riverdale & hibernation

I have a paper due in about 9 hours, I haven’t started reading the assignment guidelines, but turned on my Netflix over breakfast (at 1PM) and decided to continue watching the Riverdale episode I started last night before passing out from a mix of cold and stress. Bad decisions, est. 1994.

It’s 4 hours later and I finished the first 4 episodes of season 1 and now I’m fidgety because the next one only comes out next week. Why Netflix, why.

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  1. Who killed Jason?
  2. Is Betty actually Polly? Versa vice?
  3. Are Archie and Cheryl related? (pls why do I think I am CSI and qualified to make such assumptions because they both have red hair?)

Poor academic decorum guilt aside, I am so glad I found this show — it found me, rather, but let’s write in the active voice and pretend we have a minimal say in the life paths we find ourselves into.

It ticks all the modern-day aesthetics boxes, from thematics to cinematography.

Thank you Riverdale creators for capturing my attention for 40 x 4 minutes uninterrupted (ish, my phone was still on vibrate and I take my Snapchats very seriously), with your neon colours and beautiful Insta-worthy shots of small-town-USA scenery.

Thank you for your polarized time-bombesque characterization of this grandiose bunch of teenagers, so relatable and transposable somehow to the mundane (=over-sensationalized) lives of present-day millennials.

Thank you for introducing the thrilling fusion genre of murder-mystery-meets-high-school-musical to my Continue Watching, and thank you in advance for all the money you will save me in the next few weeks as I sit myself on the couch staring down my pre-paid (thanks mom) Netflix menu opps, rather than on a bar stool near a tip jar somewhere too dark and too crowded.

I’m excited, for next week, and the next few weeks after that, and it’s mid-February, so that’s a pretty spectacular feat in itself.

That said, a small part of my psyche is already bracing the rest of me for post-season-finale depression, but hopefully, that will coincide with Spring, so no hard losses.

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