20 Influential TV Shows That Paved The Way For Riverdale
There are few shows darker or moodier than True Detective, and Riverdale often emulates a similar tone in its more serious moments. Although it never gets as heady or meditative as True Detective, there’s also a similar need to philosophize on Riverdale, especially from Jughead.
Both shows also have a certain obsession with darkness and what makes criminals tick. It’s an obsession that True Detective puts much more at the center of its story, but that doesn’t mean Riverdale doesn’t share it. Fundamentally, both shows are about the darkness that lives inside people, and what it takes to make that darkness come out of hiding.