the original were, understandably, skeptical. After all, it takes skill and a fresh new vision to create a compelling new version of a classic. Luckily, Aguirre-Sacasa does exactly that with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Heroes must be held onto for they are few and far between. Since 2015, with the release of Daredevil, Netflix has been the champion streamer of all things superhero. Most recently however a shadow has been casted upon them, as Disney’s own streaming service lurks on the horizon and threatens to steal away the Marvel features which have found their home on Netflix.