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Riverdale

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age 13+

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age 16+

Cliche teen drama with adult themes and ridiculous moments

This was perhaps... the most boring tv show for teens in existence. INFO FOR PARENTS: This show includes... 1. A student-teacher affair 2. Many, many deaths 3. Sex scenes (nothing is really showed) 4. (perhaps the most ridiculous one) A girl (Betty) performs a strip routine in front of her boyfriend, her mom, and her boyfriend's dad 5. Mild cussing 6. LGBTQ couples (I'm gay myself but I'm sure Christians would like to know) There you go. Decide for yourself

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
7 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Thoughts Lead to Actions

What we see influences our thoughts and actions. Thinking about murders promotes suspicions, and paranoia. Watching illicit sex without consequences promotes it and the consequences: unfaithful, cheating partners, broken marriages, homes, & lives, & heartbroken children without a stable home. All contributing to the breakdown of society. We need solid homes where people learn to work together to solve problems. Faithful parents who take care of their children, and others around. Trustworthy honest people who care about others, showing tolerance and understanding. And teenagers learning to take responsibility for their actions.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
6 people found this helpful.
age 11+

RIVERDALE - amazing show - really recommend!!

This is actually a really awesome show! I would recommend letting your kids watch this. I let my 10-year-old daughter watch this and she is always updating me on the mysteries that this show holds. I started watching it myself, and became very interested! Recommend it 100%.

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Great role models
Too much violence
5 people found this helpful.
age 16+

AMAZING SHOW FOR WAY OLDER MATURE TEENS!!!

Look if you have ever seen my reviews they have been accurate. this is a review you can trust I am a mother that worries about my children being exposed to things. riverdale is a great teen show but watch out for sex drinking and swearing the swearing is pg-13 but the storyline I would say is tv-ma. for the person "Not as bad as people make it!" Don't listen to them!!!! in all I would say riverdale is ok for teens 16 and up.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Season 5 destroyed this show

Honestly the only reason I was watching this show was because of the Betty and Jughead romance but it would seem that the show has twisted and tainted every relationship to make it seem toxic. I don’t think I will continue watching it. So much cheating and lies... and now it seems that Betty is going to be in a relationship with Archie (Jugheads best friend). They ruined any potential romance that could have made this show worth watching in the 5th season so unless your in for some serious disappointment I suggest you watch something different.
3 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Awful show and extremely inappropriate

This show is terrible and extremely inappropriate for children and young teens. I am very liberal, don’t micromanage my kids, and will answer questions they have honestly and appropriately about adult things like sex, identity, and substances. That being said, Riverdale glamorizes a sexual relationship between a teacher and a 15 year old high school student, features a shower sex scene between two teenagers and a scene of a high school girl performing a strip tease in a bar full of classmates and adult men, normalizes drug labs and drug use, and promotes unhealthy family dynamics and unrealistic relationships. I’m not even concerned about the crime/murder/fear component. This show displays high school so unrealistically it’s inane. One student owns and manages her own underground speakeasy (at age 16), parents go to jail frequently for money laundering and lying, students have possession of fire arms, parents completely invalidate and neglect their children so that the children no longer trust their parents, I could go on. My husband and I attempted to watch the show ourselves, and aside from the asinine content, the writing and acting is so bad, we had to give up shortly after we started watching a few episodes. The worst part is that I work in child care, and I can’t tell you the number of 9-12 year olds I’ve heard talking about how the show is “so good”, that they “can’t wait for high school”, or that they’re not allowed to watch it but “watch episodes on YouTube when my mom’s not home”. I don’t advocate for over-sheltering your kids or keeping them in a bubble, but there are much higher quality tv shows that feature similar themes, handled in a much more mature and realistic way, that you can watch with your kids and even use as tools to teach them. Riverdale is not one of those shows. I would advise to avoid it until your kids are old enough to form their own critical thoughts and recognize that tv dramas are not an accurate reflection of reality.
3 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Statuatory Rape is apparently okay in this world...

No matter how they deal with it/talk about it, it's there. The kid having an affair with the teacher in the back seat of a car. This is *not* the kind of image I want my kids dealing with while watching a tv show. Not cool at all, and whomever produced this take on the "Archies", I hope you sleep well at night and that your profit margin was worth it.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Recipe for Riverdale

In a large bowl pour a half dozen white, privileged, beautiful teenagers. Add 1/4 cup each: designer clothes, impeccable hair, and flawless make-up. Pour in 10 lbs. of sensationalized plot. Add 1/8 teaspoon of substance. Mix well and set aside. In a blender combine: 1/4 cup superficiality; 1/2 cup arrogance; 2/3 cup materialism; 2 cups of malice; and 3 cups of anything sexual. Whip at high speed until frothy. WARNING: Do NOT add wisdom as this will spoil the entire recipe! Combine the two mixtures and fold in poor adult role models. Pour into a deep, dark, heavy pan. Spread evenly and cast people of color in roles of authority to make the dish more palatable. Bake for 1 hour in a 475 degree oven. Cut into thick slices, sprinkle with redemptive moments, and serve to young people whose parents fail to recognize that this dish not only lacks nutritional value, but is bad for young people's hearts.
3 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Amazing show for young teens!

I have a 13 year old daughter and I was reluctant to let her watch this because of all the things I heard about it. Eventually I gave up and let her watch it. Best show ever! Don’t listen to all the things you hear on this saying that’s there’s ‘too much sex’ because there isn’t! They do talk about it but you never see anything. And also, there’s not a lot of swearing either! Great show, wish my daughter could of watched it sooner. I definitely recommend.

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Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Good if you are a EXTREMELY mature 12 year old.

This show really shouldn't be for kids 11 and younger. A twelve year old should watch it only if they are very mature. There are lots of startling images of corpses. There isn't too much gore. However when there is its a lot. This could definitely affect you if you are sensitive to things like murder and suicide. Not too much sex, but definitely talks about it, skimpy outfits, and steamy makeout scenes. There is one scene where a father shoots his son who is tied to a chair. Most of the show is revolved around murder. However if you are a very mature twelve year old, then you should be able to handle it.
1 person found this helpful.