The Riverdale Rag #022 – Revenge and Reconciliation

WE MADE IT! Join Cecily and Chanda in a victory lap at the end of the marathon that was season 2 of Riverdale. This week we discuss New Charmed vs. Old Charmed, white feminism, broadening the literary canon, CW scheduling shenanigans, Arrow, Supernatural, Hiram’s end game, whether Hal Cooper is a weevil, and yes, what’s…

The Riverdale Rag #021 – And the Kitchen Sink

Hold on to your letter sweaters, because this was an excellent episode! That’s right, neither Cecily nor Chanda have anything negative to say about this episode. We discuss Cheryl Blossom as the Avenging Angel of Riverdale, whether Cole Sprouse will return next season, The Problem with Hiram Lodge, and Cecily takes a victory lap because…

The Riverdale Rag #020 – Double Digest

Double your pleasure, double your fun with a Double Digest from Cecily and Chanda! This week your hosts discuss “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners” and “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt”. In all, they were two solid episodes! Colour us surprised! Show Notes Prisoners is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay…

The Riverdale Rag #019 – A Nightmare to Remember

Well, that was a musical? We guess? Join Chanda and Cecily as they discuss what they liked, what they questioned, and what they hated about Chapter 31: A Night to Remember. Stray Observations More Fangs Fogarty chewing on scenery, please. As far as musicals go, credit to the Riverdale team for making sure the kids…

The Riverdale Rag #018 – Choices

Cecily and Chanda review “The Noose Tightens”, discuss the show’s handling of Cheryl’s conversion therapy, Kevin Keller: Convenient Gay, Cheryl’s bisexuality, and our OTP, #Falice and more. Show notes below. Stray Observations Nana Rose’s red hair streak represents her life force. The streak was wider and more visible last season, but seems thinner (yet just…

The Riverdale Rag #017 – Really, Archie?

This week it’s the return of the Double Digest, as Cecily and Chanda discuss "There Will Be Blood" and "Primary Colors". Stray Observations We’ve discussed how the show treats characters of colour before, but the marginalization also carries over into its queer characters. We don’t have much hope for a happy future for Kevin Keller,…

The Riverdale Rag #016 – Who’s Loving Who?

This week Cecily and Chanda discuss the grooming of Archie Andrews, Cheryl and Toni’s budding romance and representation of LGBTQ youth in media, and take a small detour to discuss the new so-called “feminist” reboot of Charmed. Show notes continue below. Show Notes The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written, directed,…

The Riverdale Rag #015 – Wakanda Forever

Cecily and Chanda have been to the promised land, and that land is Wakanda! In this special episode, they discuss the film Black Panther, they discuss the film’s political intrigue, the representation of the diaspora in the film, and the sheer power and joy that comes from seeing your people beautifully and richly represented on…

The Riverdale Rag #014 – Snitches Get Stitches

How many episodes are left? “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon” could be the unifying line for this season. So far season 2 feels 3 years long, and there’s a three-week hiatus after this episode. Can Cecily and Chanda make it? Stay tuned. This week we talk (at length) about comics, especially The Wicked…

The Riverdale Rag #013 – Sex, Lies, and Videocams

I don’t want to say that Cecily and Chanda were bored of this episode, but just like Archie Andrews’ grade point average, it rarely rose above a C+. Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we care about each other, and we care about you, the listeners. This week we talk about Riverdale’s Mafia…