Episode Three has me hooked, and YES I am expecting zombies or something like that. I like the way it resonates with and comments on the original comic. And I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Once Upon A Time in the reviews I've seen - there's a genre analysis waiting to happen between them. At first, I thought that the dialogue was better than the acting and directing, but it all caught up and is coming together nicely. There's new ground here - and to be honest, I think that's a lot ,ore interesting than hashing over Town Peaks would be. Luckily, I just don't see the Town Peaks connection in anything but the most completely superficial sense; there are mountains, there are mysteries. But Riverdale is its own thing.
CW launched a hit last season; hooked, I was thrilled that SEASON One was available, on DVD, not to mention comparably priced. Complicated characters, and intriguing plots make RIVERDALE a must watch series, anxiously awaiting SEASON Two's premiere.
I grew up on Archie comic books in the 90s. Do not come in with expectations of the characters having similar story lines that you remember. Things come together slowly, so I'm glad I stuck with it. There are lots of plot twists as the characters develop and its much darker than the comics.