20 Influential TV Shows That Paved The Way For Riverdale
Top of the Lake
Top of the Lake is closer to the True Detective end of the darkness spectrum, but it’s a decidedly more feminist version of that show. It tells the story of a detective who returns to her hometown to investigate the sexual assault that was perpetrated against a young girl.
The show’s subject matter is quite dark, but it shares an interest in small-town crime with Riverdale. It’s a careful reminder that corruption and criminality can fester in communities where everything seems perfectly normal on the surface. Criminals are not always easy to spot, and that makes preventing crime even harder than it already is.