Craig, Russ, and Chris get together to talk about the second episode of Riverdale, and it's AWESOME.
Craig Byrne, Chris Hayner, and Russ Burlingame get together to digest the pilot episode of Riverdale, our new favorite show.

This was not the Episode 99 that we wanted or expected.

Russ brings the Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast hosts together for the first time this season to remember Luke Perry, the actor who played Fred Andrews on Riverdale. Perry passed away on Monday at age 52 following a stroke last week.

Russ, Craig Byrne, and Chris Hayner all had positive experiences to relate about meeting and working with Perry, and ECV is sending warm feelings and deep condolences out to his family.

Next episode, everything changes.

There's no new episode of Riverdale this week, so Russ, Craig, and Chris decided to check out Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, a 1990 TV movie in which Archie Andrews is -- unsurprisingly -- the worst.
 
This time, though, so is the movie, and holy cow, we had some fun skewering it, all while trying to have a semi-serious discussion about what Riverdale does better, what it might learn from this movie, and more. We hope you enjoy it almost as much as we didn't enjoy watching this turkey for you.
 
Since Russ is footing the bill for hosting and had to buy some new editing software recently so that he can make all this magic happen quickly and quietly, we’ll probably put together some kind of Patreon so that you can sponsor the show in exchange for swag soon enough. For now, though, if you want to contribute anything and everything, you can do so at Paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo. Anyone who contributes $10 and up will get an 8”x10”, framed original photo of Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, taken by Russ Burlingame during one of our visits to the set of Riverdale.
 
We've also put together a RedBubble Store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/archiedigest/ where you will be able to get t-shirts, stickers, cell phone cases, and other goods inspired by Riverdale and our show. Currently there's just one design -- #SheriffKiller -- but there's more to come in the next few days.
 
Lastly, you can check out a new tie-in comic Russ wrote for The Belko Experiment -- in theaters today -- at http://tinyurl.com/belkocomic. The story is set within the narrative of the film, which comes from director Greg McLean and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the GalaxySlither).
This week on Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast, we respond to possibly the biggest, craziest episode of the series yet — and that is saying something.
 
We also welcome on board Brittany Rivera, best known as a Screen Rant contributing writer but her dulcet tones can also be heard on The Flash Podcast and The Marvel Report.
 
Since Russ is footing the bill for hosting and had to buy some new editing software recently so that he can make all this magic happen quickly and quietly, we’ll probably put together some kind of Patreon so that you can sponsor the show in exchange for swag soon enough. For now, though, if you want to contribute anything and everything, you can do so at Paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo. Anyone who contributes $10 and up will get an 8”x10”, framed original photo of Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, taken by Russ Burlingame during one of our visits to the set of Riverdale.

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